Market Report: 26 March, 2020.

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

A total of 30,538,000 shares in 1,447 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 1,012,516,490.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, March 25), today’s data shows 44% improvement in volume, 64% improvement in turnover, and 43% improvement in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 1.9 trillion.

In the aggregate, 46 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 19 ✅gainers and 18 ?losers.

Trans Century Plc [TCL] led the gainers with ✅8.70% share price appreciation closing at KES 2.00 per share, followed by:

✅I&M Holdings Plc [IMH] (+7.91%)
✅Kengen Plc [KEGN] (+7.47%)
✅Liberty Kenya Holdings Plc [LBTY] (+6.84%).

On the losing side, Sameer Africa Plc [SMER] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?9.13% closing at KES 2.29 per share, followed by:

?TPS Eastern Africa Plc [TPS] (-8.4%)
?British American Tobacco (Kenya) Plc [BAT] (-3.57%)
?STANLIB Fahari Income REIT [FAHR] (-3.42%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 13.6 million traded shares, followed by:

➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (7.3m)
➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (5.7m)
➖East African Breweries [EABL] (1.29m).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained ✅0.79 points to close at 125.09

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained ✅17.83 points to close at 1891.30

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅21.57 points to close at 2965.17

The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange [NEXT] closed today’s session with no transactions concluded on the market.

The secondary Bond market at the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a marginal increase in turnover bonds worth 1.75 Billion trading in 60 deals, as compared to yesterday’s turnover of Kes 1.22 Billion which was achieved in 78 deals.

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