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Market Report; 01 September, 2020

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE).

A total of 9,394,800 shares in 1,056 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 254,685,038.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Monday, August 31), today’s data shows 78% decline in volume, 79% decline in turnover, and 11% decline in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.11 trillion.

In the aggregate, 39 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 17 ✅gainers and 17 ?losers.

Nairobi Business Ventures [NBV] led the gainers with ✅9.09% share price appreciation closing at KES 0.60 per share, followed by:

✅Standard Chartered Bank Kenya Plc [SCBK] (+5.99%)
✅Sanlam Kenya Plc [SLAM] (+5.37%)
✅WPP ScanGroup Plc [SCAN] (+4.56%).

On the losing side, I&M Holdings Plc [IMH] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?6.52% closing at KES 43.00 per share, followed by:

?Diamond Trust Bank Kenya [DTK] (-4.04%)
?Uchumi Supermarkets Plc [UCHM] (-3.33%)
?BOC Kenya Plc [BOC](-2.61%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 2.2 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Co-operative Bank of Kenya [COOP] (1.79m)
➖I&M Holdings Plc [IMH] (1.27m)
➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (774,300)

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained ✅0.58 points to close at 140.26
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained ✅14.88 points to close at 1809.74
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅20.25 points to close at 3244.04

The derivatives market of the NSE had 7 contract concluded  in today’s trading session valued kes 240,300. These were the first contracts concluded on the derivatives market this week.

The secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a decline in activity during today’s session with bonds worth Kes 6.23 billion transacted in 142 deals in as compared to the Kes 8.47 billion achieved in 151 deals during the previous   trading session.