Market ReportMarket Report; 30 August, 2021

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

A total of 8,787,600 shares in 1,156 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 198,122,100.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, August 27), today’s data shows 18% decline in volume, 41% decline in turnover, and 10% decline in deals.

The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.82 trillion.

In the aggregate, 52 NSE equities participated in trading, ending with 24 ✅gainers and 20🔻 losers.

Express Kenya Plc [XPRS] led the gainers with 9.79% share price appreciation closing at✅ KES 4.60 per share, followed by:

✅Crown Paints Plc [CRWN] (+8.37%)
✅Kapchorua Plc [KAPC] (+7.93%)
✅Eaagads Plc [EGAD] (+7.69%).

On the losing side, Home Afrika Plc [HAFR] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of 10% at🔻 KES 0.36 per share, followed by:

🔻E. A Portland Plc [PORT] (-8.54%)
🔻Sanlam Kenya Plc [SLAM](-7.52%)
🔻KenGen Plc [KEGN](-4.88%).

WPP ScanGroup Plc [SCAN] recorded the highest volume of 2.57 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (1.55m)
➖Bamburi Cement Plc [BAMB] (1.3m)
➖Home Afrika Plc [HAFR] (669,800)

➡️The benchmark NSE All-Share Index [NASI] declined🔻 1.49 points to close at 185.71
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index declined🔻 2.28 points to close at 2032.02
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index declined🔻  15.30 points to close at 4077.76

Bonds & Derivatives on NSE

There derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted a rise in activity with 44 single stock features valued at Kes 1.86 million traded during today’s trading session compared to the 28  single stock features valued at Kes 559,060 traded during the previous trading session. 

Trading on the secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted a rise in today’s trading session, with bonds valued at Kes 3.16 billion transacted compared to the Kes 2.24 billion worth of bonds achieved in  119 deals traded at the close of the previous trading session.

Market Commentary

Equity Group Holdings was today’s main feature at the bourse with Kes 1.5 million shares valued at Kes 86.3 million changing hands at between Kes 53.50 and Kes 55.00.

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