Market Report: 31 March, 2020.

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

A total of 26,936,700 shares in 1,077 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 804,753,611.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Monday, March 30), today’s data shows 151% improvement in volume, 133% improvement in turnover, and 13% improvement in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.0 trillion.

In the aggregate, 43 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 24 ✅gainers and 10 ?losers.

Diamond Trust Bank Kenya [DTK] led the gainers with 10.00% share price appreciation closing at KES 88.00 per share, followed by:

✅Trans Century Plc [TCL] (+8.11%)
✅Sanlam Kenya Plc [SLAM] (+7.91%)
✅East African Breweries Plc [EABL] (+7.55%).

On the losing side, East African Cables Plc [CABL] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?5.88% closing at KES 1.60 per share, followed by:

?Express Kenya Plc [XPRS] (-5.50%)
?Centum Investment Company Plc [CTUM] (-2.80%)
?Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation [KNRE] (-1.26%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 16 million traded shares, followed by:

➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (7.04m)
➖Co-operative Bank of Kenya [COOP] (1.18m)
➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (789,900).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained ✅2.20 points to close at 131.92

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained ✅35.37 points to close at 1966.12

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅50.70 points to close at 3109.00

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

The secondary Bond market at the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a slump in deals and turnover, with bonds worth Kes 1.48 Billion trading in 98 deals, as compared to yesterday’s turnover of Kes 3.44 Billion which was achieved in 110 deals.

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