Market Report: 17 August, 2020

At the end of the first weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) this week.

A total of 20,897,600 shares in 826 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 315,755,549.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, August 14), today’s data shows 26% improvement in volume, 11% decline in turnover, and 11% decline in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 1.97 trillion.

In the aggregate, 45 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 19 ✅gainers and 16 ?losers.

Car and General (Kenya) Plc [CGEN] led the gainers with ✅9.74% share price appreciation closing at KES 23.10 per share, followed by:

✅Express Kenya Plc [XPRS] (+9.74%)
✅Nairobi Business Ventures [NBV] (+7.14%).
✅ILAM Fahari Income REIT [FAHR](+7.14%).

On the losing side, Standard Group Plc [SGL] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?9.78% at KES 20.30 per share, followed by:

?Home Afrika Plc [HAFR] (-8.89%)
?Longhorn Publishers Plc [LKL] (-7.35%)
?Umeme Limited [UMME] (-6.76%).

Kenya Reinsurance Corporation [KNRE] recorded the highest volume of 6.5 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Cooperative Bank of Kenya [COOP] (4.48m)

➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (3.31m)
➖Safaricom Plc [SCOM] (2.81m)

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] ✅ gained 1.94 points to close at 131.40

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index declined ?5.14 points to close at 1738.43

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅ 38.10 points to close at 2977.93

The derivatives market of the NSE had 6 contacts valued at Kes 150,000.The Safaricom contract expiring in December 2020 had 5 contracts exercised at  a price of Kes 28.00

The secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a decline in activity during Monday’s session with bonds worth Kes 2.96 Billion achieved in 90 deals in today’s session as compared to the Kes 3.41 Billion achieved in 105 deals during the previous trading session


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