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

A total of 8,249,100 shares in 977 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 198,152,735.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, August 12), today’s data shows 31% decline in volume, 33% decline in turnover, but 13% improvement in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 1.95 trillion.

In the aggregate, 50 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 17 ✅gainers and 28 ?losers.

Crown Paints Kenya Plc [CRWN] led the gainers with 9.41% share price appreciation closing at KES 46.50 per share, followed by:

✅Nation Media Group Plc [NMG] (+8.42%)
✅Eveready East Africa Plc [EVRD] (+7%)
✅Longhorn Publishers Plc [LKL] (+3.74%).

On the losing side, Car and General (Kenya) Plc [CGEN] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?6.67% closing at KES 21.00 per share, followed by:

?Home Afrika Plc [HAFR] (-6.38%)
?KCB Group Plc [KCB] (-6.14%)
?Trans Century Plc [TCL] (-5.76%).

Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] recorded the highest volume of 3.2 million traded shares, followed by:

➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (1.94m)
➖Safaricom Plc [SCOM](502,400)
➖Co-operative Bank of Kenya [COOP] (471,300).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] declined ?1.06 points to close at 129.70

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index declined ?12.81 points to close at 1738.58

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index declined ?37.89 points to close at 2935.01

The derivatives market of the recorded a rise in activity with 10 contracts valued at Kes 279,800 concluded in today’s trading session against the 5 contracts valued at Kes 76,890 transacted in previous trading session.

The secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a moderate rise in activity during today’s session with bonds worth Kes 2.81 Billion achieved in 66 deals in today’s session as compared to the Kes 2.07 Billion achieved in 124 deals during the previous trading session