At the end of Wednesday’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), a total of 65,174,300 shares in 1,341 deals, corresponding to a market value of KSh 1,136,027,313.00, were traded.
The NSE recorded 118% improvement in volume, 186% improvement in turnover, and 32% improvement in deals compared to the previous day’s trades.
Williamson Tea led the gainers with 7.44% share price appreciation closing at KSh 130.00 per share, followed by Sameer Africa(7.32%), HF Group (6.36%), and Bamburi Cement(6.22%).
Losers were led by Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation whose share price fell 5.41% to close at KSh 2.10 per share, followed by Kenya Airways, Express Kenya, and WPP ScanGroup.
Safaricom Plc recorded the highest volume of 20.7 Million traded shares, followed by Kenya Re-Insurance(17.41Million), Absa Bank Kenya (12.03Million), and Kengen Plc(4.01Million).
The benchmark NSE All-Share Index [NASI] dropped 2.01 points to close at 138.45. The NSE 20 Share Index dropped 6.32 points to close at 1943.50. The NSE 25 Share Index dropped 27.73 points to close at 3241.78
The derivatives market had 12 contracts valued at KSh 407,805 concluded during today’s session. This was against the 5 contracts valued at KSh 146,850 concluded during the previous trading session.
The secondary bond market on the NSE recorded a decline in activity with bonds worth KSh 3.20 Billion traded in 130 deals. This is compared to KSh 5.69 Billion traded in 115 deals recorded during the previous trading session.