Market Report; 18 March, 2021
At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
A total of 7,092,200 shares in 845 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 198,118,576.00, were traded.
Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, March 17), today’s data shows 18% decline in volume, 91% improvement in turnover, and 9% improvement in deals.
The current Nairobi Securities Exchange market capitalization is KES 2.49 trillion.
In the aggregate, 49 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 22✅ gainers and 19🔻 losers.
Sameer Africa Plc [SMER] led the gainers with 9.7% share price appreciation closing at KES 3.28 per share, followed by:
✅ Total Kenya Plc [TOTL] (+8.37%)
✅TransCentury Plc [TCL] (+8.11%)
✅ Kapchorua Plc [KAPC] (+7.35%)
On the losing side, Express Kenya Plc [XPRS] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of 🔻6.54% at KES 4.00 per share, followed by
🔻E. A Portland Plc [PORT] (-4.99%)
🔻Uchumi Supermarkets Plc [UCHM] (-4%)
🔻Liberty Holdings Plc [LBTY] (-3.94%).
Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 1.8 million traded shares, followed by
➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (1.2m)
➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (989,000)
➖ Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] (947,500)
The benchmark NSE All-Share Index [NASI] gained 2.09 points to close at 165.42
The NSE 20 Share Index gained6.16 points to close at 1936.22
The NSE 25 Share Index gained48.01 points to close at 3685.25
Bonds & Derivatives on NSE
The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded quite an increase in activity during today’s trading session, with 215 single stock futures contracts valued at Kes 8,013,760 concluded, compared to the 30 SSF contracts valued at Kes 1,122,950 million concluded on the previous session
Trading on the secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a decline during today’s trading session with bonds worth Kes 1.58 billion transacted in 54 deals as compared to the Kes 2.41 billion worth of bonds achieved in 57 deals in the preceding session.