Market Report: 20 July, 2020

At the end of the first weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), [20-July-2020]

A total of 11,334,000 shares in 804 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 548,164,223.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, July 17), today’s data shows 51% decline in volume and 25% decline in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 1.98 trillion.

In the aggregate, 45 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 15 ✅ gainers and 19 ? losers.

Kakuzi Plc [KUKZ] led the gainers with ✅ 9.76% share price appreciation closing at KES 360.00 per share, followed by;

✅Sasini Tea Plc [SASN] (+6.75%),
✅Williamson Tea Kenya Plc [WTK] (+4.56%)
✅Eveready East Africa Plc [EVRD] (+3.88%).

On the losing side, Nation Media Group Plc [NMG] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?4.35% closing at KES 12.10 per share, followed by;

?STANLIB Fahari Income REIT [FAHR] (-4.14%),
?Jubilee Holdings Plc [JUB] (-4%)
?Sameer Africa Plc [SMER] (-3.76%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 6.8 million traded shares, followed by;

➖Kengen Plc [KEGN] (1.36m),
➖BAT Kenya Plc [BAT] (Kenya) (1m)
➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (457,100).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] declined ?0.03 points to close at 132.22

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained ✅0.27 points to close at 1909.63

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index declined ?1.51 points to close at 3105.80

There were no trades concluded in today’s trading session on the NSE derivatives market.

The secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a decline in today’s session with bonds worth Kes 895 million achieved in 84 deals in today’s session as compared to the Kes 2.2 Billion achieved in 63 deals during the previous trading session.

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