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Market Report; 25 February, 2021

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

A total of 10,648,000 shares in 800 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 499,427,575.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, February 24), today’s data shows 27% decline in volume, 17% decline in turnover, and 4% decline in deals.

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

In the aggregate, 49 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 21✅ gainers and 16? losers.

Unga Group Plc [UNGA] led the gainers with✅ 9.97% share price appreciation closing at KES 32.00 per share, followed by:

✅ Nation Media Group Plc [NMG] (+9.33%)
✅Olympia Capital Holdings [OCH] (+8%)
✅Longhorn Publishers Plc [LKL] (+7.89%)

On the losing side, Sasini Plc [SASN] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?7.16% at KES 18.15 per share, followed by:

?Trans-Century Plc [TCL] (-6.15%)
?I&M Holdings Plc [IMH] (-5.33%)
? Nairobi Business Ventures [NBV] (-2.93%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 5.4 million traded shares, followed by:

➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (2.41m)
➖East African Breweries Plc [EABL] (825,000)
➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (420,700)

➡️The benchmark NSE All-Share Index [NASI] declined? 0.21 to close at 165.64
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained✅ 19.02 points to close at 1896.68
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index declined? 10.53  points to close at 3618.30

Bonds & Derivatives on NSE

The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted an increase in activity during today’s trading session with 16 contracts valued at Kes 611,200 concluded as compared to the 10 contracts valued at Kes 97,000 traded during the previous trading session.

The secondary bond market recorded an increase in activity during today’s trading session with bonds worth Kes 1.88 billion traded in 56 deals as compared to the Kes 1.32 billion achieved in 75 deals concluded in the previous trading session.