Market turnover rose to KSh584 million at the end of trading on Tuesday. This is compared to Monday’s KSh337 million and Friday last week’s turnover of KSh1.6 billion when 37 million shares were transacted.
The number of shares traded stood at 19 million against 11.8 million posted this Monday.
The Banking Sector has maintained its dominance of trading activity at the NSE with shares worth KSh273 million transacted, accounting for 46.72% of the day’s traded value.
This was a similar trend seen at this Monday’s trading where the banking sector transacted shares worth KSh253 million transacted. This accounted for 75.16% of that day’s traded value.
Equity actively moved 4.2 million shares valued at KSh155 million at between KSh36.50 and KSh38.00.
KCB share prices were up 4.30% to KSh37.60 and moved 2.3 million shares valued at KSh87.9 million.
Diamond Trust Bank was down 2.27% to KSh75.25 and moved 133,000 shares valued at KSh10 million.
The NSE 20 share Index added 13.59 points to stand at 2007.49. All Share Index NASI picked up 1.40 points to settle at 140.68. The NSE 25 Share index gained 44.37 points to settle at 3296.63.
Tuesday’s prime movers included Nation Media Group, whose share price remained stable at KSh19.00 with shares worth KSh1.3 million transacted.
Scangroup moved 70,000 shares worth KSh1.3 Million, closing at KSh9.00.
KenGen moved 832,000 shares worth KSh4 Million at a relatively stable price of KSh4.89.
E. A Breweries moved 260,000 shares valued at KSh42.8 Million at between KSh164.00 and KSh165.00.
Safaricom was the day’s main feature with 8.8 million shares valued at KSh257 million changing hands at between KSh29.00 and KSh29.50. This represented 44.05% of the day’s traded value.
A total of 19,262,300 shares in 955 deals, corresponding to a market value of KSh584.9 million, were traded.
Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Monday, May 18), Tuesday’s data shows a 63% improvement in volume, a 73% improvement in turnover, and a 7% improvement in deals.
The Bond market had bonds worth KSh1.98 billion transacted.