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

A total of 35,803,200 shares in 1,042 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 924,074,395.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, July 15), today’s data shows 3% improvement in volume, 5% improvement in turnover, but 16% decline in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 1.98 trillion.

In the aggregate, 40 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 12 ✅gainers and 20 ?losers.

Kengen Plc [KEGN] led the gainers with ✅4.48% share price appreciation closing at KES 5.60 per share, followed by:

✅Trans Century Plc [TCL] (+2.86%)
✅Longhorn Publishers Plc [LKL] (+2.74%)
✅CIC Insurance Group Plc [CIC] (+2.10%).

On the losing side, Flame Tree Group Holdings [FTGH] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?6.25% closing at KES 1.35 per share, followed by:

?Uchumi Supermarkets Plc [UCHM] (-5.41%)
?Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation [KNRE] (-4.55%)
?Eveready East Africa Plc [EVRD] (-3.85%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 16.6 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Kengen Plc [KGEN] (7.72m)
➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (6.23m)
➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (2.09m).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained ✅ 0.08 points to close at 131.98

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index declined ?7.14 points to close at 1906.43

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index declined ?2.32 points to close at 3107.19

The Derivatives markets of the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a decline in activity with 6 contracts valued at Kes 162,000 against the 9 contract valued at Kes 248,550 concluded in the previous trading session.

The secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted gains in today’s session with bonds worth Kes 4.00 Billion achieved in 109 deals in today’s session as compared to the Kes 2.00 Billion achieved in 133 deals during the previous trading session.