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

A total of 17,470,400 shares in 751 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 610,461,708.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, October 22), today’s data shows 66% improvement in volume, 118% improvement in turnover, and 10% improvement in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.12 trillion.

In the aggregate, 47 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 19✅ gainers and 20? losers.

Standard Group Plc [SGL] led the gainers with✅ 9.8% share price appreciation closing at KES 21.85 per share, followed by:

✅ Flame Tree Group Holdings Plc [FTGH] (+6.43%)
✅ East African Cables Plc [CABL] (+6%)
✅ Carbacid Plc [CARB] (+5.94%).

On the losing side, Bank of Kigali Group Plc [BKG] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of? 6.79% closing at KES 13.05 per share, followed by:

? Sanlam Kenya Plc [SLAM] (-3.60%)
?Stanbic Holdings Plc [SBIC] (-3.27%)
? Nairobi Securities Exchange Plc [NSE] (-3.1%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 13.4 million traded shares, followed by:

➖ KCB Group Plc [KCB] (2.37m)
➖East African Breweries Plc [EABL] (616,500)
➖ WPP ScanGroup Plc [SCAN] (263,700).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained✅ 0.49 to close at 141.21
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index declined? 5.97 points to close at 1799.29
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index declined ? 0.29 points to close at 3216.66

There were 6 contracts valued at kes 205,050 concluded during today’s trading session on the derivatives market of the NSE.

The bonds market posted a decline in turnover in today’s trading session, with bonds worth Kes 3.04 billion transacted in 81 deals against the 3.72 billion worth of bonds transacted in Thursday’s trading session.