Market Report: 23 April, 2020.
At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE).
A total of 16,189,600 shares in 909 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 1,040,614,426.00, were traded.
Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, April 22), today’s data shows 11% decline in volume, 72% improvement in turnover, but 4% decline in deals.
The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.09 trillion.
In the aggregate, 44 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 18 ✅gainers and 19 ?losers.
Longhorn Publishers Plc [LKL] led the gainers with ✅8.17% share price appreciation closing at KES 4.90 per share, followed by:
✅Flame Tree Group Holdings [FTGH] (+7.78%)
✅Eveready East Africa Plc [EVRD] (+7.5%)
✅Uchumi Supermarkets Plc [UCHM] (+7.14%).
On the losing side, WPP ScanGroup Plc [SCAN] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?5.88% closing at KES 16.00 per share, followed by:
?I&M Holdings Plc [IMH] (-5.21%)
?Sameer Africa Plc [SMER] (-4.09%)
?Britam Holdings Plc [BRIT] (-4.06%).
Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 5.7 million traded shares, followed by:
➖Standard Chartered Bank Kenya [SCBK] (3.54m)
➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (2.47m)
➖NCBA Group Plc [NCBA] (1.24m).
➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained ✅0.49 points to close at 137.56
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index declined?14.97 points to close at 1970.79
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained✅1.54 points to close at 3195.95
There was no transactions on the derivatives market in today’s session.
The secondary Bond market at the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded an increase in activity with bonds worth Kes 1.40 Billion trading in 97 deals, as compared to yesterday’s turnover of Kes 2.19 Billion which was achieved in 81 deals.