Market ReportMarket Report; 20 August 2021

The trading bell on the Nairobi Securities Exchange trading floor.

At the end of the last weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) this week.

A total of 14,969,200 shares in 1,089 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 552,931,371.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, August 19), today’s data shows a 47% decline in volume and a 56% decline in turnover.

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

In the aggregate, 42 NSE equities participated in trading, ending with 23 ✅gainers and 13 🔻losers.

Liberty Kenya Holdings Plc [LBTY] led the gainers with ✅7.40% share price appreciation closing at KES 9.00 per share, followed by:

✅Eaagads Plc [EGAD] (+6.67%)
✅KenGen Plc [KEGN] (+6.65%)
✅Nairobi Business Ventures [NBV] (+5.88%).

On the losing side, Home Afrika Plc [HAFR] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of 🔻9.76% at KES 0.37 per share, followed by:

🔻Eveready East Africa Plc [EVRD] (-8.41%)
🔻WPP ScanGroup Plc [SCAN] (-6.06%)
🔻Sameer Africa Plc [SMER] (-5.17%)

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 5.05 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (2.36m)
➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (1.75m)
➖KenGen Plc [KGEN] (1.53m).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained ✅1.86 points to close at 186.33

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained ✅10.01 points to close at 2015.77

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅27.39 points to close at 4056.31

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Chart performance of The 20 Share Index of the Nairbi Securities Exchange.
Bonds & Derivatives on NSE

There derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted growth in activity with 26 single stock features valued at Kes 455,560 traded during Friday’s trading session compared to the 3 single stock features valued at Kes 143,500 traded during yesterday’s trading session 

Trading on the secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange was posted a decline in Friday’s trading session, with bonds valued at Kes 4.07 billion transacted in 99 deals as compared to the Kes 5.84 billion worth of bonds achieved in  101 deals traded at the close of  Thursday’s trading session.

Market Commentary

The benchmark indices of the exchange continue to race past their psychological benchmarks and with local investors input on the exchange, there is a likely possibility that the exchange is possibly gaining a bullish trend, indicating positive returns for the exchange.


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