Thursday, 13 September 2012

Dear Afrinvestor,

Market Statistics (Thursday, 13th September, 2012)

Market Cap (N'bn)

Market Cap (US$'bn)

NSE All-Share Index

Daily Performance %

1 Week Performance %

YTD Performance %

Daily Volume (Million)

Daily Value (N'bn)

Daily Value (US$'m)

Dealer’s Perception

·         The NSE All-Share Index appreciated by 124bps today

·         Bullish sentiments held sway in the banking sector again, with top-tier and mid-tier banks on the up-tick. Growing demand for UBA and Access Bank led to further gains of 4.3% and 4.9% respectively; GTBank and First Bank however hovered around current levels ending the day with slim appreciation of 0.5% and 0.6% respectively.

·         Institutional purchases firmed up the price of NB with a clearance of available offers during the session, it subsequently recorded a 5.0% gain. Sentiments for International Breweries also remained bullish as it picked up a further 4.9% today; Guinness on the other hand closed flat.

·         A hold back on offers for Transcrop during the session led to a further 4.9% mark-up; UACN and PZ Cussons also closed on the up-tick, while Unilever and AG Leventis were sent south losing 3.8% and 5.0% respectively.

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