Nairobi Securities Exchange recorded a decline in Equity turnover to KSh 856.5 Million when trading ended this Tuesday after the three day weekend from a turnover of KSh on 1.1 Billion posted on Friday last week.
The number of shares traded also fell to 17.8 Million from KSh 27.1 Million when trading at the bourse closed for the long weekend with the number of equity deals also declining to 961 from the previous 1396 deals.
The NSE Market Capitalization rose to KSh 2,743,612 Billion from the previous KSh 2,739,269 Billion.
The NSE All-Share Index was up 0.27 points to close at 176.09 while the NSE 20 Share Index slid 11.48 points to stand at 1981,44. The NSE 25 Share Index also lost 2.17 points to close at 3832.73.
NSE Winners and Losers
Nairobi Business Ventures led the gainers, its share price rising by 8.97% to KSh 6.32. It was followed by Sasini which was up 4.47% to KSh 19.85, Uchumi which gained 4.35% to KSh 0.24, East African Portland Cement whose price rose by 3.80% to KSh 8.20 and Umeme Limited which was up 2.41% to KSh 6.80.
The worst performing counter was Eveready East Africa whose price fell by 7.89% to KSh 1.05 followed by Eaagads which declined by 7.69% to KSh 12.00, Britam Holdings which shed 5.45% to KSh 7.64, Longhorn Publishers which depreciated by 2.92% to KSh 3.99 and TotalEnergies Kenya which declined by 2.38% to KSh 24.65.
The biggest movers were led by Safaricom at 10.92 Million followed by Equity(2.01 Million), KCB( 1.97 Million), EABL( 1.10 Million) and Absa( 458,700).
In the secondary bonds market, the turnover rose to KSh 3.2 Billion from 83 deals compared to a turnover of KSh 1.6 Billion in 71 deals at the previous session.
The derivatives market had 12 contracts worth KSh 446,730 compared to 26 contracts worth KSh 829,120 at the previous session.