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Market Report; 29 March, 2021

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

A total of 16,754,100 shares in 1,217 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 653,715,725.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, March 26), today’s data shows 67% improvement in volume, 110% improvement in turnover, and 44% improvement in deals.

The current Nairobi Securities Exchange market capitalization is KES 2.43 trillion.

In the aggregate, 48 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 10✅ gainers and 29🔻 losers.

Nairobi Business Ventures [NBV] led the gainers with ✅5.34% share price appreciation closing at✅ KES 4.34 per share, followed by :

✅Sameer Africa Plc [SMER] (+4.68%)
✅ Uchumi Supermarkets Plc [UCHM] (+4%)
✅ East African Cables Plc [CABL] (+3.82%).

On the losing side, HF Group Plc [HFCK] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of 🔻8.95% at KES 4.17 per share, followed by:

🔻 ILAM Fahari IREIT [FAHR] (-8.93%)
🔻 Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY](-8.41%)
🔻Williamson Tea Kenya Plc [WTK] (-8.31%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 8.5 million traded shares, followed by:

➖ Equity Group Holdings Plc[EQTY] (4.3m)
➖ Co-operative Bank of Kenya [COOP](978,800)
➖ KCB Group Plc [KCB] (920,300)

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] declined 🔻5.20 points to close at 161.28
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index declined 🔻 49.81 points to close at 1853.25
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index declined 🔻 134.62 points to close at 3531.67

Bonds & Derivatives on NSE

The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded an increase in activity in today’s trading session, with 17 single stock futures contracts valued at Kes 465,250 concluded, compared to the 6 SSF contracts valued at Kes 172,100 concluded on the previous session

Trading on the secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded an increase in activity during today’s trading session with bonds worth Kes 3.82 billion transacted in 91 deals as compared to the Kes 2.62 billion worth of bonds achieved in 110 deals in the preceding session