Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Dear Afrinvestor,

Market Statistics (Tuesday, 23rd October, 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 lost  20bps.

·         Sentiments in the banking sector, improved slightly today though still skewed to the sell side. On the up-tick were Wema Bank, Fidelity Bank, Unity Bank and Stanbic IBTC with price appreciation ranging from 0.6% to 3.4%. Top-tier banks Zenith Bank, GTBank and UBA however went south shedding, 1.6%, 1.4% and 0.4% respectively.

·         Bullish sentiments firmed up the price of CCNN as it picked up 5.0% at the close of the session, however Ashaka Cement remained skewed to the sell side and subsequently dropped less than 1.0% while Dangote Cement and Lafarge Wapco recorded no change.

·         In other sectors, Guinness rallied at the close of the session with a 1.9% mark-up, NB however lost 0.7% dropping to N138.00. Transcorp and PZ Cussons also went south with losses of 2.6% and 1.7% while others in the conglomerate sector recorded no change.

Company Announcements

·         Unity Bank plc released its Q3 2012 results.

·         Presco Plc released its Q3 2012 results.

·         Austin Laz & Co Plc released its Q3 2012 results.

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