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Market Report; 08 April, 2021

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

A total of 15,308,200 shares in 1,032 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 459,110,459.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, April 7), today’s data shows 39% decline in volume, 48% decline in turnover, and 11% decline in deals.

The current Nairobi Securities Exchange market capitalization is KES 2.38 trillion.

In the aggregate, 41 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 12✅ gainers and 20🔻 losers.

Nation Media Group Plc [NMG] led the gainers with✅ 6.89% share price appreciation closing at KES 17.85 per share, followed by:

✅WPP ScanGroup Plc [SCAN] (+3.32%)
✅Britam Holdings Plc [BRIT] (+3.25%)
✅Carbacid Plc [CARB] (+0.85%).

On the losing side, Uchumi Supermarkets Plc [UCHM] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of 🔻8.70% at KES 0.21 per share, followed by:

🔻Transcentury Plc [TCL] (-8.26%)
🔻ILAM Fahari IREIT [FAHR] (-7.44%)
🔻Flame Tree Group Holdings Plc [FTGH] (-6.92%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 10.5 million traded shares, followed by

➖ Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] (1.36m)
➖ Uchumi Supermarkets Plc [UCHM] (1.01m)
➖ I&M Holdings Plc [IMH] (451,000).

➡️The benchmark NSE All-Share Index [NASI] declined🔻 2.02 points to close at 157.77
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained✅ 0.84 points to close at 1856.97
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index declined🔻 38.97 points to close at 3496.87

Bonds & Derivatives on NSE

The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted an increase in activity during Thursday’s trading session, with 22 single stock futures contracts valued at Kes 1.80 million concluded, compared to the 32 SSF contracts valued at Kes 1.22 million concluded on the previous session

Trading on the secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a notable increase in activity during today’s trading session with bonds worth Kes 1.38 billion transacted in 59 deals as compared to the Kes 806.35 million worth of bonds achieved in 77 deals in the preceding session.