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NSE Market Report; 22 March, 2021

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

A total of 15,371,200 shares in 853 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 494,517,374.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, March 19), today’s data shows 37% improvement in volume, 90% improvement in turnover, but 2% decline in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.53 trillion.

In the aggregate, 43 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 16 gainers and 19 losers.

HF Group Plc [HFCK] led the gainers with ✅9.94% share price appreciation closing at KES 3.76 per share, followed by:

✅Trans Century Plc [TCL] (+7.14%)
✅WPP ScanGroup Plc [SCAN] (+4.73%)
✅Umeme Limited [UMME] (+4.23%).

On the losing side, East African Cables Plc [CABL] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of 🔻5.8% at KES 1.30 per share, followed by:

🔻Flame Tree Group Holdings [FTGH] (-5.43%)
🔻Stanbic Holdings Plc [SBIC] (-3.23%)
🔻Liberty Kenya Holdings Plc [LBTY] (-2.97%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 7.9 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (2.27m)
➖Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] (1.86m)
➖Trans Century Plc [TCL] (674,100).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained ✅0.56 points to close at 167.50

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index declined 🔻2.25 points to close at 1931.35

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index declined 🔻1.38 points to close at 3709.84

Bonds & Derivatives on NSE

The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a notable rise in activity in today’s trading session, with 28 single stock futures contracts valued at Kes 1.02 million concluded, compared to the 10 SSF contracts valued at Kes 396,500 0concluded on the previous session

Trading on the secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a rise during Monday’s trading session with bonds worth Kes 1.80 billion transacted in 72 deals as compared to the Kes 1.57 billion worth of bonds achieved in 45 deals in the preceding session.