Thursday, 3 January 2013

Dear Afrinvestor,

Market Statistics (Wednesday,2nd January, 2013)

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 gained 150bps today.

·         Demand for stocks in the banking sector led to gains for most companies in the sector, Zenith Bank and Wema Bank were the only companies divergent to the bullish trend in the sector today, posting losses of 0.5% and 1.9%. Mid-tier banks however were top-gainers with Skye Bank, FCMB and Diamond Bank picking up points in excess of 9.0% apiece..

·         The food and beverages sector was also on the up-tick today recording no losses at the close of the session. Dangote Sugar recorded the largest gain in the sector, up by 7.1%. Nascon and UTC also picked up 4.8% and 4.0% respectively while Dangote Flour and Honeywell recorded slimmer gains.

·         Ashaka Cement and CCNN both closed on the up-tick today with appreciation of 2.5% and 0.9% respectively. Lafarge Wapco however lost 1.7% while Dangote cement was flat..

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