Market Report; 23 February, 2021

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

A total of 28,255,900 shares in 909 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 1,074,663,554.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Monday, February 22), today’s data shows a 69% improvement in volume, a 65% improvement in turnover, but 4% decline in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.5 trillion.

In the aggregate, 48 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 16✅ gainers and 24? losers.

Eaagads Plc [EGAD] led the gainers with 6.80 % share price appreciation closing at✅ KES 13.35 per share, followed by:

✅ Sasini Plc [SASN] (+6.28%)
✅ WPP ScanGroup Plc [SCAN] (+6.27%)
✅ HF Group Plc [HFCK] (+4.93%).

On the losing side, Eveready E. A Plc [EVRD] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of? 6.36% at KES 1.03 per share, followed by:

?Standard Group Plc [SGL] (-5.26%)
? Home Afrika Plc [HAFR] (-5.13%)
? ILAM Fahari IREIT [FAHR] (-4.71%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 21.3 million traded shares, followed by:

➖ Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (2.04m)
➖ KCB Group Plc [KCB](1.32m)
➖ Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation [KNRE] (749,200).

➡️The benchmark NSE All-Share Index [NASI] gained✅0.04 to close at 165.89
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained✅ 6.19  points to close at 1883.64
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index declined? 9.94 points to close at 3627.37

Bonds & Derivatives on NSE

The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted an increase during today’s trading session with 4 contracts valued at Kes 1,452,000 concluded as compared to the 20 contracts valued at Kes 293,750 traded during the previous trading session.

The secondary bond market at the NSE recorded an increase in activity during today’s trading session with bonds worth Kes 4.67 billion traded in 99 deals as compared to the Kes 3.46 billion achieved in 82 deals concluded in the previous trading session.

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