Market Report; 17 May, 2021

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

A total of 30,615,500 shares in 1,051 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 1,102,657,782.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, May 13), today’s data shows 159% improvement in volume, 146% improvement in turnover, and 25% improvement in deals.

The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.49 trillion.

In the aggregate 48 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 17 ✅gainers and 24 ?losers.

Uchumi Supermarkets Plc [UCHM] led the gainers with ✅8.7% share price appreciation closing at KES 0.25 per share, followed by:

✅Nairobi Business Ventures[NBV] (+8.16%)
✅Car and General Plc [CGEN] (+7.32%)
✅Nation Media Group Plc [NMG] (+5.98%).

On the losing side, Flame Tree Group Holdings Plc [FTGH] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of? 7.8% at KES 1.30 per share, followed by:

?Liberty Holdings Plc [LBTY] (-6.02%)
?TPS Eastern Africa Plc [TPSE] (-5.45%)
?TransCentury Plc [TCL] (-4.24%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 24.8 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] (2.54m)
➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (1.22m)
➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (961,400)

➡️ The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] declined?1.32 points to close at 164.44
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index declined? 4.17  points to close at 1859.08
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index declined? 24.24 points to close at 3562.38

Bonds & Derivatives on NSE

The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted a rise in activity during today’s trading session, with 53 single stock futures contracts valued at Kes 1.60 million concluded, compared to the 34 SSF contracts valued at Kes 1.23 million concluded during the previous session

Trading on the secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted an increase in activity during today’s trading session with bonds worth Kes 6.55 billion transacted in 120 deals as compared to the Kes 2.22 billion worth of bonds achieved in 97 deals in the preceding session.

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