Morning Brief October 20, 2017

The Nairobi All Share Index fell down by 1.73 points to close Thursday’s session at 154.93 points. The index has now returned 16.19% on a year-to-date basis.

The NSE 20 Index closed down 47.62 points to close at 3,543.99 points. The benchmark index has been on a serious reversal after it peaked mid-August. The down side risks seem to heightened due to Kenya’s political uncertainty.

Turnover on Thursday came at KES 452.99 million compared to the previous session’s KES 496.05 million. A total of 16.8 million shares were traded. In the session 15 counters were in the green and 21 closed on the red zone.

Mumias Sugar was the top gainer rising by 4.76% to KES 1.10 before closing at KES 1.05. The counter traded 88,400 shares.

In the banking sector Standard Chartered Bank of Kenya was the top loser seeing its share price drop by 8% to KES 207.00. The counter is up by 11.89% on a 52 week basis. Its 52 week trading range is KES 165.00 – 243.00.

Equity Group dominated the session with 6.7 million shares traded worth KES 244.25 million. The counter closed unchanged at KES 36.25. The counter has retraced by 19.4% since touching its 52 week high of KES 45.00 on August 14, 2017.

The markets will be closed today honoring Heroes (Mashujaa) day as a public holiday and will resume on Monday.

Happy Mashujaa Day!

Courtesy of The Kenyan Wall Street


Last Updated:October 20, 2017










Date Time Symbol Headline
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Index Value Chg % Chg
NSEASI 154.93 -1.73 -1.01
NSE25 4048.00 -32.25 -0.79
NSE20 3543.99 -47.63 -1.33
*NSE Indices calculated by Nutcracker for indicative purposes
Forex Value Change Change %
USD/KES 103.505 -0.14 -0.14
EUR/KES 121.995491 -0.176098 -0.14
GBP/KES 136.517353 0.068743 0.05
CHF/KES 105.246514 -0.137212 -0.13
ZAR/KES 7.55361 0.004741 0.06
UGX/KES 0.028297 -0.000038 -0.14
TZS/KES 0.046078 -0.00006 -0.13
RWF/KES 0.123147 -0.000093 -0.08
NGN/KES 0.290744 -0.000393 -0.14
JPY/KES 0.912567 -0.000697 -0.08
HKD/KES 13.265389 -0.016217 -0.12
CNY/KES 15.634207 -0.018118 -0.12
BTC/KES 615,707.515154 25,110.176932 4.25
ETH/KES 31,932.844923 -3.806958 -0.01

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Market Statistics

Daily Volume 16.83 M
Daily Value 4.53 M
Trades 871
No. Of Shares 68
Shares Up 15
Shares Unchanged 32
Shares Down 21

Market Movers

Symbol Last Trade Chg % Chg
MSC 1.10 0.05 4.76
UMME 13.00 0.55 4.42
KQ 4.85 0.15 3.19
EVRD 2.25 0.05 2.27
KENO 14.90 0.30 2.05
KPLC 9.60 0.15 1.59
ARM 13.20 0.20 1.54
TCL 6.60 0.10 1.54
CFC 79.00 1.00 1.28
KNRE 20.00 0.25 1.27
Symbol Last Trade Chg % Chg
SCBK 207.00 -18.00 -8.00
KEGN 8.00 -0.65 -7.51
PAFR 27.00 -2.00 -6.90
OCH 3.00 -0.20 -6.25
UCHM 3.20 -0.20 -5.88
BAT 750.00 -40.00 -5.06
CIC 5.00 -0.25 -4.76
SASN 26.00 -1.25 -4.59
BRIT 13.40 -0.55 -3.94
ICDC 38.00 -1.50 -3.80
Symbol Last Trade Chg Value
EQTY 36.00 -0.69 244.25 M
SCOM 24.25 0.00 72.19 M
KCB 36.75 0.68 53.54 M
KENO 14.90 2.05 46.76 M
JUB 479.00 0.42 10.89 M
NIC 37.00 -0.67 5.49 M
EABL 245.00 1.24 3.1 M
KQ 4.85 3.19 2.85 M
KEGN 8.00 -7.51 2.82 M
BBK 8.85 -3.28 2.2 M
Symbol Last Trade Chg Volume
EQTY 36.00 -0.69 6.73 M
KENO 14.90 2.05 3.20 M
SCOM 24.25 0.00 2.99 M
KCB 36.75 0.68 1.47 M
KQ 4.85 3.19 592.80 K
KEGN 8.00 -7.51 350.20 K
CIC 5.00 -4.76 305.90 K
BBK 8.85 -3.28 243.90 K
HAFR 1.15 0.00 234.40 K
NIC 37.00 -0.67 148.30 K
Date Symbol Event
October 27, 2017 BAMB Interim Dividend Payment
October 31, 2017 KCB Interim Dividend Payment
October 31, 2017 EABL Final Dividend Payment
November 03, 2017 SCOM Safaricom Half Year 2018 Results
November 03, 2017 SCOM Half Year 2018 Results Announcement
Date Symbol Current
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