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

A total of 28,104,400 shares in 1,091 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 782,649,197.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Monday, April 6), today’s data shows 25% improvement in volume, 24% improvement in turnover, and 20% improvement in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.01 trillion.

In the aggregate, 44 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 17 ✅gainers and 18 🔻losers.

Umeme Limited [UMME] led the gainers with ✅10.00% share price appreciation closing at KES 6.82 per share, followed by:

✅Eaagads Limited [EGAD] (+10.00%)
✅Sanlam Kenya Plc [SLAM] (+9.33%)
✅Kapchorua Tea Company Plc [KAPC] (+9.23%).

On the losing side, Bamburi Cement Plc [BAMB] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of 🔻9.15% closing at KES 48.15 per share, followed by:

🔻Total Kenya Plc [TOTL] (-8.03%)
🔻East African Breweries Plc [EABL] (-6.09%)
🔻Longhorn Publishers Plc [LKL] (-4.12%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 15.5 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (6.67m)
➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (2.76m)
➖Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] (675,600).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] dropped 🔻-2.80 points to close at 132.72

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index dropped 🔻-33.70 points to close at 1982.50

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index dropped 🔻-63.06 points to close at 3100.16

The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange [NEXT] recorded the first trades of the week with two Safaricom contracts expiring on June 18, 2020 transacted, implying a turnover of Kes. 53,800.

Trading activities on secondary Bond market at the Nairobi Securities Exchange slumped back to sub 0.5 Billion,closing the day with bonds worth Kes 461.4 Million trading in 135 deals, as compared to yesterday’s turnover of Kes 1.91 Billion which was achieved in 92 deals.