Equity turnover at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) today reached KSh 198.97 Million. 8.68 million shares were traded in 717 deals.
The NSE All-Share Index increased by 0.07 points from 140.07 to 140.14 while the NSE 25 Share Index increased by 10.55 points from 3225.86 to 3236.41. The NSE 20 Share Index went down by 6.05 points from 1836.54 to 1830.49.
The top mover was Safaricom with 3.14 Million shares traded, followed by the NSE (2.10 Million), Equity(829,500), TransCentury Plc(547,500) and NCBA(333,700).
Safaricom share price fell by 0.17% from Friday’s price of KSh 30.10 to close at KSh 30.05. Foreign investors were the dominant traders of Safaricom stock, participating in 88.8% of the 92 deals that realised a turnover KSh 94.40 Million.
The biggest gainer was Flame Tree Group, whose price rose by 6.02% to KSh 1.41. It was followed by TransCentury which was up 5.7% to KSh 1.67, Nairobi Business Ventures which was up 4.41% to KSh 0.71, Coop Bank which was up 3.4% to KSh 11.85 and Sanlam Kenya whose share price was 2.5% up to KSh 12.30.
The losing counters were Housing Finance which fell 7.75% to KSh 3.69, Kenya Reinsurance which lost 6.78% to KSh 2.20, Total Kenya which was down 4.64% to KSh 22.60, Stanbic Holdings which declined 3.88% to KSh 80.50 and Bank of Kigali which slid 3.57% to KSh 13.50.
The derivatives market traded 5 contracts valued at KSh39,000. This was an increase from the 1 contracts valued at KSh36,000 concluded in the previous trading session.
The bonds market posted a moderate rise in turnover, with bonds worth KSh 3.11 billion transacted in 63 deals against KSh 2.96 billion worth of bonds transacted in Friday’s trading session.