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Market Report; 19 February, 2021

At the end of the last weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) this week.

A total of 18,401,100 shares in 1,052 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 489,381,948.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, February 18), today’s data shows 48% improvement in volume, 19% improvement in turnover, and 21% improvement in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.5 trillion.

In the aggregate, 46 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 23 ✅gainers and 13? losers.

British American Tobacco Plc [BAT] led the gainers with✅ 10.23% share price appreciation closing at KES 484.75 per share, followed by

✅ Sameer Africa Plc [SMER] (+9.76%)
✅ East African Cables Plc [CABL] (+6.02%)
✅Express Kenya Plc [XPRS] (+5.71%).

On the losing side,WPP ScanGroup Plc [SCAN]  came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of? 5.72% at KES 5.60 per share, followed by

? Eveready E. A  Plc [EVRD] [(-5.61%)
? East African Portland Cement Plc [PORT]. (-5%)
? Uchumi Supermarkets Plc [UCHM] (-3.57%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 7.3 million traded shares, followed by

➖Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation [KNRE] (3.72m)
➖KenGen Plc [KEGN] (2.12m)
➖ Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] (733,300)

➡️The benchmark NSE All-Share Index [NASI] declined? 0.73  to close at 164.31
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained✅ 1.04 points to close at 1875.71
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index declined? 7.51 points to close at 3617.11

Bonds & Derivatives on NSE

The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted a notable rise icrease during today’s trading session with 41 contracts valued at Kes 767,500 concluded as compared to the 4 contracts valued at Kes 767,500 traded during the previous trading session.

The secondary bond market at the NSE recorded an increase in activity during today’s trading session with bonds worth Kes 5.51 billion traded in 155 deals as compared to the Kes 2.38 billion achieved in 76 deals concluded in the previous trading session.