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

A total of 18,346,600 shares in 940 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 492,703,671.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Tuesday, February 18), today’s data shows 63% improvement in volume, 38% improvement in turnover, and 15% improvement in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.42 trillion.

In the aggregate, 41 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 10 ✅gainers and 25 ?losers.

Unga Group Plc [UNGA] led the gainers with ✅9.35% share price appreciation closing at KES 33.90 per share, followed by:

✅Liberty Kenya Holdings Plc [LBTY] (+8.48%)
✅Diamond Trust Bank Kenya Plc [DTK] (+4.63%)
✅British American Tobacco (Kenya) Plc [BAT] (+4.06%).

On the losing side, Flame Tree Group Holdings [FTGH] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?9.71% closing at KES 1.58 per share, followed by:

?Nation Media Group Plc [NMG] (-8.57%)
?Kenya Airways Plc [KQ] (-5.71%)
?Williamson Tea Kenya Plc [WTK] (-4.84%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 13.9 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation [KNRE] (1.23m)
➖Co-operative Bank of Kenya [COOP] (867,100)
➖ KCB Group Plc [KCB] (623,000).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] dropped ?1.52 points to close at 159.35

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index dropped ?16.88 points to close at 2523.35

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index dropped ?26.63 points to close at 3952.14

The Derivatives Market Three Safaricom contracts worth Kes.91,000 expiring in 19th March 2020 were concluded at a price of Kes.30.50 in today’s trading session. This is against an end of day price of Kes.29.95 posted in the spot market

The secondary Bond market at the NSE had bonds worth Kes 1.8 Billion traded, a decline in deals and in value on the Fixed income segment as compared to yesterday’s 64 deals valued at Kes 2.25 Billion.

Source: NSE

Data Compiled by Trading Room.

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