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

A total of 18,152,800 shares in 1,031 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 588,964,060.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, May 20), today’s data shows 87% improvement in volume, 122% improvement in turnover, and 25% improvement in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.1 trillion.

In the aggregate, 44 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 13 ✅gainers and 23 ?losers.

Kenya Airways Plc [KQ] led the gainers with ✅9.96% share price appreciation closing at KES 2.87 per share, followed by:

✅Nairobi Securities Exchange Plc [NSE] (+4.42%)
✅Trans Century Plc [TCL] (+4.32%)
✅Nairobi Business Ventures [NBV] (+3.77%).

On the losing side, TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Plc [TPSE] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?9.47% closing at KES 12.90 per share, followed by:

?BOC Kenya Plc [BOC] (-9.38%)
?STANLIB Fahari Income REIT [FAHR] (-9.06%)
?Total Kenya Plc [TOTL] (-7.8%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 4.4 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (3.73m)
➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (3m)
➖Bank of Kigali Group Plc [BKG] (2.3m).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] declined ?1.28 points to close at 138.66

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index decline ? 5.14 points to close at 2004.01

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index declined ? 34.20 points to close at 3248.43

The derivatives market of the NSE was up with 14 contracts concluded worth Kes. 394,200. This were the first trades of the week.

Secondary trading on the bond market at the Nairobi Securities Exchange had a decline in activity with bonds worth Kes 1.94 Billion trading in 81 deals, as compared to yesterday’s turnover of Kes 1.91 Billion which was achieved in 77 deal