Market ReportMarket Report; 03 September 2021

The Nairobi Securities Exchange, Westlands, Nairobi Kenya

At the end of the last weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange

A total of 27,578,900 shares in 1,124 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 341,911,653.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, September 2), today’s data shows 302% improvement in volume, 128% improvement in turnover, and 10% improvement in deals.

The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.73 trillion.

In the aggregate, 47 NSE equities participated in trading, ending with 16 ✅gainers and 20🔻 losers.

E.A Portland Plc [PORT] led the gainers with✅ 9.74% share price appreciation closing at KES 8.56 per share, followed by:

✅Nairobi Business Ventures [NBV] (+9.21%)
✅WPP ScanGroup Plc [SCAN] (+6.93%)
✅Olympia Capital Holdings [OCH] (+4.76%).

On the losing side, Bank of Kigali Group Plc [BKG] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of🔻 9.89% at KES 36.00 per share, followed by:

🔻 Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (-3.11%)
🔻NCBA Group Plc [NCBA] (-2.68%)
🔻 CIC Insurance Plc [CIC] (-2.07%).

Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] recorded the highest volume of 11.9 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation [KNRE] (7.62m)
➖Safaricom Plc [SCOM] (2.36m)
➖WPP ScanGroup Plc [SCAN] (1.59m)

➡️The benchmark NSE All-Share Index [NASI] declined🔻1.50 points to close at 179.47
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained✅ 0.96 points to close at 2025.37
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index declined🔻34.47 points to close at 3932.50

Bonds & Derivatives on NSE

There derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted a rise in activity with 27 single stock features valued at Kes 496,620 traded during today’s trading session compared to the 23 single stock features valued at Kes 338,630 traded during the previous trading session. 

Trading on the secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted a rise in today’s trading session, with bonds valued at Kes 1.39 billion transacted in 55 deals compared to the Kes 1.24 billion worth of bonds achieved in  81 deals traded at the close of the previous trading session.

Market Commentary

KPLC had an unusual activity during today’s trading session at the bourse with Kes 11.9 million shares traded. This could be backed by the various economic news regarding the electricity distributor.


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