Trend and Patterns of Market Value of Listed Manufacturing Firms in Nigeria (2008 -2018)
Keywords:Capital market, market value, manufacturing firms, NSE
The study analysed the trend and pattern of market value of firms from 2008-2018. The study adopted ex-post facto research design and used secondary data. The population of the study comprised of 78 listed manufacturing firms on the Nigeria Stock Exchange as at the end of 2018. Purposive sampling technique was used to select firms with up-to-date published financial data and whose stock were traded on the Stock market totaling 56. The data were analysed using table, percentages and bar chat. The study showed upward and downward movements in the value of firms during the sample period. The market value increased from 2008 -2009 by 0.33%, declined in 2010 by 4.93% increased from 2011 to 2013 by 11.75% and decreased from 2016 to 2018 by 14.59%. A policy implication with respect to this finding is that the study confirmed that Nigeria’s economy through the manufacturing sector is growing gradually. It is recommended that Nigeria need to intensify and formulate stable trade policies capable of promoting sustainable growth within and outside the country.
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