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Market Report; 22 January, 2021

At the end of the last weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) this week.

A total of 10,137,500 shares in 786 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 338,280,315.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, January 21), today’s data shows 35% decline in volume, 40% decline in turnover, and 23% decline in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.33 trillion.

In the aggregate, 45 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 21✅ gainers and 16? losers.

Umeme Limited [UMME] led the gainers with 9.85% share price appreciation closing at ✅KES 7.14 per share, followed by

✅E.A Portland Plc [PORT] (+9.76%)
✅Sanlam Kenya Plc [SLAM] (+6.06%)
✅I&M Holdings Plc [IMH] (+3.37

On the losing side, TPS Eastern Africa Plc [TPSE] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of? 5.59% at KES 16.05 per share, followed by

?BOC Gases Kenya Plc [BOC] (-3.33%)
?Centum Investments Plc [CTUM] (-3.25%)
? Nation Media Group Plc [NMG] (-2.9%).

Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] recorded the highest volume of 3 million traded shares, followed by

➖Safaricom Plc [SCOM] (3.04m)
➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (2.3m)
➖Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] (301,200)

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained✅ 0.67 points to close at 154.84
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index declined? 1.66 points to close at 1887.23
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained✅ 7.18 points to close at 3432.28

During today’s trading session, the derivatives market of the NSE posted a decline in activity with 14 contracts concluded valued at Kes 504,000 as compared to the 21 contracts valued at Kes 504,000 achieved in the previous trading session.

The secondary bond market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted quite a decline in activity during Friday’s trading session with bonds worth Kes 241 million traded in 38 deals as compared to the Kes 611 billion achieved in 46 deals in the previous trading session.