Nairobi Securities Exchange(NSE) recorded a 74% decline in turnover on the closing day, Monday 14th, 2021. A total of 11,188,400 shares were traded in 1,029 deals.
Compared with the previous trading day at the bourse on Friday, June 11, this Monday’s figures also show a 63% decline in volume but a 2% improvement in deals.
The current market capitalization of the bourse is KSh 2.63 Trillion.
NSE top price gainer
Crown Paints Kenya was the top gainer with 9.84% share price appreciation closing at KSh 42.40 per share, followed by Uchumi Supermarket, which rose 8% to KSh 0.27, Sanlam Kenya, which was up 7.53% to KSh 10 and Sameer Africa, which gained 7.03% to KSh 3.50 and Kakuzi whose share price appreciated 6.58% to KSh 405.00
Top gainer Crown Paints, which has announced a rights issue, began 2021 with a share price of KSh 38.00 and has since gained 11.58% on that price valuation, ranking it 11th on the NSE in terms of year-to-date performance.
This counter price has accrued 8.16% over the past four-week period alone.
The worst performers were led by Home Afrika, whose share price fell by 6.82% to close at KSh 0.41 per share, followed by East African Cables, which declined by 4.65% to KSh 1.23, Stanlib Fahari Income REIT, which lost by 2.9% to close at KSh 6.02 and Total Kenya, which fell by 2.82% to settle at KSh 24.10. In comparison, Housing Finance declined by 2.39% to KSh 3.67.
Absa Bank Kenya was the day’s top mover with 5.6 million shares traded, followed by Equity Group Holdings (1.41Million), Safaricom (805,800), Uchumi Supermarket (692,400) and EABL( 527,900).
The benchmark NSE All Share Index (NASI) climbed 0.57 (0.33%) points to close at 172.90, representing a 1-week gain of 1.6%, a 4-week gain of 4.31%, and an overall year-to-date gain of 13.67%.
The NSE 20 Share Index was up 0.4%; 0.81% for the past week, and a 2.74% YTD. The NSE 25 Share Index gained 0.08%; it has been up 1.3% for the past week and 9.75% up in YTD performance.