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

A total of 14,337,400 shares in 888 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 479,492,710.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Tuesday, December 15), today’s data shows 54% decline in volume, 33% decline in turnover, but 8% improvement in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.2 trillion.

In the aggregate, 44 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 20 ✅gainers and 19 ?losers.

Nairobi Business Ventures [NBV] led the gainers with ✅9.28% share price appreciation closing at KES 4.71 per share, followed by:

✅Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] (+8.33%)
✅TPS Eastern Africa Plc [TPSE] (+4.70%)
✅Express Kenya Plc [XPRS] (+3.85%).

On the losing side, Eveready East Africa Plc [EVRD] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?7.25% closing at KES 1.28 per share, followed by:

?Longhorn Publishers Plc [LKL] (-6.39%)
?Sameer Africa Plc [SMER] (-4.40%)
?Carbacid Investments Plc [CARB] (-2.53%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 6.4 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (4.1m)
➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (872,000)
➖ Kengen Plc [KEGN] (858,600).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] declined ?0.73 points to close at 146.23

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index declined ?9.32 points to close at 1795.05

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index declined ?15.17 points to close at 3277.32

The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange had 21 single stocks futures contracts valued at Kes 496,500 transacted. This was a rise in activity as compared to the 20 contracts value dat Kes 304,100 transacted in during the previous trading session.

The secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted a rise in activity during Wednesday’s session with bonds worth Kes 3.57 billion traded in 70 deals during today’s session as compared to the Kes 2.10 Billion achieved in 82 deals during the previous trading session