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

A total of 15,687,400 shares in 1,126 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 511,759,007.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, June 17), today’s data shows 8% decline in volume, 23% improvement in turnover, but 2% decline in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.2 trillion.

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

Longhorn Publishers Plc [LKL] led the gainers with ✅4.98% share price appreciation closing at KES 5.06 per share, followed by:

✅Kakuzi Plc [KUKZ] (+3.19%)
✅Trans Century Plc [TCL] (+3.07%)
✅Flame Tree Group Holdings [FTGH] (+2.68%).

On the losing side, Bamburi Cement Plc [BAMB] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?9.38% closing at KES 33.80 per share, followed by:

?Britam Holdings Plc [BRIT] (-8.51%)
?Home Afrika Plc [HAFR] (-6.12%)
?STANLIB Fahari Income REIT [FAHR] (-6.00%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 9.4 million traded shares, followed by:

➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (1.04m)
➖Absa Bank Kenya Plc [ABSA] (820,800)
➖Standard Chartered Bank Kenya Plc [SCBK] (669,100).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained ✅ 0.02 points to close at 144.92

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index dropped ?32.43 points to close at 1971.93

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅4.04 points to close at 3344.27

The Derivatives market of the NSE had 44 contracts valued at Kes 1.33 million concluded in today’s trading session. This is against the 5 contracts valued at Kes 101,750 concluded in the previous trading session. The derivatives contracts expiring on June 18th, 2020 have been exercised today.

The secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded moderate rise in activity with bonds worth Kes 1.46 Billion achieved in 85 deals on the market as compared to the Kes 1.29 Billion achieved in 106 deals recorded during the previous trading session.