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

A total of 17,803,700 shares in 992 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 728,187,586.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, May 5), today’s data shows 136% improvement in volume, 192% improvement in turnover, and 4% improvement in deals.

The current Nairobi Securities Exchange market capitalization is KES 2.57 trillion.

In the aggregate, 46 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 17✅ gainers and 20🔻 losers.

KCB Group Plc [KCB] led the gainers with 2.72% share price appreciation closing at✅ KES 41.50 per share, followed by:

✅ Home Afrika Plc [HAFR] (+2.5%)
✅ CIC Insurance Plc [CIC] (+2.34%)
✅BOC Gases Kenya Plc [BOC] (+2.22%).

On the losing side, Standard Group Plc [SGL] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of🔻 9.06% at KES 15.55 per share, followed by:

🔻 Eveready E. A Plc [EVRD] (-7.34%)
🔻 Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation [KNRE] (-3.23%)
🔻 Express Kenya Plc [XPRS] (-2.89%)

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 10.5 million traded shares, followed by:

➖ KCB Group Plc [KCB] (2.18m)
➖ Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (2.17m)
➖ Co-operative Bank of Kenya [COOP] (536,900)

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] gained✅ 0.82points to close at 170.51
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index declined🔻0.26 points to close at 1861.81
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained✅ 25.18 points to close at 3710.28

Bonds & Derivatives on NSE

The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted a decline in activity during today’s trading session, with 30 single stock futures contracts valued at Kes 1.22 million concluded, compared to the 32 SSF contracts valued at Kes 1.58  million concluded during 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 3.26 billion transacted in 86 deals as compared to the Kes 2.97 billion worth of bonds achieved in 61 deals in the preceding session.