At the end of the first weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) this week.
A total of 20,166,100 shares in 1,133 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 834,574,528.00, were traded.
Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, August 6), today’s data shows a 126% improvement in volume, 140% improvement in turnover, and 17% improvement in deals.
The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.74 trillion.
In the aggregate, 46 NSE equities participated in trading, ending with 17 gainers and 17 losers.
Standard Group Plc [SGL] led the gainers with ✅7.82% share price appreciation closing at KES 20.00 per share, followed by:
✅Nairobi Securities Exchange Plc [NSE] (+7.31%)
✅Sameer Africa Plc [SMER] (+6.98%)
✅BOC Kenya Plc [BOC] (+5.84%).
On the losing side, Uchumi Supermarkets Plc [UCHM] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of 7.41% closing at KES 0.25 per share, followed by:
🔻Nairobi Business Ventures [NBV] (-6.90%)
🔻Stanbic Holdings Plc [SBIC] (-6.49%)
🔻ILAM Fahari Income REIT [FAHR] (-2.87%).
Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 15.6 million traded shares, followed by:
➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (1.41m)
➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (1.07m)
➖Absa Bank Kenya Plc [ABSA] (622,700).
➡️The benchmark All-Share Index [NASI] gained ✅1.96 points to close at 180.46
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained ✅2.51 points to close at 1976.98
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅19.32 points to close at 3936.49
Bonds & Derivatives on NSE
The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted a rise in decline and activity during Monday’s trading session, with 21 single stock futures contracts valued at Kes 849,685 concluded, compared to the 18 contracts valued at Kes 1.13 Million concluded during Friday’s trading session.
Trading on the secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted growth in drop-in activity during Monday’s trading with bonds worth Kes 2.97 billion transacted in 72 deals as compared to the Kes 5.31 billion worth of bonds achieved in 134 deals traded at the close of trading on Friday last week.