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Market Report; 28 January, 2021

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

A total of 20,004,100 shares in 860 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 347,242,820.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, January 27), today’s data shows 15% decline in volume, 56% decline in turnover, and 9% decline in deals. The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.36 trillion.

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

Longhorn Publishers Plc [LKL] led the gainers with✅ 9.40% share price appreciation closing at KES 4.77 per share, followed by:

✅ East African Cables Plc [CABL] (+6.87%)
✅Nairobi Business Ventures [NBV] (+6.44%)
✅ Sasini Plc [SASN] (+5.00%).

On the losing side, E.A Portland Plc [PORT]. came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?9.33% at KES 10.20 per share, followed by:

?Car & General Plc [CGEN] (-8.33%)
? Sameer Africa Plc [SMER] (-5.36%)
? Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] (-5.03%).

Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation [KNRE] recorded the highest volume of 8 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Safaricom Plc [SCOM] (4.47m)
➖ Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (3.62m)
➖ Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc[KPLC] (1.77m).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] declined? 0.39 points to close at 156.56
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index declined? 1.00 points to close at 1888.74
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index declined? 4.39 points to close at 3445.65

There were 25 contracts valued at kes 3.1 million traded during today’s trading session on the derivatives markets of the NSE.

The secondary bond market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange has recorded a decine in activity during today’s trading session with bonds worth Kes 7.17 billion traded in 141 deals as compared to the Kes 8.93 billion achieved in 88 deals in the previous trading session.