Nairobi Securities Exchange(NSE) recorded a slight 0.8% increase in equity turnover to KSh 334.2 Million compared to a turnover of KSh 331.6 Million when trading ended at the bourse this Wednesday.
A total of 9,880,000 shares in 761 deals, today’s data shows 11.4% improvement in volume but 11% decline in deals.
The Nairobi Securities All Share Index was up 2% to 170.12 while the NSE 20 Share Index was up 0.9% to 1,890.21 and the NSE 25 rose 1.2% to 3,741.95
According to data from AIB-AIYX Research Africa Limited, the NSE prime movers were led by Safaricom with a volume of 7,033,100 at the price of KSh 39.96, comprising 84% of overall market activity.
Safaricom was followed by KPLC which moved 1,303,800 shares at the price of KSh 1.75; Absa Kenya Plc with a volume of 301,900 shares at KSh 11.30 per share and Co-op Bank of Kenya which moved 278,900 shares at the price of KSh 12.50 per share.
The Derivatives market had 7 contracts worth KSh 280,350 compared to no activity on Wednesday.
The top price gainer was Sameer Africa, which rose 9.4% to KSh 2.78 followed by Eaagads which increased by 7.4% to KSh 13.80; Bamburi Cement which gained 6.4% to KSh 36.45 and Home Afrika which gained 5.4% to KSh 0.39 on a volume of 107,600 shares.
The worst performers were led by Nairobi Business Ventures which declined by 7.4% to KSh 5.76 followed by Eveready East Africa which fell 5% to KSh 0.96; East African Cables which was down 3.2% to KSh 1.22 on a volume of 27,100 and Liberty Kenya Holdings which was down 2.8% to KSh 7.04.
Foreign investors were active as net sellers in Safaricom, EABL and BAT Kenya and were net buyers in Bamburi Cement, BK Group Plc and CIC Insurance Group.
The Secondary Bonds Market had a turnover of KSh 4,441,000,000 from 95 deals compared to a turnover of KSh 4,185,300,000 from 96 deals previously.