Market Report: 30 March, 2020.

At the end of the first weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) this week.

A total of 10,740,800 shares in 952 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 346,043,609.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, March 27), today’s data shows 65% decline in volume, 60% decline in turnover, and 21% decline in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 1.97 trillion.

In the aggregate, 42 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 20 ✅gainers and 15 ?losers.

Uchumi Supermarkets Plc [UCHM] led the gainers with ✅7.41% share price appreciation closing at KES 0.29 per share, followed by:

✅Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation [KNRE] (+7.17%)
✅NCBA Group Plc [NCBA] (+6.25%)
✅Co-operative Bank of Kenya [COOP] (+6.2%).

On the losing side, Bamburi Cement Plc [BAMB] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?9.20% closing at KES 45.40 per share, followed by:

?Trans Century Plc [TCL] (-7.5%)
?Kenya Airways Plc [KQ] (-7.14%)
?Umeme Limited [UMME] (-6.77%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 4.4 million traded shares, followed by:

➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (3.03m)
➖Stanbic Holdings Plc [SBIC] (1.15m)
➖Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] (499,700).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained ✅2.42 points to close at 129.72

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained ✅13.08 points to close at 1930.75

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅62.44 points to close at 3058.30

The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange [NEXT] started the week flat,with no transactions concluded on the market.

The secondary Bond market at the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a marginal increase in turnover bonds worth Kes 3.44 Billion trading in 110 deals, as compared to Friday’s turnover of Kes 3.71 Billion which was achieved in 120 deals.

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