Market Report: 04 August, 2020

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

A total of 32,221,200 shares in 1,106 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 838,823,856.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Monday, August 3), today’s data shows 19% decline in volume, 15% decline in turnover, and 5% decline in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 1.92 trillion.

In the aggregate, 43 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 14 ✅gainers and 21?losers.

Trans Century Plc [TCL] led the gainers with ✅9.28% share price appreciation closing at KES 2.12 per share, followed by:

✅Sanlam Kenya Plc [SLAM] (+7.31%)
✅Bamburi Cement Plc [BAMB] (+6.67%)
✅Diamond Trust Bank Kenya [DTK] (+6.15%).

On the losing side, CIC Insurance Group Plc [CIC] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?8.43% closing at KES 2.28 per share, followed by:

?Kapchorua Tea Company Plc [KAPC] (-8.08%)
?Nation Media Group Plc [NMG] (-5.61%)
?Eveready East Africa Plc [EVRD] (-4.76%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 23.8 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] (4.83m)
➖East African Breweries Plc [EABL] (977,200)
➖Nation Media Group Plc [NMG] (674,600).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] declined ?1.45 points to close at 128.16

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index declined ?3.07 points to close at 1794.60

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index declined ?29.34 points to close at 2973.63

The derivatives market of the NSE had 4 contracts valued at Kes 109,000 concluded in today’s trading session. This was against the 8 contracts valued at Kes 219,800 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 2.13 Billion achieved in 108 deals in today’s session as compared to the Kes 4.96 Billion achieved in 102 deals during the previous trading session.

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