Market Report: 24 July, 2020

At the end of the last weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), [24-Jul-2020]

A total of 9,604,300 shares in 919 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 221,710,191.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, July 23), today’s data shows 44% decline in volume, 50% decline in turnover, and 13% decline in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.02 trillion.

In the aggregate, 47 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 23 ✅ gainers and 18 ? losers.

Kakuzi Plc [KUKZ] led the gainers with ✅ 9.93% share price appreciation closing at KES 395.75 per share, followed by;

✅Unga Group Plc [UNGA] (+7.14%),
✅Longhorn Publishers Plc [LKL] (+6.54%)
✅East African Breweries Plc [EABL] (+4.68%).

On the losing side, Trans Century Plc [TCL] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?8.97% closing at KES 2.03 per share, followed by;

?Nairobi Business Ventures Plc [NBV] (-8.33%),
?Bank of Kigali Group Plc [BKG] (-7.22%)
?Carbacid Investments Plc [CARB] (-6.55%).

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

➖Bank of Kigali Group [BKG] (2m),
➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (2m)
➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (764,100).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] ✅ gained 2.15 points to close at 134.59

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained ✅6.00 points to close at 1886.84

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅49.03 points to close at 3121.55

There were six contracts worth Kes 165,980 concluded in today’s trading session.

The Secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a increase in activity with bonds worth Kes 3.23 Billion transacted against the Kes 1.44 billion worth of bonds traded during yesterday’s trading session. The number of deals however declined to 56 from yesterday’s 75 deals.

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