Market Report: 21 April, 2020.

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

A total of 47,703,700 shares in 1,081 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 1,116,602,785.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Monday, April 20), today’s data shows 148% improvement in volume, 116% improvement in turnover, and 18% improvement in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.1 trillion.

In the aggregate, 43 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 17 ✅gainers and 14 ?losers.

Sameer Africa Plc [SMER] led the gainers with ✅10.00% share price appreciation closing at KES 2.20 per share, followed by:

✅Car and General (Kenya) Plc [CGEN] (+6.82%)
✅Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation [KNRE] (+5.06%)
✅STANLIB Fahari Income REIT [FAHR] (+4.71%).

On the losing side, Eveready East Africa Plc [EVRD] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?6.98% closing at KES 0.80 per share, followed by:

?Trans Century Plc [TCL] (-5.29%)
?Britam Holdings Plc [BRIT]-3.77%)
?Kenya Airways Plc [KQ] (-3.7%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 19.4 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Absa Bank Kenya Plc [ABSA] (17.4m)
➖Co-operative Bank of Kenya [COOP] (3.36m)
➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (2.83m).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained ✅0.41 points to close at 138.25

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained ✅9.32 points to close at 1994.86

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅28.79 points to close at 3208.59

The Derivatives market of the NSE (NEXT) closed with 3 contracts  worth Kes 98,500 concluded in today’s session. This was the first trade on NEXT this week.

The secondary Bond market at the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded an increase in activity with bonds worth Kes 2.06 Billion trading in 72deals, as compared to yesterday’s turnover of Kes 1.87 Billion which was achieved in 90 deals.

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