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Market Report 26 February, 2020

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

A total of 9,134,700 shares in 772 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 268,739,368.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Tuesday, February 25), today’s data shows 46% decline in volume and 47% decline in turnover.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.31 trillion.

In the aggregate, 45 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with eight gainers and 30 losers.

Flame Tree Group Holdings [FTGH] led the gainers with ✅10.00% share price appreciation closing at KES 1.87 per share, followed by:

✅Eveready Plc [EVRD] (+5.94%)
✅Bamburi Cement Plc [BAMB] (+5.08%)
✅Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation [KNRE] (+5.04%).

On the losing side, Sameer Africa Plc [SMER] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of 🔻8.57% closing at KES 2.56 per share, followed by:

🔻Standard Group Plc [SGL] (-7.10%)
🔻Kapchorua Tea Company Plc [KAPC] (-6.02%)
🔻Kenya Power & Lighting Company [KPLC] (-5.26%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 5.6 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (1.51m)
➖Co-operative Bank of Kenya [COOP] (330,800)
➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (278,900).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] shed 🔻4.59 points to close at 152.42

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index dropped 🔻22.86 points to close at 2429.19

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index dropped 🔻79.99 points to close at 3798.20

The Derivatives Market had 5 contracts valued at Kes 184,860 traded, a decline from in value from yesterday’s 6 trades worth Kes. 218,000.

The secondary Bond market at the NSE recorded a drop in activity with bonds worth Kes 2.6 Billion traded in 64 deals on the Fixed income segment as compared to yesterday’s 127 deals valued at Kes 4.85 Billion.

Source: NSE

Data Compiled by Trading Room

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