Nairobi Securities Exchange(NSE) recorded an increase in Equity turnover to KSh 578.1 Million when trading ended at the bourse this Friday, 30th July 2021, compared to KSh 390.9 Million on Thursday.
The volume of shares traded also increased to 15.4 Million compared to 14.5 Million on Thursday, with a total of 1,164 deals compared to 1,106 previously.
The NSE All-Share Index was down 0.29 points to close at 177.52, while the NSE 20 Share Index shed 13.21 points to close at 1974.29. The NSE 25 Share Index lost 16.47 points to close at 3890.09.
Investors rushed to the Safaricom counter ahead of the books closure and payments of KSh 0.92 per share dividend to be paid on 13th August 2021.
NSE TOP GAINERS AND LOSERS
The top price gainers were led by Limuru Tea, whose share price rose by 6.46 % to KSh 280.00, followed by Olympia Capital which was up 5.61% to KSh 2.07, CIC Insurance which gained 4.59% to close at KSh 2.96 and Stanlib Fahari Income-REIT, which gained 4.01% to close the day at KSh 6.74.
The worst performing counters were led by Uchumi, which lost 8% to KSh 0.23, followed by Sanlam Kenya, which was down 5.17% to KSh 11.00, Flame Tree Group, which was down 5.11% to KSh 1.30, Carbacid Investments, which was down 3.23% to close at KSh 12.00 and EABL which lost 2.71 of its price to close the day at KSh 179.50.
The biggest movers were Safaricom with a volume of 9.10 Million, Equity(1.87 Million), KCB( 1.52 Million), Uchumi(724,400)and WPP ScanGroup(514,700)
The derivatives market had a total of 23 contracts valued at KSh 704, 855 compared to 21 contacts worth KSh 565, 195 concluded on Thursday.
The secondary bonds market had a turnover of KSh 5.9 Billion in 97 deals this Friday compared to KSh 4.8 Billion in 122 deals on Thursday.