Market Report: 09 April, 2020.

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

A total of 26,759,100 shares in 981 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 802,091,359.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, April 8), today’s data shows 12% improvement in volume, 46% improvement in turnover, and 4% improvement in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 1.99 trillion.

In the aggregate, 41 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 10 ✅gainers and 20 ?losers.

CIC Insurance Group Plc [CIC] led the gainers with ✅7.11% share price appreciation closing at KES 2.26 per share, followed by:

✅Home Afrika Plc [HAFR] (+5.13%)
✅Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation [KNRE] (+4.72%)
✅Trans Century Plc [TCL] (+3.23%).

On the losing side, Standard Group Plc [SGL] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?10.00% at KES 19.80 per share, followed by:

?Eaagads Plc [EGAD] (-9.09%)
?Crown Paints Kenya [CRWN] (-8.62%)
?Sanlam Kenya Plc [SLAM] (-8.54%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 10.1 million traded shares, followed by:

➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (8.38m)
➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (5.56m)
➖Absa Bank Kenya Plc [ABSA] (770,000).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained ✅0.11 points to close at 131.07

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index declined ?-1.06 points to close at 1967.13

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index declined ?-4.70 points to close at 3067.47

The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NEXT) closed the last trading day of the week flat with no contracts concluded on the exchange.

Trading activities on secondary Bond market at the Nairobi Securities Exchange closed lower in activities, with bonds worth Kes 535.7 Million trading in 100 deals, as compared to yesterday’s turnover of Kes 1.12 Billion which was achieved in 118 deals.

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