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Market Report; 20 November,2020

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

A total of 29,294,800 shares in 892 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 908,807,388.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, November 19), today’s data shows 118% improvement in volume, 109% improvement in turnover, and 25% improvement in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.16 trillion.

In the aggregate, 44 NSE listed securities participated in trading, ending with 19 ✅gainers and 13 🔻losers.

BOC Kenya Plc [BOC] led the gainers with ✅10.00% share price appreciation closing at KES 66.00 per share, followed by:

✅East African Cables Plc [CABL] (+9.37%)
✅Home Afrika Plc [HAFR] (+8.11%)
✅Olympia Capital Holdings Plc [OCH] (+5.91%).

On the losing side, East African Portland Cement Company [PORT] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of 🔻9.72% at KES 13.00 per share, followed by:

🔻Carbacid Investments Plc [CARB] (-5.12%)
🔻Sanlam Kenya Plc [SLAM] (-3.33%)
🔻Absa Bank Kenya Plc [ABSA] (-1.84%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 19.6 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (3.35m)
➖Centum Investment Company Plc [CTUM] (3.05m)
➖Stanbic Holdings Plc [SBIC] (651,500).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained ✅1.34 points to close at 143.72

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained ✅1.48 points to close at 1785.88

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅14.71 points to close at 3255.68

The derivatives market of the NSE was flat during today’s session with no contracts concluded for a third day running on the market.

The bonds market posted a rise in turnover during today’s trading session, with bonds worth Kes 2.44 billion transacted in 58 deals against the 1.06 billion worth of bonds transacted in the previous trading session.