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

A total of 10,790,600 shares in 794 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 180,758,946.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, December 11), today’s data shows 54% decline in volume and 57% decline in turnover.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.22 trillion.

In the aggregate, 48 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 19 gainers and 21 losers.

NewGold Exchange Traded Fund [GLD] led the gainers with ✅11.11% share price appreciation closing at KES 2,100.00 per share, followed by:

✅Stanbic Holdings Plc [SBIC] (+9.63%)
✅Eveready East Africa Plc [EVRD] (+5.88%)
✅Jubilee Holdings Plc [JUB] (+5.56%).

On the losing side, Umeme Limited [UMME] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?9.72% closing at KES 6.50 per share, followed by:

?Express Kenya Plc [XPRS] (-9.03%)
?Bank of Kigali Group Plc [BKG] (-8.68%)
?Sameer Africa Plc [SMER] (-8.33%).

Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] recorded the highest volume of 4.4 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Safaricom Plc [SCOM] (2.53m)
➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (874,900)
➖Sasini Plc [SASN] (851,700).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained ✅0.36 points to close at 147.48

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained ✅2.59 points to close at 1796.64

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅25.78 points to close at 3306.25

The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange had 21 single stocks futures contracts valued at Kes 412,150 transacted. This was a drop in activity as compared to the 31 contracts value dat Kes 1.18 million transacted in during Friday’s trading session.

The secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted a moderate decline in activity during Monday’s session with bonds worth Kes 2.07 billion traded in 61 deals during today’s session as compared to the Kes 2.67 Billion achieved in 44 deals during the previous trading session.