Market Report: 06 August, 2020

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

A total of 9,860,600 shares in 1,096 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 211,962,293.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, August 5), today’s data shows 74% decline in volume, 69% decline in turnover, and 15% decline in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 1.94 trillion.

In the aggregate, 42 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 15 ✅gainers and 21 ?losers.

Diamond Trust Bank Kenya [DTK] led the gainers with ✅6.56% share price appreciation closing at KES 69.00 per share, followed by:

✅Olympia Capital Holdings [OCH] (+4.91%)
✅Safaricom Plc [SCOM] (+4.78%)
✅HF Group Plc [HFCK] (+4.66%).

On the losing side, East African Cables Plc [CABL] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?8.97% closing at KES 2.03 per share, followed by:

?Flame Tree Group Holdings [FTGH] (-8.00%)
?Nation Media Group Plc [NMG] (-7.6%)
?ILAM Fahari Income REIT [FARH] (-6.73%).

Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] recorded the highest volume of 2.9 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Safaricom Plc [SCOM] (2.13m)
➖Absa Bank Kenya Plc [ABSA] (1.23m)
➖Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] (857,000).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained ✅2.58 points to close at 129.59

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index declined ?3.00 points to close at 1759.28

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅12.34 points to close at 2968.11

The derivatives market of the NSE had 7 contracts valued at Kes 190,500 concluded in today’s trading session. This was lower as compared to the 19 contracts valued at Kes 500,280 concluded in previous trading session.

The secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a marginal rise in activity during today’s session with bonds worth Kes 1.95 Billion achieved in 96 deals in today’s session as compared to the Kes 1.53 Billion achieved in 94 deals during the previous trading session.


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