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Market Report; 22 February, 2021

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

A total of 16,751,900 shares in 945 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 650,698,867.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, February 19), today’s data shows 9% decline in volume, 33% improvement in turnover, but 10% decline in deals.

The current market capitalization at the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.5 trillion.

In the aggregate, 44 listed equities on the exchange participated in trading, ending with 21✅ gainers and 14 ?losers.

ILAM Fahari  IREIT [FAHR] led the gainers with✅ 9.68% share price appreciation closing at KES 6.80 per share, followed by:

✅Eveready E. A Plc [EVRD] (+8.91%)
✅ Diamond Trust Bank Kenya Plc [DTK] (+8.83%)
✅ Uchumi Supermarkets Plc [UCHM] (+7.41%).

On the losing side, WPP ScanGroup Plc [SCAN] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of? 8.93% at KES 5.10 per share, followed by :

?Stanbic Holdings Plc [SBIC] (-4.76%)
?Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] (-4.70%)
? Kapchorua Tea Company Plc [KAPC] (-3.57%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 12.6 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (1.03m)
➖Absa Bank Kenya Plc [ABSA] (564,900)
➖NCBA Group Plc [NCBA](346,800)

➡️The benchmark NSE All-Share Index [NASI] gained✅ 0.31  to close at 165.86
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index declined?11.02 points to close at 1877.46
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index declined? 1.26 points to close at 3637.31

Bonds & Derivatives on NSE

The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted a decline during today’s trading session with 20 contracts valued at Kes 293,750  concluded as compared to the 41 contracts valued at Kes1,579,150 traded during the previous trading session.

The secondary bond market at the NSE recorded a decline in activity during today’s trading session with bonds worth Kes 3.46 billion traded in 82 deals as compared to the Kes 5.51 billion achieved in 155 deals concluded in the previous trading session.