Market Report: 27 March, 2020.

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

A total of 30,798,100 shares in 1,211 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 864,768,145.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, March 26), today’s data shows 15% decline in turnover and 16% decline in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 1.93 trillion.

In the aggregate, 39 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 20 ✅gainers and 13 ?losers.

Eveready Plc [EVRD] led the gainers with ✅9.76% share price appreciation closing at KES 0.90 per share, followed by:

✅Kengen Plc [KEGN] (+9.64%)
✅Carbacid Investments Plc [CARB] (+9.04%)
✅Longhorn Publishers Plc [LKL] (+8.57%).

On the losing side, Sanlam Kenya Plc [SLAM] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?8.28% closing at KES 13.85 per share, followed by:

?Sasini Plc [SASN] (-6.06%)
?Umeme Limited [UMME](-4.13%)
?Home Afrika Plc [HAFR] (-2.94%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 14.9 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (7.14m)
➖Absa Bank Kenya Plc [ABSA] (2.22m)
➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (1.96m).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained ✅2.21 points to close at 127.30

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained ✅26.37 points to close at 1917.67

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅30.69 points to close at 2995.86

The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange [NEXT] closed the last weekday of trading this week with no transactions concluded on the market.

The secondary Bond market at the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a rise in turnover bonds worth 3.71 Billion trading in 120 deals, as compared to yesterday’s turnover of Kes 1.75 Billion which was achieved in 60 deals.

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