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Market Report: 08 February, 2021

At the end of the first weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE)

A total of 6,603,500 shares in 867 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 212,039,378.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, February 5), today’s data shows 23% decline in volume, 29% decline in turnover, but 10% improvement in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.37 trillion.

In the aggregate, 46 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 19✅ gainers and 23? losers.

Stanbic Holdings Plc [SBIC] led the gainers with ✅9.75% share price appreciation closing at KES 87.25 per share, followed by:

✅Umeme Limited [UMME] (+4.48%)
✅Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] (+3.87%)
✅Sasini Plc [SASN] (+3.64%)

On the losing side, HF Group Plc [HFCK] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?8.56% at KES 3.31 per share, followed by:

?Flame Tree Group Holdings Plc [FTGH] (-5.11%)
?TPS Eastern Africa Plc [TPSE] (-4.29%)
?Liberty Holdings Plc [LBTY] (-4.05%)

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 2.50 million traded shares, followed by:

➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (1.48m)
➖Absa Bank Kenya Plc [ABSA] (511,700)
➖Centum Investments Plc [CTUM] (503,900)

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] declined? 0.05 points to close at 157.06
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained✅ 13.78 points to close at 1879.71
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained✅ 17.33 points to close at 3494.82

Bonds & Derivatives on NSE

The derivatives market recorded quite a decline in today’s trading session with 2 contracts valued at kes 74,400 concluded against the 46 contracts valued at kes 1.29 million traded during the Previous trading session.

The secondary bond market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange has recorded quite an increase in activity during today’s trading session with bonds worth Kes 3.06 billion traded in 80 deals as compared to the Kes 1.81 billion achieved in 62 deals in the previous trading session.