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

A total of 23,859,800 shares in 1,023 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 773,015,215.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, January 14), today’s data shows 69% improvement in volume, 67% improvement in turnover, but 10% decline in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.38 trillion.

In the aggregate, 49 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 15 gainers and 24 losers.

Eveready East Africa Plc [EVRD] led the gainers with ✅9.17% share price appreciation closing at KES 1.19 per share, followed by:

✅TPS Eastern Africa [TPSE] (+6.25%)
✅Olympia Capital Holdings [OCH] (+5.75%)
✅Nairobi Securities Exchange Plc [NSE] (+4.42%).

On the losing side, Sasini Plc [SASN] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?8.95% at KES 17.80 per share, followed by:

?Sameer Africa Plc [SMER] (-8.41%)
?Express Kenya Plc [XPRS] (-8.06%)
?Uchumi Supermarkets Plc [UCHM] (-7.69%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 13.2 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (6.53m)
➖Uchumi Supermarket Plc [UCHM] (1m)
➖Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] (809,000).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] declined ?0.07 points to close at 158.19

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index declined ?1.36 points to close at 1919.70

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index declined ?8.97 points to close at 3489.64

The derivatives market of the NSE posted an exponential growth in activities, with 64 contracts concluded valued at Kes 1.93 million as compared to the 32 contracts valued at Kes 851,925 achieved in the previous trading session.

The secondary bond market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted a rise in activity during today’s trading session with bonds worth Kes 2.27 billion traded in 70 deals as compared to the Kes 1.04 billion achieved in 41 deals during the previous trading session.