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Market Report; 24 March, 2021

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

A total of 17,584,300 shares in 1,053 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 625,112,238.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Tuesday, March 23), today’s data shows 33% decline in volume, 11% improvement in turnover, and 11% improvement in deals.

The current Nairobi Securities Exchange market capitalization is KES 2.55 trillion.

In the aggregate, 46 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 16✅ gainers and 24🔻 losers.

HF Group Plc [HFCK] led the gainers with✅ 9.93% share price appreciation closing at KES 4.54 per share, followed by:

✅Total Kenya Plc [TOTL] (+8.92%)
✅ Uchumi Supermarkets Plc [UCHM] (+8.33%)
✅ Williamson Tea Kenya Plc [WTK] (+8.3%).

On the losing side, Sanlam Kenya Plc [SLAM] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of🔻 7.05% at KES 11.20 per share, followed by:

🔻Liberty Holdings Plc [LBTY] (-5.81%)
🔻 Nation Media Group Plc [NMG] (-5.26%)
🔻 NCBA Group Plc [NCBA] (-5.25%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 8.3 million traded shares, followed by:

➖ Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (3.27m)
➖ KCB Group Plc [KCB] (2.08m)
➖Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] (800,600)

The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] declined 🔻0.15 points to close at 168.96
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index declined 🔻 21.18 points to close at 1910.17
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index declined 🔻 13.08 points to close at 3723.71

Bonds & Derivatives on NSE

The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded quite a decline in activity in today’s trading session, with 21 single stock futures contracts valued at Kes 773,150 concluded, compared to the 61 SSF contracts valued at Kes 2.67 million concluded on the previous session

Trading on the secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a decline during today’s trading session with bonds worth Kes 2.20 billion transacted in 86 deals as compared to the Kes 2.60 billion worth of bonds achieved in 76 deals in the preceding session.