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

A total of 8,684,900 shares in 721 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 242,154,697.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, December 31), today’s data shows 116% improvement in volume, 181% improvement in turnover, and 13% improvement in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.29 trillion.

In the aggregate, 40 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 14 gainers and 14 losers.

Nairobi Business Ventures [NBV] led the gainers with ✅8.64% share price appreciation closing at KES 4.65 per share, followed by:

✅Eveready East Africa Plc [EVRD] (+5.83%)
✅Bamburi Cement Plc [BAMB] (+5.55%)
✅STANLIB Fahari Income REIT [FAHR] (+3.55%).

On the losing side, HF Group Plc [HFCK] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?5.42% closing at KES 3.14 per share, followed by:

?Britam Holdings Plc [BRIT] (-3.58%)
? Jubilee Holdings Plc [JUB] (-2.90%)
?Absa Bank Kenya Plc [ABSA] (-1.45%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 3.5 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (1.96m)
➖Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] (1.06m)
➖Britam Holdings Plc [BRIT] (510,400).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] declined?0.07 points to close at 152.04

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained ✅4.03 points to close at 1872.42

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index declined?5.13 points to close at 3410.11

The derivatives market of the NSE opened the week with 5 KCB Group single stock futures contracts concluded valued at Kes 190,750.

The secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted an decline in activity during today’s trading session with bonds worth Kes 569.45 million traded in 15 deals during today’s trading session as compared to the Kes 478.5 million achieved in 31 deals during the previous trading session.