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Market Report; 26 January, 2021

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

A total of 5,783,100 shares in 799 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 192,643,819.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Monday, January 25), today’s data shows 64% decline in volume, 66% decline in turnover, and 21% decline in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.37 trillion.

In the aggregate, 44 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 21✅ gainers and 17🔻 losers.

Trans-Century Plc [TCL] led the gainers with✅ 7.46% share price appreciation closing at KES 1.44 per share, followed by:

✅Nairobi Business Ventures [NBV] (+5.54%)
✅Williamson Tea Kenya Plc [WTK] (+5.38%)
✅Home Afrika Plc [HAFR] (+5.13%).

On the losing side, TPS Eastern Africa Plc [TPSE] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of 🔻4.81% at KES 14.85 per share, followed by:

🔻Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] (-3.01%)
🔻East African Cables Plc [CABL] (-2.9%)
🔻Sanlam Kenya Plc [SLAM] (-2.17%)

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 2 million traded shares, followed by:

➖ Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (1.48m)
➖I&M Holdings Plc [IMH] (569,800)
➖ Kengen Plc [KEGN] (328,400)

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained✅ 0.38 points to close at 157.45
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained✅ 6.51 points to close at 1888.71
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained✅ 5.63 points to close at 3461.61

The derivatives market of the NSE posted a moderate rise in activity with 8 contracts concluded valued at Kes 248,330 as compared to the 6 contracts valued at Kes 215,600 achieved in the previous trading session.

The secondary bond market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange has recorded quite a rise in activity during today’s trading session with bonds worth Kes 10 billion traded in 72 deals as compared to the Kes 936 million achieved in 41 deals in the previous trading session.