Nairobi Securities Exchange(NSE)recorded a decline in daily equity turnover when trading opened on the first day of the trading week, to KSh 106 Million compared to a turnover of KSh 205 Million when trading ended at the bourse on Friday last week.
The volume of shares stood at 5.3 Million shares against 6 Million shares traded on Friday last week.
The NSE 20 Share Index gained 2.79 points to 1919.21 while the All Share Index(NASI) rose 0.07 points to 167.04. The NSE 25 Share Index lost 2.48 points to end the day at 3753.41
The top price gainer was Home Afrika, whose share price rose 5.41% to KSh 0.39 over its previous closing price of KSh 0.37. HAFR began the year with a share price of KSh 0.40 but has since lost 2.5% off that price valuation, ranking it 34th on the NSE in terms of year-to-date performance.
HAFR was followed by NSE which gained 5.01% to KSh 8.38; TPS Serena which was up 4.92% to KSh 12.80; BAT which gained 3.72% to end the day at KSh 509.00 and HF Group whose shares were up 2.85% to KSh 3.61
The worst performing counters were led by Uchumi which declined by 9.09% to KSh 0.20 followed by Sasini which was down 5.61% to KSh 20.20; TransCentury which fell by 4.31% to KSh 1.11; East African Cables which fell by 4.17% to KSh 1.15 and Nation Media which declined by 3.86% to KSh 18.70
The Banking Sector had shares worth KSh 16.8 Million which accounted for 15.88% of the day’s traded value. KCB sold 214,000 shares valued at KSh 9.8 Million at between KSh 45.95 and KSh 46.45. NCBA sold 62,000 shares valued at KSh 1.5 Million and closed at KSh 25.05
Other active counters were Jubilee which moved 21,000 shares worth KSh 6 Million at a price of KSh 291.25; Britam which sold 264,000 shares valued at KSh 1.8 Million and closed at KSh 7.04
BAT share prices rose by 3.72% to KSh 509.00 and moved 8,000 shares valued at KSh 4.3 Million while Carbacid sold 329,000 shares valued at KSh 3.6 Million and closed the day at KSh 11.00
Safaricom was the day’s prime mover and sold 1.5 Million shares valued at KSh 59 Million at between KSh 37.90 and KSh 38.00, representing 55.87% of the day’s traded value.
Other top movers were KenGen which sold 958,800 shares, KPLC(672,800), Carbacid Investments(329,100) and Britam( 264,200).
The secondary bonds market had bonds worth KSh 207 Million transacted from 27 deals compared to a turnover of KSh 474.2 Million in 42 deals at the previous trading session.
The Derivatives Market had 12 contracts valued at KSh 462,530 compared to 23 contracts worth KSh 1,062,950 at the previous trading session.