Turnover at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) saw a 124% rise to Ksh 511.06 Million. This is in comparison to Wednesday’s turnover of Ksh 228.6 Million. A total of 13.12 million shares were traded in 625 deals.
KCB Group was the top mover of the day in volume of shares and turnover. The lender realized a turnover of Ksh 177.32 million in 48 deals. A total of 4.79 million shares were exchanged trading between Ksh 36.90 and Ksh 37.20 per share. KCB Group’s current market capitalization is Ksh 118.89 Billion.
Safaricom realized a turnover of Ksh 104.99 million trading between Ksh 33.85 and Ksh 34.10. Safaricom’s current market capitalization is Ksh 1.36 Trillion.
Other Top movers of the day according to turnover were Equity (Ksh 104.66 million), EABL (Ksh 48.95 million) and BAT (Ksh 47.28 million). EABL and BAT saw a 50.9% and 94.8% foreign investor participation respectively.
Top gainer of the day was Sanlam Kenya with a 7.47% share price appreciation to close at Ksh 12.95 per share. Other gainers of the day include Absa (4.11%), KenGen (3.3%), Trans-Century (2.99%) and Centum (2.90%). Centum Investment was trading between Ksh 15.70 and Ksh 16.25
Top loser of the day was Sameer Africa with a 4.55% share price depreciation to close at Ksh 2.94 per share. Other losers of the day include Stanbic (4.53%), Nairobi Business Ventures (3.6%), HF Group (2.47%) and CIC Insurance (1.40%) CIC closed the day at Ksh 2.11 per share
The NSE indices all closed the day higher than Wednesday’s close. The NSE All share gained 0.36 points to close at 150.18. The NSE 20 share index gained 16.44 points to close at 1839.51 while the NSE 25 share index closed the day at 3344.26, a 12.3 points gain.
The derivatives market had 5 contracts traded, valued at Ksh 168,875.
The secondary bond market saw activity, with bonds worth Ksh 1.77 Billion traded in 56 deals