Nairobi Securities Exchange(NSE) posted a 15% decline in equity turnover of KSh 328 Million from KSh 385 Million. The volume of shares declined to KSh 11 Million from KSh 14 Million on Tuesday.
Kenya Power was the top price gainer its share price rising 9.68% to KSh 1.55 to KSh 1.70 followed by Umeme which gained 4.76% from KSh 6.30 to KSh 6.60, Uchumi which appreciated 4% from KSh 0.25 to KSh 0.26, ScanGroup which was up 3.24% from KSh 5.56 to KSh 5.74 and TPS(E.A) Serena which rose 3.00% from KSh 15.00 to KSh 15.45.
The losers were led by E. A Portland whose share price was down 5.11% from KSh 9.00 to KSh 8.54 followed by Bamburi which was down 3.02% from KSh 39.80 to KSh 38.60, BK Group which declined 2.78% from KSh 36.00 to KSh 35.00, Stanbic which shed 1.92% from KSh 91.00 to KSh 89.25 and Jubilee which fell 1.87% from KSh 360.25 to KSh 353.50.
Safaricom was the top mover with 5Million shares valued at KSh211Million changing hands at between KSh41.80 and KSh42.15; this represented 64.07% of the day’s traded value.
Safaricom was followed by ScanGroup (2.03Million), KCB Group (1.09Million) and Kenya Power (767,500).
The Banking Sector had shares worth KSh 68.6 Million which accounted for 20.87% of the day’s traded value with KCB Group moving 1 million shares valued at KSh 50.5 Million between KSh 46.20 and KSh 46.50. Equity Holdings was up 1.12% to KSh 49.60 and moved 123,000 shares worth KSh 6 Million.
ABSA Bank moved 581,000 shares worth KSh 5.9 Million and closed at KSh 10.30.
EABL moved 153,000 shares worth KSh 26.9 Million at a price of KSh 175.00 while WPP Scangroup closed 3.24% higher at KSh 5.74 on a volume of 2Million shares valued at KSh11.6Million.
Jubilee Holdings declined by 1.87% to KSh 353.50 down from KSh 360.25 previously, on shares worth KSh 1.6 Million.
The NSE All-Share Index (NASI) moved up 1.09 (0.61%) points to close at 178.74, representing a 1-week loss of 1.81%, a 4-week loss of 1.01%, but an overall year-to-date gain of 17.51%.
The NSE 20 Share Index was up 0.66%; while the NSE 25 Share Index gained 0.42%.
The Secondary Bonds market had shares worth KSh 2 Billion transacted.