Market ReportMarket Report; 23 August 2021

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

A total of 20,527,400 shares in 1,198 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 659,258,072.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, August 20), today’s data shows a 37% improvement in volume, 19% improvement in turnover, and 10% improvement in deals.

The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.86 trillion.

In the aggregate, 48 NSE equities participated in trading, ending with 19 ✅gainers and 17 🔻losers.

Kakuzi Plc [KUKZ] led the gainers with ✅8.64% share price appreciation closing at KES 415.00 per share, followed by:

✅Sameer Africa Plc [SMER] (+5.45%)
✅Total Kenya Plc [TOTL] (+3.17%)
✅East African Cables Plc [CABL] (+2.82%).

On the losing side, Liberty Kenya Holdings Plc [LBTY] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of 🔻8.89% at KES 8.20 per share, followed by:

🔻Eaagads Plc [EGAD] (-7.99%)
🔻Sanlam Kenya Plc [SLAM] (-5.04%)
🔻Standard Group Plc [SGL] (-2.81%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 7.72 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Co-operative Bank of Kenya [COOP] (3.79m)
➖Absa Bank Kenya Plc [ABSA] (2.69m)
➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (2.47m).

➡️The benchmark NSE All-Share Index [NASI] gained ✅1.53 points to close at 187.86

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained ✅4.60 points to close at 2020.37

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅24.92 points to close at 4081.23

Bonds & Derivatives on NSE

There derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted a rise in activity with 22 single stock features valued at Kes 974,320 traded during Friday’s trading session compared to the 26 single stock features valued at Kes 455,560 traded during Friday’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 1.81 billion transacted in 57 deals as compared to the Kes 4.07 billion worth of bonds achieved in  99 deals traded at the close of  Friday’s trading session.

Market Commentary

Kakuzi Seemed to have gained on the exchange as investors take strategic positions for the valuable agricultural firm on the exchange with the aim of dividend outlook for the next and future financial years. Foreign & local investors still seem to follow interests in Safaricom, pushing the stock to the dominating levels on the NSE.

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