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

A total of 18,666,400 shares in 789 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 482,192,205.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, August 7), today’s data shows 80% improvement in volume, 128% improvement in turnover, and 2% improvement in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 1.95 trillion.

In the aggregate, 43 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 13 ✅gainers and 21 ?losers.

Bamburi Cement Plc [BAMB] led the gainers with ✅7.03% share price appreciation closing at KES 26.65 per share, followed by:

✅HF Group Plc [HFCK] (+5.65%)
✅Standard Chartered Bank Kenya Plc [SCBK] (+5.44%)
✅Olympia Capital Holdings [OCH] (+4.80%).

On the losing side, WPP ScanGroup Plc [SCAN] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?8.67% closing at KES 9.06 per share, followed by:

?East African Cables Plc [CABL] (-8.1%)
?Sameer Africa Plc [SMER] (-6.61%)
?Uchumi Supermarkets Plc [UCHM] (-6.25%).

Safaricom recorded the highest volume of 16.1 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] (570,700)
➖Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation [KNRE] (391,900)
➖Co-operative Bank of Kenya [COOP] (326,700).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] declined ?0.37 points to close at 130.21

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained ✅3.35 points to close at 1761.43

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index declined ? 6.93 points to close at 2983.73

The derivatives market of the NSE had 3 contracts valued at Kes 63,000 concluded in today’s trading session. This was higher as compared to the 8 contracts valued at Kes 284,000 concluded in previous trading session.

The secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a decline in activity during today’s session with bonds worth Kes 2.67 Billion achieved in 94 deals in today’s session as compared to the Kes 4.01 Billion achieved in 73 deals during the previous trading session