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

A total of 24,654,900 shares in 893 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 780,848,622.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Tuesday, December 1), today’s data shows 9% improvement in volume, 10% improvement in turnover, and 10% improvement in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.2 trillion.

In the aggregate, 40 NSE listed securities participated in trading, ending with 18 gainers and 15 losers.

Liberty Kenya Holdings Plc [LBTY] led the gainers with ✅7.92% share price appreciation closing at KES 7.36 per share, followed by:

✅East African Portland Cement Company [PORT] (+7.27%)
✅Diamond Trust Bank Kenya [DTK] (+6.48%)
✅Eveready East Africa Plc [EVRD] (+2.80%).

On the losing side, Home Afrika Plc [HAFR] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?5.00% closing at KES 0.38 per share, followed by:

?Carbacid Investments Plc [CARB] (-4.3%)
?Absa Bank Kenya Plc [ABSA] (-4.29%)
?Olympia Capital Holdings [OCH] (-3.04%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 13.8 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (8.55m)
➖Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] (936,300)
➖Kengen Plc [KEGN] (272,600).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained ✅1.83 points to close at 146.22

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained ✅8.81 points to close at 1760.98

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅27.8 points to close at 3282.34

There was one Safaricom contract expiring on 17th December, 2020, concluded during today’s trading session on the derivatives segment of the Nairobi Securities Exchange.

Trading on the secondary bond market at the NSE recorded a decline in activity with bonds worth Kes 1.63 billion transacted in 38 deals on the Fixed income segment as compared to the Kes 1,83 billion worth of bonds transacted during the previous trading session