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Market Report; 16 October, 2020

At the end of the last weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE),

A total of 4,407,600 shares in 751 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 121,739,013.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, October 15), today’s data shows 53% improvement in volume, 39% improvement in turnover, and 80% improvement in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.1 trillion.

In the aggregate, 45 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 12✅ gainers and 25🔻 losers.

Bank of Kigali Group Plc [BKG] led the gainers with 5.36% share price appreciation closing at✅ KES 13.75 per share, followed by:

✅ Liberty Holdings Plc [LBTY] (+5.26%)
✅ Kengen Plc [KEGN] (+4.4%)
✅Britam Holdings Plc [BRIT]. (+3.87%).

On the losing side, Home Afrika Plc [HAFR] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of 🔻9.09% closing at KES 0.40 per share, followed by:

🔻 Flame Tree Group Holdings Plc [FTGH] (-9.09%)
🔻 HF Group Plc [HFCK] (-7.16%)
🔻 Olympia Capital Holdings [OCH] (-6.96%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 2.4 million traded shares, followed by:

➖ I&M Holdings Plc [IMH] (501,300)
➖ Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC](415,400)
➖ Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY](291,000).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] remained unchanged to close at 139.65
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index declined 🔻3.03 points to close at 1811.13
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index declined 🔻 7.64  points to close at 3212.90

There was 1 contract valued at kes 35,000 concluded during today’s transaction on the derivatives market of the NSE. This was a increase in value compared  to the 1 contract valued at kes 30,000 concluded during the previous trading session.

The bonds market posted a decline  in turnover in today’s trading session, with bonds worth Kes 2.31 billion transacted in 82 deals against the 2.85 billion worth of bonds transacted in Thursday’s trading session.