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

A total of 34,353,700 shares in 817 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 1,086,575,000.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, December 3), today’s data shows 2% improvement in volume and 4% improvement in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.23 trillion.

In the aggregate, 41 NSE listed securities participated in trading, ending with 18 ✅gainers and 17 ?losers.

HF Group Plc [HFCK] led the gainers with ✅9.51% share price appreciation closing at KES 3.34 per share, followed by:

✅Eveready East Africa Plc [EVRD] (+6.73%)
✅BAT Kenya Plc [BAT] (+5.12%)
✅Uchumi Supermarkets Plc [UCHM] (+3.45%).

On the losing side, Nairobi Business Ventures [NBV] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?8.51% closing at KES 4.30 per share, followed by:

?Express Kenya Plc [XPRS] (-4.44%)
?Olympia Capital Holdings [OCH] (-3.33%)
?Crown Paints Kenya Plc [CRWN] (-2.51%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 24.6 million traded shares, followed by:

➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (5.25m)
➖Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] (2.43m)
➖Nairobi Business Ventures [NBV] (525,700).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained ✅1.36 points to close at 148.12

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained ✅7.97 points to close at 1786.42

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅14.28 points to close at 3312.97

The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange had 4 Safaricom single stock futures contracts valued at Kes 130,000 concluded during today’s trading session.

Trading on the secondary bond market at the NSE recorded a further decline in activity with bonds worth Kes 779.7 million transacted in 37 deals on the Fixed income segment as compared to the Kes 1.35 billion worth of bonds transacted during the previous trading session