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At the end of the first weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange

A total of 17,387,700 shares in 1,048 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 330,845,027.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Friday, July 2), today’s data shows 2% decline in volume, 47% decline in turnover, but 3% improvement in deals.

The current market capitalization of the Nairobi Securities Exchange is KES 2.64 trillion.

In the aggregate, 46 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 24✅ gainers and 13🔻 losers.

Sameer Africa Plc [SMER] led the gainers with 10% share price appreciation closing at✅ KES 3.74 per share, followed by:

✅ CIC Insurance Plc [CIC] (+8.33%)
✅Uchumi Supermarkets Plc [UCHM] (+8%)
✅ Eveready E.A Plc [EVRD] (+5.26%).

On the losing side, E. A Portland Plc [PORT] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of 10% at 🔻KES 7.20 per share, followed by:

🔻Nairobi Securities Exchange Plc [NSE] (-8.48%)
🔻Crown Paints Plc [CRWN] (-8.08%)
🔻Sasini Plc[SASN] (-3.48%).

CIC Insurance Plc [CIC] recorded the highest volume of 5.5 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Safaricom Plc [SCOM] (3.3m)
➖ Absa Bank Kenya Plc [ABSA] (3.15m)
➖ Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] (1.82m)

➡️The benchmarks NSE All-Share Index [NASI] gained✅ 0.48 points to close at 173.97
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index declined🔻 7.03 points to close at 1921.39
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained✅ 16.27 points to close at 3797.47

Bonds & Derivatives on NSE

The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted a rise in activity during Today’s trading session, with 49 single stock futures contracts valued at Kes 1.40 million concluded, compared to the 15 contracts valued at Kes 507,120 concluded on the previous session.

Trading on the secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted a decline in activity during today’s trading session with bonds worth Kes 2.61 billion transacted in 69 deals as compared to the Kes 3.93 billion worth of bonds achieved in 62 deals in the preceding session.