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

A total of 16,501,300 shares in 942 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 525,104,440.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, July 24), today’s data shows 72% improvement in volume, 137% improvement in turnover, and 3% improvement in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.06 trillion.

In the aggregate, 43 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 15 ✅gainers and 21 ?losers.

Nairobi Business Ventures [NBV] led the gainers with ✅9.09% share price appreciation closing at KES 0.60 per share, followed by:

✅NewGold Exchange Traded Fund [GLD] (+6.45%)
✅East African Cables [CABL] (+4.76%)
✅Safaricom Plc [SCOM] (+4.45%).

On the losing side, Sameer Africa Plc [SCOM] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?9.82% closing at KES 3.49 per share, followed by:

?Home Afrika Plc [HAFR] (-6.38%)
?I&M Holdings Plc [IMH] (-5.51%)
?Trans Century Plc [TCL] (-5.42%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 6.1 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (3.61m)
➖Co-operative Bank of Kenya [COOP] (2.63m)
➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (914,200).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] ✅ gained 2.78 points to close at 137.37

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index dropped ?12.51 points to close at 1874.33

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅20.68 points to close at 3142.23

The Derivatives markets of the Nairobi Securities Exchange closed Monday’s session with no contracts concluded. This is from the 6 contracts valued at Kes 165,980 traded in Friday’s trading session.

The secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a slump in activity during today’s session with bonds worth Kes 1.42 Billion achieved in 74 deals in today’s session as compared to the Kes 3.23 Billion achieved in 56 deals during the previous trading session.