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Market Report; 01 April, 2021

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

A total of 16,417,600 shares in 1,050 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 613,618,576.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, March 31), today’s data shows 29% decline in volume, 17% decline in turnover, and 12% decline in deals.

The current Nairobi Securities Exchange market capitalization is KES 2.42 trillion.

In the aggregate, 47 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 23✅ gainers and 17 🔻losers.

Longhorn Publishers Plc [LKL] led the gainers with ✅9.85% share price appreciation closing at KES 4.46 per share, followed by:

✅Diamond Trust Bank Kenya Plc [DTK] (+8.37%)
✅ Nairobi Business Ventures [NBV](+6.43%)
✅CIC Insurance Plc [CIC] (+5.77%).

On the losing side, Co-operative Bank of Kenya [COOP] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of🔻 9.47% at KES 11.95 per share, followed by:

🔻HF Group Plc [HFCK] (-5.74%)
🔻Unga Group Plc [UNGA] (-5.54%)
🔻Sameer Africa Plc [SMER] (-2.8%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 7.2 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (1.6m)
➖Uchumi Supermarkets Plc [UCHM] (1.45m)
➖KenGen Plc [KEGN] (900,900)

➡️The benchmark NSE All-Share Index [NASI] gained✅ 2.06 points to close at 160.68
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained✅18.03 points to close at 1864.44
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained✅ 27.82 points to close at 3559.40

Bonds & Derivatives on NSE

The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a decline during  today’s trading session, with 34 single stock futures contracts valued at Kes 1.32 million concluded, compared to the 23 SSF contracts valued at Kes 8.02 million concluded on the previous session

Trading on the secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a decline in activity during today’s trading session with bonds worth Kes 1.26 billion transacted in 96 deals as compared to the Kes 1.58 billion worth of bonds achieved in 61 deals in the preceding session.