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Market Report; 19 March, 2021

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

A total of 11,250,000 shares in 872 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 260,332,758.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, March 18), today’s data shows 59% improvement in volume, 31% improvement in turnover, and 3% improvement in deals.

The current Nairobi Securities Exchange market capitalization is KES 2.52 trillion.

In the aggregate, 45 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 19✅ gainers and 20🔻 losers.

Standard Group Plc [SGL] led the gainers with 9.41% share price appreciation closing at✅ KES 20.35 per share, followed by:

✅ Express Kenya Plc [XPRS] (+7%)
✅ Co-operative Bank of Kenya [COOP] (+4.91%)
✅ E. A. Portland Plc [PORT] (+3.25%).

On the losing side, TransCentury Plc [TCL] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of 🔻6.67% at KES 1.12 per share, followed by:

🔻Nairobi Business Ventures [NBV] (-5.47%)
🔻Nation Media Group Plc [NMG] (-5.36%)
🔻Sasini Plc [SASN] (-5.29%).

Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC]recorded the highest volume of 3.8 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Safaricom Plc [SCOM] (3.19m)
➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY](1.97m)
➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (438,000)

➡️The benchmark NSE All-Share Index [NASI] gained✅ 1.52 points to close at 166.94
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index declined🔻 2.62 points to close at 1933.60
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained✅25.97 points to close at 3711.22

Bonds & Derivatives on NSE

The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded quite a decline in activity during today’s trading session, with 10 single stock futures contracts valued at Kes 396,500 concluded, compared to the 215 SSF contracts valued at Kes 8,013,760  million concluded on the previous session

Trading on the secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a slight decline during today’s trading session with bonds worth Kes 1.57 billion transacted in 45 deals as compared to the Kes 1.58 billion worth of bonds achieved in 54 deals in the preceding session.