At the end of the first weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) this week.
A total of 11,977,800 shares in 919 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 582,561,903.00, were traded.
Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, January 28), today’s data shows 34% decline in volume, 33% decline in turnover, and 20% decline in deals.
The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.54 trillion.
In the aggregate, 44 NSE equities participated in trading, ending with 20 ✅gainers and 15 🔻losers.
Car and General Kenya Plc [CGEN] led the gainers with ✅9.72% share price appreciation closing at KES 59.25 per share, followed by:
✅Trans Century Plc [TCL] (+4.84%)
✅BAT Kenya Plc [BAT] (+4.46%)
✅Bamburi Cement Plc [BAMB] (+3.32%).
On the losing side, BOC Kenya Plc [BOC] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of 🔻8.44% at KES 70.50 per share, followed by:
🔻Home Afrika Plc [HAFR] (-7.69%)
🔻Flame Tree Group Holdings [FTGH] (-6.87%)
🔻Nairobi Business Ventures [NBV] (-5.53%).
KCB Group Plc [KCB] recorded the highest volume of 5.58 million traded shares, followed by:
➖Safaricom Plc [SCOM] (2.87m)
➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (1.4m)
➖East African Breweries Plc [EABL] (874,800).
➡️The benchmark NSE All-Share Index [NASI] gained ✅2.25 points to close at 163.29
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained ✅14.00 points to close at 1889.33
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅40.82 points to close at 3680.19
Bonds & Derivatives on NSE.
Trading on the secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted a further decline in activity, compared to Friday’s trading, with bonds valued at Kes 2.37 billion transacted in 139 deals compared to the Kes 3.12 billion worth of bonds achieved in 109 deals traded at the close of the previous trading session.
The derivatives of the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NEXT) posted a slump in activity, with 10 single stock futures and one index futures contract valued at Kes 321,200 concluded as compared to the 53 contracts valued at Kes 1.92 million transacted in Friday’s trading session.