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

A total of 13,683,500 shares in 790 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 324,628,521.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, October 8), today’s data shows 5% improvement in volume, 7% decline in turnover, and 10% 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 17 gainers and 17 losers.

ILAM Fahari Income REIT [FAHR] led the gainers with ✅7.17% share price appreciation closing at KES 5.38 per share, followed by:

✅Longhorn Publishers Plc [LKL] (+5.32%)
✅TPS Eastern Africa Plc [TPSE] (+4.64%)
✅Bamburi Cement Plc [BAMB] (+3.31%).

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

?Uchumi Supermarkets Plc [UCHM] (-6.9%)
?Express Kenya Plc [XPRS] (-5.66%)
?Home Afrika Plc [HAFR] (-4.65%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 5.9 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (3.4m)
➖Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] (1.75m)
➖Absa Bank Kenya Plc [ABSA] (671,000).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained ✅0.46 points to close at 140.07
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained ✅4.97 points to close at 1836.54
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅19.43 points to close at 3225.86

One Equity bank single stock futures contract valued at Kes 36,000 was concluded during today’s transaction on the derivatives market of the NSE. This was a decline from the 4 contracts valued at Kes 144,000 concluded in the previous trading session.

The bonds market posted a further decline in turnover, with bonds worth Kes 2.95 billion transacted in 104 deals against the 3.26 billion worth of bonds transacted in Thursday’s trading session.