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

A total of 41,799,700 shares in 1,274 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 937,693,543.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, June 18), today’s data shows 166% improvement in volume, 83% improvement in turnover, and 13% improvement in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.2 trillion.

In the aggregate, 48 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 12 ✅gainers and 21 ?losers.

Express Kenya Plc [XPRS] led the gainers with ✅9.80% share price appreciation closing at KES 5.60 per share, followed by:

✅Eveready East Africa Plc [EVRD] (+8.91%)
✅Britam Holdings Plc [BRIT] (+6.28%)
✅Centum Investment Company Plc [CTUM] (+2.94%).

On the losing side, I&M Holdings Plc [IMH] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?8.10% closing at KES 48.25 per share, followed by:

?Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] (-6.6%)
?Sameer Africa Plc [SMER] (-5.88%)
?Longhorn Publishers Plc [LKL] (-5.73%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 11.8 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Absa Bank Kenya Plc [ABSA] (9.2m)
➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (6.16m)
➖Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] (4.93m).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] dropped ?0.34 points to close at 144.58

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index dropped ?2.48 points to close at 1969.45

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index dropped ?12.00 points to close at 3332.27

The Derivatives market of the NSE had 1 Safaricom Single stock future’s contract expiring in 17th September traded valued at Kes 28,500. This was against the 44 contracts valued at Kes 1.33 million concluded in previous trading session.

The secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded moderate rise in activity with bonds worth Kes 2.27 Billion achieved in 100 deals on the market as compared to the Kes 1.46 Billion achieved in 85 deals recorded during the previous trading session.