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

A total of 12,981,200 shares in 882 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 350,346,567.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, October 7), today’s data shows 42% improvement in volume, 59% improvement in turnover, but 5% decline in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.1 trillion.

In the aggregate, 44 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 13 ✅gainers and 16 ?losers.

Carbacid Investments Plc [CARB] led the gainers with ✅8.43% share price appreciation closing at KES 9.00 per share, followed by:

✅Flame Tree Group Holdings [FTGH] (+8.00%)
✅Britam Holdings Plc [BRIT] (+3.56%)
✅Express Kenya Plc [XPRS] (+2.79%).

On the losing side, Trans Century Plc [TCL] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?6.51% closing at KES 1.58 per share, followed by:

?Eaagads Plc [EGAD] (-5.38%)
?Longhorn Publishers Plc [LKL] (-3.63%)
?Uchumi Supermarkets Plc [UCHM] (-3.33%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 6.3 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (2.26m)
➖Absa Bank Kenya Plc [ABSA] (1.53m)
➖Co-operative Bank of Kenya [COOP] (659,000).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] declined ?1.41 points to close at 139.61
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index declined ?4.52 points to close at 1831.57
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained?27.43 points to close at 3206.43

There were 4 Equity Bank single stock futures contracts valued at Kes 144,000 traded on the NSE’s derivatives market.
Activity on the secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange was marginally lower, with bonds worth Kes 3.26 billion transacted in 44 deals in as compared to the Kes 3.81 billion achieved in 75 deals during the previous trading session.