Nairobi Securities Exchange(NSE) recorded an increase in equity turnover to KSh 1,609,116,754.00 when trading ended at the bourse this Thursday compared to KSh 780,814,888.00 at the end of the previous session, an increase of 104.6%.
The volume of shares traded also increased to 25.1 Million from the previous day’s 23.6 Million shares, an increase of 6%. However, the number of equity deals declined to 1,268 from yesterday’s 1,313.
NSE Top Gainers and Losers
The top gainer was Home Africa whose share price edged 8.33% to KSh 0.39. It was followed by Stanlib Fahari Income- REIT which gained 6.73% to KSh 6.98, EABL which rose 3.03% to KSh 170, Sameer Africa which was up 2.28% to KSh 3.14 and BAT which gained 1.74% to close at KSh 437.50 per share.
The worst performing counter was Nairobi Business Ventures which fell 8.88% to KSh 5.54 per share. It was followed by Sasini which declined by 5.81% to KSh 20.25, Eveready which depreciated by 4.76% to KSh 1.00, WPP Scangroup which fell 3.58% to KSh 4.58 and Housing Finance, whose share price declined by 3.27% to KSh 3.85.
Safaricom was the day’s prime mover with a volume of 9.64 Million shares changing hands. It was followed by Equity( 5.3 Million), KCB( 4.01 Million0, EABL( 4Million) and Centum( 532,300).
The Secondary Bonds Market had a turnover of KSh 3.5 Million from 158 deals compared to KSh 3.7 Million from 69 deals at the end of the previous trading session.
The Derivatives Market had 10 contracts worth KSh 303,660.00 concluded compared to 9 contracts worth KSh 325,425.00 at the previous session.