Market Report; 18 February, 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE)

A total of 12,417,200 shares in 870 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 411,920,133.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, February 17), today’s data shows 22% decline in volume, 43% decline in turnover, and 10% decline in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.48 trillion.

In the aggregate, 48 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 18✅ gainers and 18? losers.

Sameer Africa Plc [SMER] led the gainers with 9.33% share price appreciation closing at✅ KES 3.28 per share, followed by:

✅ Eveready E. A Plc [EVRD] (+5.94%)
✅ Stanbic Holdings Plc [SBIC] (+4.02%)
✅Nairobi Business Ventures [NBV] (+3.70%)

On the losing side, Unga Group Plc [UNGA] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ? 7.66% at KES 29.55 per share, followed by:

?Express Kenya Plc [XPRS](-7.16%)
?East African Cables Plc [CABL] (-5.67%)
? Kapchorua Tea Company Plc [KAPC] (-4.76%).

Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] recorded the highest volume of 3.7 million traded shares, followed by

➖Safaricom Plc [SCOM] (2.24m)
➖Britam Holdings Plc [BRIT] (1.74m)
➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (1.14m)

➡️The benchmark NSE All-Share Index [NASI] declined? 0.73  to close at 164.31
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained✅ 1.04 points to close at 1875.71
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index declined? 7.51 points to close at 3617.11

Bonds & Derivatives on NSE

The derivatives market recorded an increase during today’s trading session with 4 contracts valued at Kes 767,500 concluded as compared to the 3 contracts valued at Kes 52,110 traded during the previous trading session.

The secondary bond market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange has recorded a decrease in activity during today’s trading session with bonds worth Kes 2.38 billion traded in 76 deals as compared to the Kes 3.45 billion achieved in 68 deals concluded in the previous trading session.

Read also; Market Report; 17 February 2021

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