Market Report: 29 April, 2020.

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

A total of 16,713,500 shares in 950 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 322,643,817.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Tuesday, April 28), today’s data shows 10% improvement in volume, 15% decline in turnover, but 13% improvement in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.13 trillion.

In the aggregate, 41 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 21 ✅gainers and 14 ?losers.

Kakuzi Plc [KUKZ] led the gainers with ✅10.00% share price appreciation closing at KES 341.00 per share, followed by:

✅WPP ScanGroup Plc [SCAN] (+7.62%)
✅Kenya Airways Plc [KQ] (+5.81%)
✅Home Afrika Plc [HAFR] (+5.26%).

On the losing side, Flame Tree Group Holdings [FTGH] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?9.52% at KES 0.95 per share, followed by:

?Nation Media Group Plc [NMG] (-7.96%)
?East African Cables Plc [CABL] (-5.43%)
?Jubilee Holdings Plc [JUB] (-2.87%).

Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] recorded the highest volume of 4.2 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] (4.25m)
➖Safaricom Plc [SCOM] (2.94m)
➖Flame Tree Group Holdings [FTGH] (1.21m).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained ✅4.25 points to close at 140.21

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained ✅14.49 points to close at 1967.19

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅83.42 points to close at 3262.99

The Derivatives market of the NSE had one contract concluded in today’s trading session implying a turnover of Kes 14,000 . The East African Breweries Contract expiring on 18th June,2020 was concluded at a price of Kes 140.00.

The secondary Bond market at the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a slump in activity with bonds worth Kes 916.6 Million trading in 87 deals, as compared to yesterday’s turnover of Kes 2.31 Billion which was achieved in 114 deals.


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