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

A total of 27,819,900 shares in 1,109 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 879,759,562.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, April 16), today’s data shows 131% improvement in volume, 173% improvement in turnover, but 4% decline in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.06 trillion.

In the aggregate, 39 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 15 ✅gainers and 14 ?losers.

Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] led the gainers with a ✅6.22% share price appreciation closing at KES 2.22 per share, followed by:

✅Nairobi Securities Exchange Plc [NSE] (+5.2%)
✅Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation [KNRE] (+4.98%)
✅HF Group Plc [HFCK] (+3.75%).

On the losing side, Sameer Africa Plc [SMER] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?9.09% closing at KES 2.00 per share, followed by:

?Flame Tree Group Holdings [FTGH] (-8.85%)
?Trans Century Plc [TCL] (-8.33%)
?Eveready East Africa Plc [EVRD] (-7.95%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 13.7 million traded shares, followed by:

➖KCB Group Plc [KCB] (9.48m)
➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (2.47m)
➖Kenya Airways Plc [KQ] (625,900).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained ✅1.29 points to close at 135.93

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained ✅5.04 points to close at 1973.82

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅9.76 points to close at 3145.15

The Derivatives Market of the NSE closed the last week day of trading with no contracts concluded on the exchange.

Trading activities on secondary Bond market at the Nairobi Securities Exchange doubled with bonds worth Kes 1.40 Billion trading in 89 deals, an 88.7% growth as compared to yesterday’s turnover of Kes 1.88 Billion which was achieved in 77 deals.

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