Market ReportMarket Report; 06 August, 2021

The derivatives market of the NSE posted a rise in turnover and activity during Monday’s trading session, with 29 single stock futures contracts valued at Kes 1.13 million concluded

At the end of the last weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) this week.

A total of 8,930,200 shares in 971 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 347,104,885.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, August 5), today’s data shows a 39% decline in volume, a 14% decline in turnover, but a 9% improvement in deals.

The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.71 trillion.

In the aggregate, 49 NSE equities participated in trading, ending with 27 gainers and 15 losers.

Liberty Kenya Holdings Plc [LBTY] led the gainers with ✅9.95% share price appreciation closing at KES 9.06 per share, followed by:

✅Express Kenya Plc [XPRS] (+8.70%)
✅East African Portland Cement Company [PORT] (+6.89%)
✅Uchumi Supermarket Plc [UCHM] (+3.85%).

On the losing side, Limuru Tea Company Plc [LIMT] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?6.25% at KES 300.00 per share, followed by:

?Nation Media Group Plc [NMG] (-5.17%)
?TPS Eastern Africa [TPSE] (-5.15%)
?Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation [KNRE] (-3.73%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 3.27 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (1.03m)
➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (1.01m)
➖Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation [KNRE] (656,600).

➡️The benchmark All-Share Index [NASI] gained ✅2.61 points to close at 178.50
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index dropped?0.49 points to close at 1974.46
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅45.20 points to close at 3917.17

Bonds & Derivatives on NSE

The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted a rise in turnover and activity during Monday’s trading session, with 29 single stock futures contracts valued at Kes 1.13 million concluded, compared to the 18 contracts valued at Kes 810,430 concluded on the previous session.

Trading on the secondary bond market on the NSE posted growth in activity for the second straight session with bonds worth Kes 5.31 billion transacted in 134 deals as compared to the Kes 6.78 billion worth of bonds achieved in  165 deals in the preceding session

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