Market Report; 20 May, 2021

At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange 

A total of 10,866,500 shares in 793 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 240,664,199.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, May 19), today’s data shows 58% decline in volume, 73% decline in turnover, and 16% decline in deals.

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

In the aggregate, 44 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 23 ✅gainers and 13? losers.

Nairobi Securities Exchange Plc [NSE] led the gainers with 9.93% share price appreciation closing at KES 8.86 per share, followed by:

✅ BOC Gases Kenya Plc [BOC] (+5.81%)
✅ Eveready E.A Plc [EVRD] (+5.05%)
✅ Longhorn Publishers Plc [LKL] (+4.44%).

On the losing side, Nairobi Business Ventures [NBV] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?3.83% at KES 5.02 per share, followed by:

? Home Afrika Plc [HAFR] (-2.38%)
? Carbacid Plc [CARB] (-1.84%)
? Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation[KNRE] (-1.68%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 3.2 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] (2.74m)
➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (1.22m)
➖ Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation [KNRE] (1.02m)

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained✅2.35 points to close at 163.93
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained✅ 14.03  points to close at 1852.28
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅ 34.93 points to close at 3552.80

Bonds & Derivatives on NSE

The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted a growth in volumes traded during today’s trading session, with 48 single stock futures contracts valued at Kes 2.06 million concluded, compared to the 41 SSF contracts valued at Kes 1.53 million concluded during the previous session

Trading on the secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted a decrease in activity during today’s trading session with bonds worth Kes 2.20 billion transacted in 81 deals as compared to the Kes 4.15 billion worth of bonds achieved in 197 deals in the preceding session.

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