Market Report: 18 March, 2020

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

A total of 35,255,300 shares in 1,061 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 1,236,498,914.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Tuesday, March 17), today’s data shows 129% improvement in volume, 215% improvement in turnover, and 10% improvement in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.03 trillion.

In the aggregate, 42 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 15 ✅gainers and 21 ?losers.

Kenya Airways Plc [KQ] led the gainers with ✅8.44% share price appreciation closing at KES 1.67 per share, followed by:

✅Total Kenya Plc [TOTL] (+6.58%)
✅Liberty Kenya Holdings Plc [LBTY] (+6.38%)
✅STANLIB Fahari Income REIT [FAHR] (+5.26%).

On the losing side, Flame Tree Group Holdings [FTGH] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?7.58% closing at KES 1.22 per share, followed by:

?Uchumi Supermarket Plc [UCHM] (-6.67%)
?Eveready Plc [EVRD] (-5.26%)
?Carbacid Investments Plc [CARB] (-4.80%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 20.8 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (6.46m)
➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (3.51m)
➖Stanbic Holdings Plc [SBIC] (2m).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained ✅0.24 points to close at 133.79

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index dropped ?3.97 points to close at 2048.87

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index dropped ?5.19 points to close at 3265.27

There was no activity on the derivatives market in today’s session.

The secondary Bond market at the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a rise in trading activities with a turnover of 1.16 Billion in 106 deals as compared to yesterday’s trades valued at Kes 2.63 Billion which was achieved in 73 deals.

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