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

A total of 12,859,300 shares in 712 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 311,197,031.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, December 17), today’s data shows 13% decline in volume, 17% decline in turnover, and 23% decline in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.23 trillion.

In the aggregate, 46 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 16 gainers and 21 losers.

Car and General Kenya Plc [CGEN] led the gainers with ✅8.70% share price appreciation closing at KES 25.00 per share, followed by:

✅Umeme Limited [UMME] (+6.67%)
✅Express Kenya Plc [XPRS] (+4.81%)
✅East African Cables Plc [CABL] (+3.85%).

On the losing side, Olympia Capital Holdings [OCH] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?8.18% closing at KES 2.02 per share, followed by:

?Trans Century Plc [TCL] (-7.52%)
?Eveready East Africa Plc [EVRD] (-6.25%)
?East African Portland Cement Company [PORT] (-5.53%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 4.5 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] (2.54m)
➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (2.34m)
➖Centum Investment Company Plc [CTUM] (1.36m).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained ✅1.72 points to close at 148.04

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained ✅0.47 points to close at 1796.88

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅27.06 points to close at 3298.82

The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange had 15 single stocks futures contracts valued at Kes 167,850 transacted. This was a decline in activity as compared to the 91 contracts value dat Kes 2.19 million transacted in during the previous trading session.

The secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted an exponential rise in activity during today’s trading session with bonds worth Kes 5.00 billion traded in 78 deals during today’s session as compared to the Kes 2.30 Billion achieved in 102 deals during the previous trading session.