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Market Report; 12 April, 2021

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

A total of 10,513,000 shares in 955 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 394,289,389.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, April 9), today’s data shows 30% decline in volume, 15% decline in turnover, but 24% improvement in deals.

The current Nairobi Securities Exchange market capitalization is KES 2.4 trillion.

In the aggregate, 43 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 17✅ gainers and 20🔻 losers.

Eveready E. A Plc [EVRD]led the gainers with 7.77% share price appreciation closing at✅ KES 1.11 per share, followed by:

✅Crown Paints Plc [CRWN] (+5.5%)
✅Bank of Kigali Group Plc [BKG] (+4.17%)
✅East African Cables Plc [CABL] (+3.2%).

On the losing side, Umeme Limited [UMME] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of🔻 6.34% at KES 6.50 per share, followed by:

🔻Longhorn Publishers Plc [LKL] (-4.49%)
🔻Uchumi Supermarkets Plc [UCHM](-4.35%)
🔻Home Afrika [HAFR] (-2.56%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM]recorded the highest volume of 3.3 million traded shares, followed by

➖Bank of Kigali Group Plc [BKG] (1.5m)
➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (1.38m)
➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (690,100)

➡️The benchmark NSE All-Share Index [NASI] gained✅ 0.82 points to close at 159.41
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index declined 🔻 5.90 points to close at 1862.87
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained✅16.13 points to close at 3534.19

Bonds & Derivatives on NSE

The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a decline in activity during Today’s trading session, with 12 single stock futures contracts valued at Kes 450,900 concluded, compared to the 17 SSF contracts valued at Kes 714,230 concluded on the previous session

Trading on the secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded an increase in activity during today’s trading session with bonds worth Kes 3.04 billion transacted in 51 deals as compared to the Kes 738.53 million worth of bonds achieved in 43 deals in the preceding session.