Market Report; 18 August 2021

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

A total of 12,331,800 shares in 1,479 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 621,542,339.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Tuesday, August 17), today’s data shows 47% decline in volume, 62% decline in turnover, but 2% improvement in deals.

The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.83 trillion.

In the aggregate, 46 NSE equities participated in trading, ending with 20✅ gainers and 18🔻 losers.

Olympia Capital Holdings [OCH] led the gainers with 10% share price appreciation closing at ✅KES 2.20 per share, followed by:

✅Eaagads Plc [EGAD] (+8.87%)
✅ Home Afrika Plc [HAFR] (+7.89%)
✅ Eveready E. A Plc [EVRD] (+7.53%).

On the losing side, Liberty Holdings Plc [LBTY] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of🔻 8.87% at KES 8.42 per share, followed by:

🔻Nairobi Business Ventures [NBV] (-8.59%)
🔻Carbacid Plc [CARB] (-5.62%)
🔻BOC Gases Kenya Plc [BOC](-4.8%)

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 4.26 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (3.86m)
➖ East African Breweries Plc [EABL](718,600)
➖ Co-operative Bank of Kenya [COOP] (661,200)

➡️The benchmark All-Share Index [NASI] declined🔻 1.53 points to close at 185.93
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained✅ 4.50 points to close at 2000.76
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index declined🔻 6.95 points to close at 4068.32

Bonds & Derivatives on NSE

There was a decline in the derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange with 29 single stock features valued at Kes 1.14 Million traded during today’s session compared to 39 single stock features valued at Kes 1.77 million tradings during yesterday’s trading session 

Trading on the secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted a decline in activity during today’s trading with bonds worth Kes 4.46 billion transacted in 73 deals as compared to the Kes 5.03 billion worth of bonds achieved in  70 deals traded at the close of Tuesday’s trading session.

Market Outlook

Equity group holdings was today’s main feature at the bourse with 3.8 Million shares valued at Kes 208 million traded exchanging hands at between Kes 53.50 and Kes 54.25. This comes just after equity announced a 98% rise in net profit to Kes 17.9 billion for the half-year period ended 30th June 2021