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Market Report; 18 January, 2021

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

A total of 11,543,300 shares in 967 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 364,221,335.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, January 15), today’s data shows 52% decline in volume, 53% decline in turnover, and 5% decline in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.37 trillion.

In the aggregate, 43 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 15✅ gainers and 20? losers.

Express Kenya Plc [XPRS] led the gainers with✅8.76% share price appreciation closing at KES 3.60 per share, followed by:

✅Home Afrika Plc [HAFR] (+8.33%)
✅Longhorn Publishers Plc [LKL] (+8.17%)
✅Stanbic Holdings Plc [SBIC] (+5.28%).

On the losing side, Liberty Holdings Plc [LBTY] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?10% at KES 7.20 per share, followed by:

?Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation [KNRE] (-5.3%)
?Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] (-5.2%)
?Britam Holdings Plc [BRIT] (-4.83%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 8.3 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Bamburi Cement Plc [BAMB] (531,700)
➖Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] (486,400)
➖Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation [KNRE] (413,600).

The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] declined ? 0.63 points to close at 157.56

The NSE 20 Share Index declined ?13.07 points to close at 1906.63

The NSE 25 Share Index declined ? 9.83 points to close at 3479.81

The derivatives market of the NSE posted a moderate decline in activities, with 8 contracts concluded valued at Kes 295,200 as compared to the 12 contracts valued at Kes 445,000 achieved in the previous trading session.

The secondary bond market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted a decline in activity during Monday’s trading session with bonds worth Kes 1.89 billion traded in 51 deals as compared to the Kes 2.27 billion achieved in 70 deals in the previous trading session.