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Market Report; 03 September, 2020

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

A total of 13,627,200 shares in 1,163 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 269,025,706.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, September 2), today’s data shows 68% decline in volume, 74% decline in turnover, and 11% decline in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.12 trillion.

In the aggregate, 42 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 14 ✅gainers and 21 ?losers.

WPP ScanGroup Plc [SCAN] led the gainers with ✅10.00% share price appreciation closing at KES 7.70 per share, followed by:

✅Nation Media Group Plc [NMG] (+9.89%)
✅Bank of Kigali Group Plc [BKG] (+9.67%)
✅Total Kenya Plc [TOTL] (+9%).

On the losing side, Sameer Africa Plc [SMER] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?10.00% closing at KES 3.60 per share, followed by:

?Unga Group Plc [UNGA] (-9.09%)
?Trans Century Plc [TCL] (-8.82%)
?Home Afrika Plc [HAFR] (-7.14%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 3.2 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Co-operative Bank of Kenya [COOP] (1.86m)
➖Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] (1.3m)
➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (1.2m).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained ✅ 0.25 points to close at 141.25
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained ✅17.09 points to close at 1852.39
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅3.86 points to close at 3268.68

The derivatives market of the NSE had 7 contracts valued at Kes 249,800 concluded in today’s trading session. This was a higher as compared to the 4 contracts valued at Kes 133,030 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 4.86 billion transacted in 127 deals in as compared to the Kes 6.34 billion achieved in 143 deals during the previous trading session.

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