Market Report: 20 April, 2020.

At the end of the first weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE).

A total of 19,230,500 shares in 917 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 517,725,408.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, April 17), today’s data shows 31% decline in volume, 41% decline in turnover, and 17% decline in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.09 trillion.

In the aggregate, 43 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 20 ✅gainers and ?10 losers.

BOC Kenya Plc [BOC] led the gainers with ✅9.09% share price appreciation closing at KES 72.00 per share, followed by:

✅Nairobi Business Ventures [NBV] (+9.09%)
✅CIC Insurance Group Plc [CIC] (+6.48%)
✅Eveready East Africa Plc [EVRD] (+6.17%).

On the losing side, Flame Tree Group [FTGH] Holdings came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?6.80% closing at KES 0.96 per share, followed by:

?Nairobi Securities Exchange [NSE] (-2.37%)
?Absa Bank Kenya Plc [ABSA] (-1.95%)
?Kenya Power & Lighting COmpany Plc [KPLC]. (-1.35%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 7.5 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Absa Bank Kenya Plc [ABSA] (3.32m)
➖Equity Group Holdings [EQTY] (3.12m)
➖Centum Investment Company Plc [CTUM] (1.6m).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained ✅1.91 points to close at 137.84

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained ✅11.71 points to close at 1985.54

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅34.65 points to close at 3179.80

The Derivatives market of the NSE (NEXT) opened the first week of trading with no contracts concluded on the exchange.

The secondary Bond market at the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a marginal rise in activity with bonds worth Kes 1.87 Billion trading in 90 deals as compared to Friday’s turnover of Kes 1.40 Billion which was achieved in 80 deals.

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