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

A total of 10,296,000 shares in 1,030 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 378,565,951.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Thursday, April 22), today’s data shows 2% decline in volume, 4% improvement in turnover, and 9% improvement in deals.

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

In the aggregate, 46 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 20✅ gainers and 15🔻 losers.

Carbacid Plc [CARB] led the gainers with 8.22% share price appreciation closing at KES 11.85 per share, followed by:

✅WPP ScanGroup Plc [SCAN] (+5.41%)
✅Diamond Trust Bank Kenya Plc [DTK] (+5.08%)
✅Sanlam Kenya Plc [SLAM] (+5.05%).

On the losing side, Longhorn Publishers Plc [LKL] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of🔻 9.15% at KES 4.27 per share, followed by:

🔻Bamburi Cement Plc [BAMB] (-4.13%)
🔻Trans Century Plc [TCL] (-3.82%)
🔻ILAM Fahari IREIT [FAHR] (-3.33%).

Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] recorded the highest volume of 2.9 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Safaricom Plc [SCOM] (2.85m)
➖BOC Gases Kenya Plc [BOC] (814,400)
➖Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc [KPLC] (588,100)

➡️The benchmark NSE All-Share Index [NASI] declined🔻 0.37 points to close at 165.61
➡️The NSE 20 Share Index gained✅6.39 points to close at 1888.25
➡️The NSE 25 Share Index declined🔻 10.50 points to close at 3635.87

Bonds & Derivatives on NSE

The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted an increase in activity during Today’s trading session, with 75 single stock futures contracts valued at Kes 2.90 million concluded, compared to the 33 SSF contracts valued at Kes 1.11 million concluded on the previous session

Trading on the secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a decline in activity during today’s trading session with bonds worth Kes 3.04 billion transacted in 92 deals as compared to the Kes 3.09 billion worth of bonds achieved in 105 deals in the preceding session.