Nairobi Securities Exchange(NSE) recorded an increase in Equity turnover to KSh 488.9 Million from KSh 430.4 Million when trading ended on the last day of trading last week, an increase of 13.6%.
On the first day of this week’s trading session, the volume of shares dealt also rose to 12.9 Million compared to 11.9 Million at the close of Friday last week. However, the number of deals declined to 997 from the previous session’s 1120.
Day’s Top Gainers and Losers
Eveready for the day’s top gainer, its share price up 8.89% to KSh 0.98. It was followed by WPP ScanGroup which was up 6.32% to KSh 4.88, East African Portland Cement which gained 4.99% to KSh 8.00, Sameer Africa which was up 4.30% to KSh 3.15 and Carbacid Investments which was up 1.79% to close the day at KSh 11.40.
The Nairobi Securities Exchange was the worst performer, its price falling by 8.46% to KSh 8.22. It was followed by Trans Century which declined by 7.97% to KSh 1.27, Nation Media Group which shed 7.13% to close at KSh 20.20, East African Cables which declined by 6.94% to KSh 1.34 and Sasini-which declined by 5.71% to close at KSh 19.80.
The biggest movers were led by Safaricom(9.91 Million) shares, followed by Equity(732,400), KPLC(559,600), KCB( 278,400) and Home Afrika( 238,200).
All the indices were down with the NSE All-Share Index down 1.95 points to 176.59, NSE 20 which was down 15.56 points to 1945.20 and NSE 25 Share Index which lost 34.82 points to close at 3830.60.
The Secondary Bonds Market had a turnover of KSh 3.1 Billion from 90 deals compared to KSh 2.3 Billion from 83 deals at the previous session.
The derivatives market had 13 contracts worth KSh 462,895 concluded compared to 6 contracts worth KSh 279,750 at the previous session.