The Nairobi Securities Exchange(NSE) posted an equity turnover of KSh 347.1 Million, a 14.3% decline from a turnover of KSh 405.1 Million on Thursday. The volume of shares also declined to 8.9 Million when trading closed on Friday this week compared to 14.7 Million yesterday.
The benchmark NSE All Share Index was up 2.61 points to close at 178.50, while the NSE 20 Share Index declined by 0.49 points to close at 1974.46. The NSE 25 Share Index rose 45.20 to close at 3917.17 points.
The Secondary Bonds market had a decline in activity with a turnover of KSh 5.3 Billion from 134 deals compared to a turnover of KSh 6.8 Billion from 165 deals this Thursday.
However, the number of equity deals was up to 1052 from 962 when trading ended at the bourse yesterday.
There was heightened activity in the derivatives market, which recorded 29 contracts worth KSh 1.1 Million from 18 contracts worth KSh 810,430.00 transacted this Thursday.
The day’s top price gainer was Liberty Kenya rose 9.95% to KSh 9.06, followed by Express Kenya, which was up 8.70% to close at KSh 4.50, East African Portland Cement which gained 6.89% to KSh 9.00, Uchumi which rose by 3.855 to KSh 0.27 and Crown Paints Kenya whose share price was up 3.80% to KSh 25.95.
The worst-performing stocks were led by Limuru Tea, which was down 6.25% to close at KSh 300, followed by Nation Media Group, which shed 5.17% to close at KSh 24.75, TPS Eastern Africa( Serena), which declined by 5.15% to KSh 13.80, Kenya Re-Insurance which fell by 3.73% to KSh 2.58 and Kapchorua Tea Kenya which declined by 2.79% to KSh 87.00.
Safaricom led the biggest movers with a volume of 3.27 Million, followed by Equity( 1.03 Million), KCB( 1.01 Million), Kenya Re-Insurance( 656,600) and ABSA( 635,400).