At the end of the first weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE),
A total of 17,570,500 shares in 710 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 630,421,032.00, were traded.
Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, December 31), today’s data shows 72% improvement in volume, 83% improvement in turnover, but 5% decline in deals.
The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.53 trillion.
In the aggregate, 41 NSE equities participated in trading, ending with 18 gainers and 17 losers.
Eveready East Africa Plc [EVRD] led the gainers with ✅7.14% share price appreciation closing at KES 1.05 per share, followed by;
✅Nation Media Group Plc [NMG] (+7.05%),
✅Kapchorua Tea Company Plc [KTK] (+4.19%)
✅Centum Investment Company Plc [CTUM] (+3.9%).
On the losing side, Nairobi Business Ventures Plc [NBV] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of🔻 6.27% at KES 5.68 per share, followed by;
🔻Olympia Capital Holdings Plc [OCH] (-5%),
🔻Uchumi Supermarket Plc [UCHM] (-4.17%)
🔻HF Group Plc [HFCK] (-2.56%).
Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 9.41 million traded shares, followed by;
➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (4.7m),
➖Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC](1.4m)
➖ScanGroup Plc [SCAN] (609,200).
The benchmark NSE All-Share Index [NASI] gained 0.64 points to close at 167.10
The NSE 20 Share Index gained 11.72 points to close at 1914.29
The NSE 25 Share Index gained 12.31 points to close at 3756.21
Bonds & Derivatives on NSE.
Trading on the secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted a decrease in value, compared to Friday’s trading, with bonds valued at Kes 0.48 billion transacted in 24 deals compared to the Kes 1.38 billion worth of bonds achieved in 29 deals traded at the close of the previous trading session.
The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a decline in activity with 4 single stock features valued at Kes 188,280 traded during today’s trading session compared to the 10 single stock features valued at Kes 399,550 traded during the previous trading session.