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

A total of 21,698,000 shares in 907 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 622,397,644.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Tuesday, April 14), today’s data shows 19% improvement in volume and 10% improvement in turnover.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.05 trillion.

In the aggregate, 45 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 17 ✅gainers and 20 ?losers.

Eveready East Africa Plc [EVRD] led the gainers with ✅8.54% share price appreciation closing at KES 0.89 per share, followed by:

✅Standard Chartered Bank Kenya [SCBK] (+8.21%)
✅Diamond Trust Bank Kenya [DTK] (+7.17%)
✅Co-operative Bank of Kenya [COOP] (+6.4%).

On the losing side, Flame Tree Group Holdings [FTGH] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?9.65% closing at KES 1.03 per share, followed by:

?Liberty Kenya Holdings Plc [LBTY](-9.52%)
?Olympia Capital Holdings [OCH] (-8.00%)
?Sanlam Kenya Plc [SLAM] (-7.33%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 9.8 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (4.61m)
➖Absa Bank Kenya Plc [ABSA] (2.34m)
➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (1.92m).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained ✅1.65 points to close at 135.24

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained ✅14.14 points to close at 1984.40

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅30.72 points to close at 3153.23

The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NEXT) closed today’s session with 6 single stock futures concluded in today’s trading session,implying a turnover of Kes 104,000. These were the first trades on the derivatives market this week.

Trading activities on secondary Bond market at the Nairobi Securities Exchange opened the week with a slump with bonds worth Kes 996.18 Million transacted in 25  deals, as compared to yesterday’s turnover of Kes 1.88 Billion which was achieved in 25 deals.