Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) turnover declined 60% to KSh 126,795,375.00 when trading ended at the bourse on 19th April 2021. This was on a total of 4,860,300 shares that changed hands in 860 deals.
Uchumi Supermarkets Plc was the day’s top price gainer with a 9.52% rise in share price appreciation closing at KSh 0.23.This is a 9.52% gain over its previous closing price of KSh0.21. This was on a volume of 173,200 Uchumi Supermarket shares changing hands, a change of KSh 0.02
Uchumi began the year with a share price of KSh 0.28 but has since lost 17.86% off that price valuation, ranking it 60th on the NSE in terms of year-to-date performance.
Listed as the only retailer on the bourse with a Market Capitalization of KSh 83.94 Million, Uchumi supermarket operates a network of 15 branches locally. Its subsidiaries include wholly owned Uchumi Supermarkets (Uganda) Limited and Kasarani Mall Limited.
Another top price gainer was Unga Group whose share price rose 8.11% from KSh 29.60 to KSh 32.00. Britam share price was up 3.57% from KSh 6.72 to KSh 6.96 followed by Nation Media Group which edged upwards by 3.24% to KSh 17.50 from the previous KSh 16.95.
Flame Tree Group Holdings share price rose 3.08% to KSh 1.34 from KSh 1.30 when trading ended at the bourse last Friday 16th April, 2021.
NSE worst performing counters
TPS Eastern Africa Plc was the worst performer, its share price falling by 9.41% to KSh 15.40 from the previous KSh 17.00.
It was followed by BAT which declined by 7.89% to KSh 437. 50 from the previous KSh 475.00. Liberty- which recently reported a dip in earnings, had its share price fall by 7.86% to KSh 7.50 from the previous KSh 8.14.
Sasini lost 7.03% of its share price to KSh 17.20 from the previous KSh 18.50 while Carbacid lost 2.68% of its share price to KSh10.90 from the previous KSh 11.20
Safaricom was the day’s prime mover with 2.2 Million shares valued at KSh 85 Million changing hands at between KSh 37.80 and KSh 38.40. This represented 67.02% of the day’s traded value.
Other big movers were Home Afrika Plc(525,100),Equity Group Holdings Plc (368,600) and KenGen Plc (366,900)
The Banking Sector had shares worth KSh 34 Million which accounted for 27.17% of the day’s traded value.
Equity Group Holdings was the most active counter in this segment, moving 368,000 shares valued at KSh 14 Million at between KSh 38.55 and KSh 39.00.
Standard Chartered Bank sold shares worth KSh 5.4 Million at the price of KSh 142.50 KCB Group share price was down 1.19% to KSh 41.50 on a volume of 130,000 shares and a turnover of KSh 5,4 Million.
Other main features included KenGen which moved 366,000 shares valued at KSh 1.6 Million at between KSh 4.45 and KSh 4.50
BAT Kenya Plc closed 7.89% lower to KSh 437.50 on a volume of 2,000 shares and a turnover of KSh 1.2 Million.
The benchmark NSE All-Share Index(NASI) fell 1. 35 points to close at 163.73.The NSE 20 Share Index declined 3.90 points to close at 1879.06.The NSE 25 Share Index declined18.81 points to close at 3616.93
The derivatives market of the NSE posted a decline in activity during Monday 19th April 2021 session, with 5 single stock futures contracts valued at KSh 205,300 Million concluded, compared to the 35 SSF contracts valued at KSh 1.35 Million concluded on the previous session
Trading on the secondary bond market had bonds worth KSh 4.16 billion transacted in 99 deals as compared to the KSh 4.54 billion worth of bonds achieved in 181 deals in the prior session.