Market Report; 20th December 2021

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

A total of 13,002,800 shares in 837 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 532,838,845.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, December 17), today’s data shows an 11% decline in volume, 24% decline in turnover, and 20% decline in deals.

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

In the aggregate, 45 NSE equities participated in trading, ending with 23 gainers and 15 losers.

Williamson Tea Kenya Plc [WTK] led the gainers with a ✅9.92% share price appreciation closing at KES 138.50 per share, followed by:

✅HF Group Plc [HFCK] (+5.88%)
✅Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation [KNRE] (+4.50%)
✅KenGen Plc [KEGN] (+3.39%).

On the losing side, Eaagads Limited [EGAD] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of 🔻5.51% at KES 12.85 per share, followed by:

🔻East African Cables Plc [CABL] (-5.47%)
🔻Crown Paints Kenya Plc [CRWN] (-3.17%)
🔻Nairobi Business Ventures [NBV] (-2.16%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 9.52 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (1.76m)
➖Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] (403,800)
➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (170,100).

➡️The benchmark NSE All-Share Index [NASI] gained✅ 0.45 to close at 164.09
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained✅ 11.29 points to close at 1865.84
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained✅12.53 points to close at 3637.61

Bonds & Derivatives on NSE.

Trading on the secondary bond market increased slightly on the Nairobi Securities Exchange compared to Thursday’s trading, with bonds valued at Kes 1.33 billion transacted in 61 deals compared to the Kes 1.79 billion worth of bonds achieved in 51 deals traded at the close of the previous trading session.

There were no futures contracts traded in the derivatives segment on the Nairobi Securities Exchange.