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

A total of 35,879,500 shares in 967 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 707,578,174.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, August 20), today’s data shows 69% improvement in volume, 246% improvement in turnover, and 24% improvement in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 1.98 trillion.

In the aggregate, 45 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 19 ✅gainers and 18 ?losers.

✅Nairobi Business Ventures [NBV] led the gainers with 10.00% share price appreciation closing at KES 0.66 per share, followed by:

✅Eaagads Limited [EGAD] (+10%)
✅CIC Insurance Group Plc [CIC] (+5.53%)
✅HF Group Plc [HFCK] (+3.56%).

On the losing side, NCBA Group Plc [NCBA] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?8.18% closing at KES 20.20 per share, followed by:

?Home Afrika Plc [HAFR] (-4.65%)
?Williamson Tea Kenya Plc [WTK] (-3.02%)
?Sasini Plc [SASN] (-2.37%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 11.6 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation [KNRE] (5.37m)
➖Nairobi Securities Exchange Plc [NSE] (4.44m)
➖NCBA Group Plc [NCBA] (3.53m).

The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained ✅0.19 points to close at 131.75

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index declined ?10.76 points to close at 1723.96

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index declined ?432 points to close at 3013.33

The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange had no contracts concluded during today’s trading session.

The secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a rise in activity during today’s session with bonds worth Kes 845.87 million transacted in 108 deals in as compared to the Kes 524.48 million achieved in 85 deals during the the previous trading session