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Market Report; 08 February, 2021

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

A total of 16,051,200 shares in 950 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 554,171,799.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, March 5), today’s data shows 85% improvement in volume, 152% improvement in turnover, but 11% decline in deals.

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

In the aggregate, 51 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 21✅ gainers and 20🔻 losers.

Liberty Holdings Plc [LBTY] led the gainers with✅ 9.9% share price appreciation closing at KES 8.88 per share, followed by:

✅ Standard Group Plc [SGL] (+7.11%)
✅ Express Kenya Plc [XPRS] (+7%)
✅ Flame Tree Group Holdings Plc [FTGH] (+4.84%).

On the losing side, Car & General Plc [CGEN] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of🔻 10% at KES 23.40 per share, followed by:

🔻 Eveready E. A Plc [EVRD] (-7.27%)
🔻 Nation Media Group Plc [NMG] (-5.72%)
🔻 NCBA Group Plc [NCBA] (-4.05%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 8.7 million traded shares, followed by:

➖ KCB Group Plc [KCB] (2.97m)
➖ Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (2.71m)
➖ Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] (318,700).

➡️The benchmark NSE All-Share Index [NASI] declined???? 3.75 to close at 157.92
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index declined???? 8.47 points to close at 1932.93
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index declined????54.98 points to close at 3532.09

Bonds & Derivatives on NSE

The derivatives market recorded an increase during today’s trading session with 27 contracts valued at Kes 919,850 concluded as compared to the 14 contracts valued at Kes 482,900 traded during the previous trading session.

The secondary bond market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange has recorded a decline in activity during today’s trading session with bonds worth Kes 2.96 billion traded in 72 deals as compared to the Kes 5.90 billion achieved in 100 deals concluded in the previous trading session.