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

A total of 16,624,400 shares in 932 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 352,975,653.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, August 13), today’s data shows 102% improvement in volume, 78% improvement in turnover, but 5% decline in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 1.94 trillion.

In the aggregate, 44 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 15 ✅gainers and 20 ?losers.

Nation Media Group Plc [NMG] led the gainers with ✅6.85% share price appreciation closing at KES 11.70 per share, followed by:

✅Sameer Africa Plc [SMER] (+6.38%)
✅HF Group Plc [HFCK] (+4.99%)
✅Britam Holdings Plc [BRIT] (+4.37%).

On the losing side, Eveready East Africa Plc [EVRD] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?7.48% at KES 0.99 per share, followed by:

?Nairobi Business Ventures [NBV] (-6.67%)
?Uchumi Supermarkets Plc [UCHM] (-6.45%)
?Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation [KNRE] (-4.74%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 5.2 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation [KNRE] (3.92m)
➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (2.32m)
➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (2.04m).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] declined ?0..24 points to close at 129.46

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained ✅4.99 points to close at 1743.58

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅4.82 points to close at 2939.83

There were no contracts concluded in today’s trading session on the Derivatives market of the NSE.

The secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a moderate rise in activity during today’s session with bonds worth Kes 3.41 Billion achieved in 105 deals in today’s session as compared to the Kes 2.81 Billion achieved in 66 deals during the previous trading session