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At the end of the last weekday of trading on the Nairobi Securities Exchange.

A total of 13,482,500 shares in 894 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 335,132,709.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, March 11), today’s data shows 18% decline in volume, 51% decline in turnover, but 16% improvement in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.44 trillion.

In the aggregate, 44 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 20 gainers and 16 losers.

Nation Media Group Plc [NMG] led the gainers with 8.01% share price appreciation closing at KES 19.55 per share, followed by:

✅Trans Century Plc [TCL] (+7.14%)
✅CIC Insurance Group Plc [CIC] (+6.02%)
✅Total Kenya Plc [TOTL] (+4.17%).

On the losing side, East African Portland Cement Company [PORT] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of 🔻6.76% closing at KES 8.00 per share, followed by:

🔻Liberty Kenya Holdings Plc [LBTY] (-6.15%)
🔻Eveready East Africa Plc [EVRD] (-4.55%)
🔻Flame Tree Group Holdings [FTGH] (-3.76%).

CIC Insurance Group Plc [CIC] recorded the highest volume of 3.2 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Safaricom Plc [SCOM] (3.09m)
➖Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation [KNRE] (2.11m)
➖I&M Holdings Plc [IMH] (1.04m).

➡️The benchmark NSE All Share Index [NASI] declined 🔻0.77 points to close at 162.08

➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained ✅9.69 points to close at 1923.04

➡️The NSE 25 Share Index gained ✅3.36 points to close at 3617.79

Bonds & Derivatives on NSE

The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a marginal rise in activity during today’s trading session, with 2 single stock future contract valued at Kes 79,000 concluded, compared to the 1 SSF contract valued at Kes 37,650 million concluded on the previous session

Trading on the secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded an increase in activity during Thursday’s trading session with bonds worth Kes 2.36 billion transacted in 65 deals as compared to the Kes 2.97 billion worth of bonds achieved in 74 deals in the preceding session.