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

A total of 23,218,900 shares in 792 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 423,645,989.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, December 10), today’s data shows 36% decline in volume, 57% decline in turnover, and 8% decline in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.21 trillion.

In the aggregate, 45 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 22 gainers and 15 losers.

Bank of Kigali Group Plc [BKG] led the gainers with 9.81% share price appreciation closing at KES 20.15 per share, followed by:

✅Umeme Limited [UMME] (+9.76%)
✅Bamburi Cement Plc [BAMB] (+9.58%)
✅Express Kenya Plc [XPRS] (+9.52%).

On the losing side, Home Afrika came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?7.32% closing at KES 0.38 per share, followed by:

?HF Group Plc [HFCK] (-6.67%)
?WPP ScanGroup Plc [SCAN] (-4.92%)
?Eaagads Plc [EGAD] (-4.72%).

Carbacid Investments Plc [CARB] recorded the highest volume of 12.8 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Safaricom Plc [SCOM] (4.21m)
➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (3.21m)
➖Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] (1.67m).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained ✅1.15 points to close at 147.12

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained ✅12.00 points to close at 1794.06

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅16.15 points to close at 3296.62

The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange had 31 single stocks futures contracts valued at Kes 1.18 million transacted. This was a rise in activity as compared to the 11 contracts value dat Kes 298,150 transacted in during Thursday’s trading session.

The secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted growth in activity during Friday’s session with bonds worth Kes 2.67  Billion traded in 44 deals during today’s session as compared to the Kes 1.54 Billion achieved in 62 deals during the previous trading session.