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

A total of 21,080,100 shares in 997 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 596,785,344.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Tuesday, January 5), today’s data shows 61% improvement in volume, 55% improvement in turnover, and 14% improvement in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.32 trillion.

In the aggregate, 45 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 17 gainers and 21 losers.

ILAM Fahari Income REIT [FAHR] led the gainers with ✅9.51% share price appreciation closing at KES 6.22 per share, followed by:

✅Uchumi Supermarkets Plc [UCHM] (+7.14%)
✅Car and General Kenya Plc [CGEN] (+6.67%)
✅Flame Tree Group Holdings Plc [FTGH] (+6.40%).

On the losing side, Sanlam Kenya Plc [SLAM] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?7.69% at KES 12.00 per share, followed by:

?Standard Group Plc [SGL] (-6.67%)
?Olympia Capital Holdings [OCH] (-6.36%)
?Stanbic Holdings Plc [SBIC] (-5.59%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 7.9 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (4.35m)
➖Britam Holdings Plc [BRIT] (3.91m)
➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (2.29m).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained ✅0.12 points to close at 153.94

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained ✅10.66 points to close at 1879.92

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅9.21 points to close at 3438.04

The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange had 10 single stock futures contracts valued at Kes 364,870 transacted. This was an exponential rise in transaction value and deals as compared to the Kes 79,920 concluded in the previous trading session.

The secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted an decline in activity during today’s trading session with bonds worth Kes 606.05 million traded in 24 deals during today’s trading session as compared to the Kes 1.53 billion achieved in 26 deals during the previous trading session.