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Market Report: 12 August, 2020

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

A total of 11,897,700 shares in 862 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 293,693,133.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Tuesday, August 11), today’s data shows 15% decline in volume, 18% decline in turnover, and 11% decline in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 1.96 trillion.

In the aggregate, 48 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 22 ✅gainers and 19 ?losers.

TPS Eastern Africa Plc [TPSE] led the gainers with ✅9.92% share price appreciation closing at KES 14.40 per share, followed by:

✅Umeme Limited [UMME] (+9.88%)
✅Sameer Africa Plc [SMER] (+9.83%)
✅Bamburi Cement Plc [BAMB] (+8.68%).

On the losing side, Eveready East Africa [EVRD] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?8.26% at KES 1.00 per share, followed by:

?East African Cables Plc [CABL] (-7.57%)
?ILAM Fahari Income REIT [FAHR] (-5.35%)
?Standard Group Plc [SGL] (-4.78%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 4.5 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (3.07m)
➖Bank of Kigali Group Plc [BKG] (1.62m)
➖Kenya Power & Lighting Company [KPLC] (1.32m).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained ✅1.52 points to close at 130.76

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained ✅18.25 points to close at 1751.39

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅26.64 points to close at 2972.90

The Derivatives Market had 5 contracts valued at Kes.76,000 transacted in today’s trading session. Three E.A Breweries contracts worth Kes.46,000 expiring in 17th December 2020 were concluded at a price of Kes.156.30. This was against the 2 contracts valued at Kes 55,600 transacted the previous trading day.

The secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded an increase in activity during today’s session with bonds worth Kes 2.07 Billion achieved in 124 deals in today’s session as compared to the Kes 3.2 Billion achieved in 121 deals during the previous trading session