Market Report: 30 April, 2020

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

A total of 19,750,100 shares in 1,276 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 423,852,683.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, April 29), today’s data shows 18% improvement in volume, 31% improvement in turnover, and 34% improvement in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.12 trillion.

In the aggregate, 47 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 20 ✅ gainers and 20 ? losers.

East African Breweries Plc [EABL] led the gainers with✅ 7.13% share price appreciation closing at KES 172.75 per share, followed by:

✅East African Cables Plc [CABL] (+6.32%),
✅Centum Investment Company Plc [CTUM] (+5.23%)
✅Unga Group Plc [UNGA] (+4.29%).

On the losing side, Limuru Tea Company [LIMT] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ? 10% at KES 427.50 per share, followed by:

?Kengen Plc [KEGN] (-6.38%)
?Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] (-5.63%)
?WPP ScanGroup Plc [SCAN] (-5.60%).

Safaricom Plc recorded the highest volume of 9.7 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Kenya Airways Plc [KQ] (2.33m),
➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (1.46m)
➖Kengen Plc [KEGN] (1.46m).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] declined ?0.52 points to close at 139.69

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index declined ?9.12 points to close at 1958.07

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅29.65 points to close at 3292.64

The Derivatives market of the NSE was silent with no contracts concluded in today’s trading session, down from yesterday’s one contract’s turnover of Kes 14,000.00.

The secondary Bond market at the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a rise in activity with bonds worth Kes 2.0 Billion trading in 144 deals, as compared to yesterday’s turnover of Kes 916.6 Million which was achieved in 87 deals.


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