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

A total of 7,969,300 shares in 924 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 247,598,873.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Tuesday, July 28), today’s data shows 38% decline in volume, 24% decline in turnover, and 6% decline in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.02 trillion.

In the aggregate, 46 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 17 ✅gainers and 21 🔻losers.

I&M Holdings Plc [IMH] led the gainers with ✅10.00% share price appreciation closing at KES 48.95 per share, followed by:

✅Bank of Kigali Group Plc [BKG] (+4.35%)
✅Total Kenya Plc [TOTL] (+2.84%)
✅HF Group Plc [HFCK] (+2.67%).

On the losing side, WPP ScanGroup Plc [SCAN] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of 🔻43.77% closing at KES 11.05 per share, followed by:

🔻Longhorn Publishers Plc [LKL] (-8.16%)
🔻Trans Century Plc [TCL] (-7.65%)
🔻Umeme Limited [UMME] (-7.52%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 2.2 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (1.58m)
➖Kegen Plc [KEGN] (869,100)
➖East African Breweries Plc [EABL] (613,800).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] declined 🔻0.32 points to close at 134.48

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index declined 🔻68.05 points to close at 1811.29

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index declined 🔻10.59 points to close at 3101.28

The derivatives market of the NSE had 4 contracts valued at Kes 114,000 concluded in today’s trading session. These were the first trades to be concluded on the derivatives market this week.

The secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a marginal decline in activity during today’s session with bonds worth Kes 5.29 Billion achieved in 112 deals in today’s session as compared to the Kes 6.2 Billion achieved in 113 deals during the previous trading session.