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Market Report: 19 May 2020

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

A total of 19,262,300 shares in 955 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 584,881,789.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Monday, May 18), today’s data shows 63% improvement in volume, 73% improvement in turnover, and 7% improvement in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.14 trillion.

In the aggregate, 45 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 20 ✅gainers and 18 ?losers.

Longhorn Publishers Plc [LKL] led the gainers with ✅9.23% share price appreciation closing at KES 4.97 per share, followed by:

✅Kenya Airways Plc [KQ] (+9.17%)
✅Liberty Kenya Holdings Plc [LBTY] (+6.93%)
✅Sameer Africa Plc [SMER] (+5.88%).

On the losing side, Uchumi Supermarkets Plc [UCHM] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?9.09% closing at KES 0.30 per share, followed by:

?Crown Paints Kenya Plc [CRWN] (-9.09%)
?Bank of Kigali Group Plc [BKG] (-6.14%)
?Umeme Limited [UMME] (-6.03%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 8.8 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (4.2m)
➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (2.34m)
➖Kengen Plc [KEGN]. (832,700).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained ✅ 1.40 points to close at 140.68

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained✅ 13.59 points to close at 2007.49

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅ 44.37 points to close at 3296.63

There were no contracts concluded on the derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange during today’s trading session.

Secondary trading on the bond market at the Nairobi Securities Exchange was relatively unchanged with bonds worth Kes 1.98 Billion trading in 80 deals, as compared to yesterday’s turnover of Kes 1.93 Billion which was achieved in 96 deals.

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