Market ReportMarket Report; 25 August 2021

The Nairobi Securities Exchange, Westlands, Nairobi Kenya

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

A total of 11,073,100 shares in 1,237 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 396,593,129.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Tuesday, August 24), today’s data shows 48% improvement in volume, 32% improvement in turnover, and 5% improvement in deals.

The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.85 trillion.

In the aggregate, 44 NSE equities participated in trading, ending with 18✅ gainers and 19 🔻losers.

Sameer Africa Plc [SMER] led the gainers with ✅8.57% share price appreciation closing at KES 3.80 per share, followed by:

✅ Home Afrika Plc [HAFR] (+5.26%)
✅ Liberty Holdings Plc [LBTY] (+4.88%)
✅Centum Investment Plc [CTUM] (+4.33%).

On the losing side, BOC Gases Plc [BOC] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of🔻 6.06% at KES 62.00 per share, followed by:

🔻E.A Portland Plc [PORT] (-4.39%)
🔻Eveready E.A Plc [EVRD] (-4.04%)
🔻TPS Eastern Africa Plc [TPSE](-3.33%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 6.12 million traded shares, followed by:

➖ WPP ScanGroup Plc [SCAN](1.05m)
➖ Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (778,500)
➖ KenGen Plc [KEGN](658,100).

➡️The benchmark NSE All-Share Index [NASI] declined🔻 0.98 points to close at 187.22
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained✅ 1.21 points to close at 2032.09
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index declined🔻 17.51 points to close at 4071.48

Bonds & Derivatives on NSE

There derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted a decline in activity with 20 single stock features valued at Kes 735,850 traded during today’s trading session compared to the 27 single stock features valued at Kes 827,950 traded during the previous trading session. 

Trading on the secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted a decline in today’s trading session, with bonds valued at Kes 2.11 billion transacted in 79 deals as compared to the Kes 5.41 billion worth of bonds achieved in  112 deals traded at the close of the previous trading session.

Market Commentary

Safaricom was the day’s main feature at the bourse with Kes 6 Million shares valued at Kes 272 million exchanging hands at Kes 44 and Kes 44.95, representing 68.78% of the day’s traded value

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