Nairobi Securities Exchange(NSE) recorded a decline in equity turnover to KSh 236 million from the previous day’s KSh 394 million.
The number of shares traded when the bourse closed Thursday also declined to 10 million from the previous day’s 12.5 million. The NSE Derivatives Market had six contracts valued at KSh 195,000 transacted in Thursday’s trading session.
The Safaricom Single Stock Futures contract expiring on 16th June 2022 traded six contracts valued at KSh 195,000 at KSh 32.58. This is against a closing price of KSh 31.85 posted by Safaricom in the spot market.
NSE Top Gainers and Losers
The top gainers were led by Eaagads which was up 9.17% to KSh 13.10, followed by Express Kenya which rose 5.465 to KSh 3.67; Carbacid, which gained 5.26% to KSh 12.00; BOC Kenya, which rose 4.67% to KSh 78.50 and Sasini, whose share price increased by 3.95% to KSh 21.05.
The worst performers were led by Flame Tree, which lost 8.59% to close at KSh 1.17, followed by TPS Serena, which declined by 8.40% to KSh 12.00; HF Group, which fell 6.37% to KSh 2.94; Home Afrika which fell 5.56% to KSh 0.34 and ScanGroup which fell 5.01% to KSh 3.41.
All indices were down. The NSE 20 share Index was down 20.57 points to stand at 1733.89. All Share Index NASI shed 1.58 points to settle at 143.60. The NSE 25 Share Index lost 28.17 points to stand at 3241.75.
The Banking Sector had shares worth KSh66million transacted, which accounted for 28.14% of the day’s traded value. Stanbic Holdings moved 170,000 shares valued at KSh 17.7million and closed at KSh104.00. Equity Group Holdings was down 0.78% to KSh 44.60 and moved 369,000 shares valued at KSh16million. KCB Group remained steady at KSh 35.85 with shares worth KSh13.9Million transacted.
The Commercial & Services sector had shares valued at KSh3.1million traded, representing 1.34% of the day’s traded value. TP Serena closed 8.40% lower to KSh12.00 on a volume of 196,000 shares valued at KSh2.3Million.
The Construction & Allied sector had shares valued at KSh1.57million, traded representing 0.67% of the day’s traded value. Bamburi Cement moved 41,000 shares valued at KSh1.5million and closed at KSh36.95.
The Energy & Petroleum sector at the NSE had shares valued at Kes.4.89million traded, representing 2.07% of the day’s traded value. Kenya Power & Lighting sold 2.6million shares valued at KSh3.6million at between KSh1.40 and KSh1.50.
Safaricom was between KSh 33.20 and KSh31.00 before easing back to close the day at KSh31.85. This followed the announcement of full-year results ending March 2022 in Thursday’s trading session, where its trading status changed to cum dividend.
The Secondary Bonds market had bonds worth KSh2.3billion transacted.