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Market Report: 17 March, 2020

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

A total of 15,370,400 shares in 965 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 393,005,199.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Monday, March 16), today’s data shows 71% decline in volume, 73% decline in turnover, and 17% decline in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.03 trillion.

In the aggregate, 42 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 16 gainers and 21 losers.

Trans Century Plc [TCL] led the gainers with ✅10.00% share price appreciation closing at KES 1.98 per share, followed by:

✅Uchumi Supermarkets Plc [UCHM] (+7.14%)
✅Stanbic Holdings Plc [SBIC] (+6.63%)
✅Sasini Plc [SASN] (+5.23%).

On the losing side, Kapchorua Plc [KAPC] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of 🔻9.09% at KES 65.00 per share, followed by:

🔻Longhorn Publishers Plc [LKL] (-5.07%)
🔻Britam Holdings Plc [BRIT] (-4.4%)
🔻Flame Tree Group Holdings [FTGH] (-3.65%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 11.5 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (927,700)
➖Longhorn Publishers Plc [LKL] (435,600)
➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (431,100).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained ✅1.71 points to close at 133.55

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index dropped 🔻5.12 points to close at 2052.85

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅17.21 points to close at 3270.46

The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a decline in deals and turnover, moving 9 contracts in 5 trades valued at Kes 482,180. This is a decline from yesterday’s turnover of 22 contracts valued at Kes. 845,520.

The secondary Bond market at the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a rise in trading activities with a turnover of 2.63 Billion in 73 deals as compared to yesterday’s trades valued at Kes 1.53 Billion which was achieved in 94 deals.