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

A total of 6,256,700 shares in 1,025 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 151,100,926.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, July 2), today’s data shows 45% decline in volume, 47% decline in turnover, and 25% decline in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.1 trillion.

In the aggregate, 43 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 22 ✅gainers and 13 ?losers.

East African Portland Cement Company [PORT] led the gainers with ✅9.92% share price appreciation closing at KES 13.85 per share, followed by:

✅Car and General (Kenya) Plc [CGEN] (+9.89%)
✅Home Afrika Plc [HAFR] (+6.98%)
✅Eveready East Africa Plc [EVRD] (+5.00%).

On the losing side, Total Kenya Plc [TOTL] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?4.67% closing at KES 23.50 per share, followed by:

?WPP ScanGroup Plc [SCAN] (-3.77%)
?Nairobi Securities Exchange Plc [NSE] (-2.05%)
?Bank of Kigali Group Plc [BKG] (-1.67%).

Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] recorded the highest volume of 2.1 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Safaricom Plc [SCOM] (943,900)
➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (864,100)
➖Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] (834,300).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained ✅ 1.80 points to close at 139.57

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained ✅0.33 points to close at 1945.97

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅23.09 points to close at 3219.26

The Derivatives Market had 6 contracts valued at Kes.184,000 transacted in today’s trading session, this was higher, compared to the 2 contracts valued at Kes 64,050 transacted the previous trading session.

The secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a decline in activity with bonds worth Kes 1.14 Billion achieved in 77 deals on the market as compared to the Kes 2.04 Billion achieved in 127 deals during the previous trading session