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Market Report;25 January, 2021

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

A total of 16,144,800 shares in 1,016 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 567,617,839.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, January 22), today’s data shows 59% improvement in volume, 68% improvement in turnover, and 29% improvement in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.37 trillion.

In the aggregate, 48 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 18✅ gainers and 25 ?losers.

Unga Group Plc [UNGA] led the gainers with 8.29% share price appreciation closing at✅ KES 32.00 per share, followed by

✅Total Kenya Plc [TOTL] (+6.38%)
✅Crown Paints Plc [CRWN] (+5.26%)
✅Uchumi Supermarkets Plc [UCHM] (+3.7%).

On the losing side, Trans- Century Plc [TCL] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of? 6.94% at KES 1.34 per share, followed by

?Standard Group Plc [SGL] (-6.67%)
?Longhorn Publishers Plc [LKL] (-6.25%)
?Centum Investment Plc [CTUM] (-3.98%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 10.1 million traded shares, followed by

➖ Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (1.64m)
➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (1.39m)
➖ Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation [KNRE] (826,800).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained✅ 2.23 points to close at 157.07
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index declined ?5.03 points to close at 1882.20
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained✅ 23.70 points to close at 3455.98

During today’s trading session, the derivatives market of the NSE posted a decline in activity with 6 contracts concluded valued at Kes 215,600 as compared to the 14 contracts valued at Kes 504,000 achieved in the previous  trading session.

The secondary bond market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted quite a rise  in activity during today’s trading session with bonds worth Kes 936 million traded in 41 deals as compared to the Kes 241 billion achieved in 38 deals in the previous trading session.