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

A total of 10,457,000 shares in 947 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 362,499,710.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Wednesday, April 21), today’s data shows 69% decline in volume, 66% decline in turnover, and 25% decline in deals.

The current Nairobi Securities Exchange market capitalization is KES 2.5 trillion.

In the aggregate, 43 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 14✅ gainers and 20🔻 losers.

WPP ScanGroup Plc [SCAN] led the gainers with✅ 9.63% share price appreciation closing at KES 5.92 per share, followed by:

✅ TransCentury Plc [TCL] (+7.38%)
✅ Liberty Holdings Plc [LBTY] (+5.26%)
✅ Diamond Trust Bank Kenya Plc [DTK](+1.59%).

On the losing side, Carbacid Plc [CARB] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of 🔻7.2% at KES 10.95 per share, followed by:

🔻Crown Paints Plc [CRWN] (-5.93%)
🔻Kapchorua Plc [KAPC](-4.41%)
🔻Uchumi Supermarkets Plc [UCHM](-4%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 2.2 million traded shares, followed by:

➖ Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (1.84m)
➖ NCBA Group Plc [NCBA] (1.84m)
➖ Centum Investment Plc [CTUM] (687,800)

➡️The benchmark NSE All-Share Index [NASI] declined🔻 0.20 points to close at 165.98
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained✅3.58 points to close at 1881.87
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index declined🔻 18.27 points to close at 3625.37

Bonds & Derivatives on NSE

The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a decline in activity during Today’s trading session, with 33 single stock futures contracts valued at Kes 1.11 million concluded, compared to the 40 SSF contracts valued at Kes 1.50 million concluded on the previous session

Trading on the secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a slump in activity during today’s trading session with bonds worth Kes 3.28 billion transacted in 120 deals as compared to the Kes 3.70 billion worth of bonds achieved in 102 deals in the preceding session.