Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) Live
|NASI Index||Year-to-Date||Market Cap.|
|129.84 (-0.34)||-36.62 (22%)||KES 2.02Tr|
The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), established in 1954 as Nairobi Stock Exchange, is the leading stock exchange in East Africa offering world class trading facilities for both its local and foreign investors looking to gain exposure to the country's rising economy. The bourse is based in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya - one of the fastest-growing economies in Sub-Saharan Africa. The NSE operates under the jurisdiction of the Capital Markets Authority of Kenya, and is governed by an 11-member board of directors. In 2014, consequent to its successful IPO to raise Ksh 627 million, the NSE demutualized and became listed on the main board of its own exchange.
In 2008, in order to provide investors with a comprehensive measure of the performance of the market, the NSE launched the NSE All-Share Index (NASI). The NASI is a market capitalization-weighted index (base value of 100 as of January 2008) comprising all listed securities, effectively, the benchmark index for the Kenyan stock market. In 2011, together with FTSE International, the NSE introduced the FTSE NSE Kenya 15 and FTSE NSE Kenya 25 indices which are designed for the creation of index tracking funds and derivative products, and as performance benchmarks while ensuring their investability. The NSE 25 Share Index measures the top 25 companies.
|Top Gainers (19)|
|Bottom Losers (13)|
The NSE maintains four market listing categories, namely, the Main Investment Market Segment, Alternate Investment Market Segment, Fixed Income Securities Market Segment, and Growth Enterprises Market Segment. The first three were created in 2001 to cater for stocks of large and medium-sized companies, and corporate and government bonds. In 2013, the Growth segment was launched to give small enterprises an opportunity to also access the capital markets.
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NSE TRADING SUMMARY FOR FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2022: At the end of the last weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), a total of 14,140,500 shares in 1,252 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 324,107,881.00, were traded. Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, May 26), today's data shows 48% decline in volume, 43% decline in turnover, but 13% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.02 trillion.
In the aggregate, 44 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 19 gainers and 13 losers. Longhorn Publishers led the gainers with 9% share price appreciation closing at KES 3.27 per share, followed by Liberty Kenya Holdings (+8.73%), Car and General Kenya (+5.51%) and Co-operative Bank of Kenya (+4.37%). On the losing side, Uchumi Supermarket came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of 5.26% at KES 0.18 per share, followed by Sameer Africa (-4.81%), Carbacid Investments (-4.72%) and Stanlib Fahari Income REIT (-4.3%). Safaricom recorded the highest volume of 5.13 million traded shares, followed by Nairobi Business Ventures (2.05m), KenGen (1.44m) and I&M Holdings (1.16m).
Regarding the performance of NSE market indices, the benchmark NSE All Share Index (NASI) shed 0.34 (-0.26%) points to close at 129.84, representing a 1-week loss of 2.02%, a 4-week loss of 14.78%, and an overall year-to-date loss of 22%. Other remarkable indices that performed were the NSE 20 Share Index (+0.54%; +0.43% 1WK; -11.29% YTD), NSE 25 Share Index (+0.48%; -0.66% 1WK; -18.09% YTD), FTSE NSE Kenya 15 Index (+1.06%; +0.47% 1WK; -17.1% YTD), and FTSE NSE Kenya 25 Index (+0.24%; -1.18% 1WK; -21.76% YTD).