Market Report; 26 February, 2021

At the end of the last weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange 

A total of 10,254,900 shares in 956 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 353,077,380.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, February 25), today’s data shows 4% decline in volume, 29% decline in turnover, but 20% improvement in deals.

The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.49 trillion.

In the aggregate, 48 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 22✅ gainers and 18? losers.

Nation Media Group Plc [NMG] led the gainers with ✅9.9% share price appreciation closing at KES 16.10 per share, followed by:

✅I&M Holdings Plc [IMH] (+5.52%)
✅ILAM Fahari IREIT [FAHR] (+5.43%)
✅Home Afrika Plc [HAFR] (+5.26%).

On the losing side, Olympia Capital Holdings [OCH] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?7.87% at KES 1.99 per share, followed by:

?TransCentury Plc [TCL] (-6.56%)
?Standard Group Plc [SGL](-4.26%)
?Eveready E.A Plc [EVRD](-2.7%)

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 4.8 million traded shares, followed by

➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY](2.04m)
➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (564,000)
➖Absa Bank Kenya Plc [ABSA] (559,900)

➡️The benchmark NSE All-Share Index [NASI] declined? 0.25 to close at 165.39
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained✅ 19.00 points to close at 1915.68
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained✅ 6.66  points to close at 3624.96

Bonds & Derivatives on NSE

The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted an increase in activity during today’s trading session with 12 contracts valued at Kes 4.34 million concluded as compared to the 16 contracts valued at Kes 611,200 traded during the previous trading session.

The secondary bond market recorded a decline in activity during today’s trading session with bonds worth Kes 3.45 billion traded in 53 deals as compared to the Kes 1.89 billion achieved in 56 deals concluded in the previous trading session.

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