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

A total of 12,842,900 shares in 906 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 420,724,365.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, March 4), today’s data shows 52% decline in volume, 45% decline in turnover, but 3% improvement in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.38 trillion.

In the aggregate, 48 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 18 gainers and 19 losers.

Sameer Africa Plc [SMER] led the gainers with ✅10.00% share price appreciation closing at KES 2.75 per share, followed by:

✅Home Afrika Plc [HAFR] (+7.32%)
✅NCBA Group Plc [NCBA] (+6.57%)
✅Britam Holdings Plc [BRIT] (+4.28%).

On the losing side, TPS Eastern Africa Plc [TPSE] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?8.82% closing at KES 15.50 per share, followed by:

?Trans Century Plc [TCL] (-8.70%)
?Flame Tree Group Holdings [FTGH] (-8.33%)
?Sanlam Kenya Plc [SLAM] (-7.33%).

KCB Group Plc [KCB] recorded the highest volume of 5.3 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Co-operative Bank of Kenya [COOP] (2.09m)
➖Absa Bank Kenya Plc [NCBA] (2.08m)
➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (830,600).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained ✅194 points to close at 156.60

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained ✅16.58 points to close at 2419.29

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅53.54 points to close at 3890.47

The Derivatives Market had 9 contracts valued at Kes. 441,500 traded in today’s session. A notable rise from yesterday’s trades of 3 KCB contracts valued at Kes 149,250.

The secondary Bond market at the NSE recorded a marginal decline in activity with bonds worth Kes 4.34 Billion traded in 100 deals on the Fixed income segment as compared to yesterday’s 106 deals valued at Kes 4.47 Billion.

Source: NSE

Reporting by The Trading Room.

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