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Market Report; 09 April, 2021

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

A total of 14,973,700 shares in 769 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 466,313,832.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, April 8), today’s data shows 2% decline in volume, 2% improvement in turnover, but 25% decline in deals.

The current Nairobi Securities Exchange market capitalization is KES 2.39 trillion.

In the aggregate, 44 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 24✅ gainers and 13🔻 losers.

Uchumi Supermarkets Plc [UCHM] led the gainers with✅ 9.52% share price appreciation closing at KES 0.23 per share, followed by:

✅ILAM Fahari IREIT [FAHR](+6.99%)
✅Flame Tree Group Holdings Plc [FTGH] (+6.61%)
✅ Sanlam Kenya Plc [SLAM] (+4.55%).

On the losing side, E. A Portland Plc [PORT] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of🔻 10% at KES 8.10 per share, followed by:

🔻TransCentury Plc [TCL] (-7.21%)
🔻Carbacid Plc [CARB] (-6.3%)
🔻Nation Media Group Plc [NMG](-4.48%)

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 8 million traded shares, followed by:

➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (3.18m)
➖Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] (936,100)
➖Bank of Kigali Group Plc [BKG] (500,000)

➡️The benchmark NSE All-Share Index [NASI] gained✅ 0.82 points to close at 158.59
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained✅ 11.79 points to close at 1868.76
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained✅21.19 points to close at 3518.06

Bonds & Derivatives on NSE

The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted a decline in activity during Today’s trading session, with 17 single stock futures contracts valued at Kes 714,230 concluded, compared to the 22 SSF contracts valued at Kes 1.18 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 738.53 million transacted in 43 deals as compared to the Kes 1.38 billion worth of bonds achieved in 59 deals in the preceding session.