Activity at the Nairobi Securities Exchange(NSE) resulted in a turnover of KSh 435.4 Million, a rise of 107% from the KSh 209.9 Million at the close of trading yesterday.
The bourse registered a total of 13.46 Million shares were traded in 715 deals with a huge participation from foreign investors seen on Equity, Bank of Kigali, Stanbic Holdings, Safaricom and EABL.
Olympia Capital Holdings was the top price gainer for the second consecutive day, its share price rising by 20 cents to KSh 2.20, a 10% appreciation. The counter recorded a volume of 1,800 shares in 2 deals that resulted in a turnover of KSh 3,960.00
Other gainers were Carbacid Investments, Diamond Trust Bank, Bamburi Cement and KenGen which was up 4.36% to close at KSh 4.79.
The worst performers were led by Housing Finance which lost 5.92% to KSh 3.02, Kapchorua Tea which fell 5.61% to KSh 71.50, WPP ScanGroup which was down 3.80% to KSh 6.08, Nation Media Group which declined 3.73% to KSh 15.50 and Uchumi which fell 3.33% to KSh 0.29.
Equity Bank was the biggest mover with a volume of 5.32 Million, followed by Bank of Kigali(2.05 Million), Stanbic Holdings which moved 1.32 Million, Centum( 1.20 Million) and Safaricom trading a volume of 1.06 Million shares.
The key NSE 20 Share Index was down 4.14 points to 1784.40 while the NSE 25 Share Index was down 37.35 points to 3240.97. The NSE All-Share Index was down 1.70 points to 142.38. The derivatives market of the NSE was flat during today’s session with no contracts concluded for three days in a row. Bonds worth KSh1.06 billion were transacted in 61 deals against KSh 2.37 billion worth of bonds transacted previously.
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