Nairobi Securities Exchange(NSE) recorded an 86.3% increase in weekly turnover to KSh 3.4 Billion from KSh 1.8 Billion the previous week.
According to data from AIBXYZ Africa Weekly Notes, the volume of shares traded during the week was 101.5 Million compared to 63.2 Million the previous week with participation from foreign investors remaining constant at 71.4%.
Safaricom was the biggest mover with 48.1 Million changing hands at KSh 40.20 comprising 56% of the weekly market activity. Safaricom was followed by Equity Group which moved 14.9 Million shares at KSh 52.50 comprising 22.9% market share; Kenya Power which sold 8.3 Million shares at KSh 1.84 and ABSA Group which moved 7.1 Million shares at KSh 10.20 and a market shares during the week at 2.1%.
The top price gainers were led by HF Group which was up 8.6% to KSh 4.15 on a volume of 4,881,200; Stanbic Holdings which gained 8% during the week to KSh 94.00 on a volume of 12,500; Kakuzi which was up 7.8% to KSh 415.00 on a volume of 300 and Bank of Kigali which gained 7.5% to KSh 28.5o on a volume of 135,700.
The worst performers were led by Express Kenya which was down 17% to close the week at KSh 3.50, Centum Investments which declined by 14.2% to KSh 15.15, Eveready which declined by 11.5% to KSh 0.85 and TransCentury which fell by 10% to end the week at KSh 1.17.
Foreign investors were active in Safaricom, EABL, Nairobi Business Ventures, Equity Group and Kenya Power.
The benchmark NASI was up 0.3% to 171.5 while the NSE 20 Share Index was down 1.5% to 1920.0. The NSE 25 Share Index was up 0.7% to 3782.9