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Market Report;19 January, 2021

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

a total of 18,597,400 shares in 945 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 521,849,946.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Monday, January 18), today’s data shows 61% improvement in volume, 43% improvement in turnover, but 2% decline in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.37 trillion.

In the aggregate, 49 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 22✅ gainers and 21? losers.

Uchumi Supermarkets Plc[UCHM] led the gainers with 8% share price appreciation closing at✅ KES 0.27 per share, followed by

✅Trans Century Plc [TCL] (+5.97%)
✅Sanlam Kenya Plc [SLAM] (+5.68%)
✅Express Kenya Plc[XPRS] (+3.61%).

On the losing side, BK Group Plc [BKG] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of 9.76% at? KES 18.50 per share, followed by:

? Unga Group Plc[UNGA] (-7.66%)
? Sameer Africa Plc [SMER] (-6.65%)
?Stanbic Holdings Plc [SBIC] (-5.60%)

Bank of Kigali Group Plc [BKG] recorded the highest volume of 9 million traded shares, followed by:

➖ Safaricom Plc [SCOM] (3.44m)
➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (2.01m)
➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (1.35m)

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] declined ?0.40 points to close at 157.16
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index declined ?12.45 points to close at 1894.18
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index declined ?16.66 points to close at 3463.15

The derivatives market of the NSE posted a rise in activity, with 2 contracts concluded valued at Kes 669,000 as compared to the 8 contracts valued at Kes 295,200 achieved in the previous trading session.

The secondary bond market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted a decline in activity during today’s  trading session with bonds worth Kes 1.57 billion traded in 41 deals as compared to the Kes 1.89 billion achieved in 51 deals in the previous trading session.