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Market Report; 24 February, 2021

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

A total of 14,638,800 shares in 834 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 601,081,969.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Tuesday, February 23), today’s data shows 48% decline in volume, 44% decline in turnover, and 8% decline in deals.

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

In the aggregate, 44 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 15✅ gainers and 23? losers.

Eveready E. A Plc [EVRD] led the gainers with✅ 7.77% share price appreciation closing at KES 1.11 per share, followed by:

✅Kapchorua Tea Company Plc [KAPC] (+3.7%)
✅ I&M Holdings Plc [IMH] (+3.57%)
✅ NCBA Group Plc [NCBA] (+3.38%).

On the losing side, Longhorn Publishers Plc [LKL] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?7.31% at KES 4.31 per share, followed by:

? Diamond Trust Bank Kenya Plc [DTK] (-6.33%)
? Nairobi Business Ventures[NBV] (-6.33%)
? East African Cables Plc [CABL] (-5.76%)

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 9.9 million traded shares, followed by:

➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (1.48m)
➖KenGen Plc [KEGN] (461,400)
➖East African Breweries Plc [EABL] (399,600)

➡️The benchmark NSE All-Share Index [NASI] declined? 0.05 to close at 165.85
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index declined? 5.98 points to close at 1877.
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained✅ 1.46 points to close at 3628.28

Bonds & Derivatives on NSE

The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted a decline during today’s trading session with 10 contracts valued at Kes 97,000 concluded as compared to the 4 contracts valued at Kes 1,452,000 traded during the previous trading session.

The secondary bond market recorded a decline in activity during today’s trading session with bonds worth Kes 1.32 billion traded in 75 deals as compared to the Kes 4.97 billion achieved in 99 deals concluded in the previous trading session.