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Market Report; 02 September, 2020

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

A total of 42,242,900 shares in 1,305 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 1,047,431,016.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Tuesday, September 1), today’s data shows 350% improvement in volume, 311% improvement in turnover, and 24% improvement in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.12 trillion.

In the aggregate, 47 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 21 gainers and 14 losers.

Eaagads Limited [EGAD] led the gainers with ✅9.52% share price appreciation closing at KES 11.50 per share, followed by:

✅WPP ScanGroup Plc [SCAN] (+9.03%)
✅Nairobi Securities Exchange Plc [NSE] (+6.15%)
✅Nairobi Business Ventures [NBV] (+5.00%).

On the losing side, Kapchorua Plc [KAPC] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?8.24% at KES 78.00 per share, followed by:

?Total Kenya Plc [TOTL] (-8.06%)
?Uchumi Supermarket Plc [UCHM] (-6.90%)
?Sanlam Kenya Plc [SLAM] (-2.75%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 25.8 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Bank of Kigali Group Plc [BKG] (3m)
➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (2.87m)
➖ Uchumi Supermarket Plc [UCHM] (2.36m).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained ✅0.74 points to close at 141.00
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained ✅25.56 points to close at 1835.30
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅20.78 points to close at 3264.82

The derivatives market of the NSE had 4 contracts valued at Kes 133,030 concluded in today’s trading session. This was a negative turn as compared to the 7 contracts valued at Kes 240,300 concluded in previous trading session.

The secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a decline in activity during today’s session with bonds worth Kes 6.34 billion transacted in 143 deals in as compared to the Kes 6.23 billion achieved in 142 deals during the previous   trading session.