Botswana Equity Markets | 09 Oct 2015: Botswana equity markets keep up recovery, DCI gains 1bps, Market Cap adds BWP 5.64 Mill…

Botswana, Capital Markets in Africa — The Botswana Stock Exchange Equity Markets kept up the recovery as the Domestic Composite Index (DCI), Domestic Financial Sector Index (DFSI) and the Local Asset Sector Index (LASI) registered further gains today while the FCI remained flat. Market capitalisation also added at the end of the days session with price gains made in one stock.

The Botswana Domestic Composite Index (DCI) gained by 1.00 points or 0.00 percent to close 10,584.86 points up from its previous close of 10,584.47 points recorded in the previous session.

Likewise, the Local Asset Sector Index (LASI) was also up after the days trading closing at 792.83 gaining 0.01 points from its previous close of 792.82 points, a change of 0.00 percent (LASI is made up of the domestic companies and all foreign companies awarded the local asset status by the Ministry of Finance and development planning).

The Foreign Composite Index (FCI) traded neutral to close 1,562.93 points after the days trading closing 0.00 percent or 0.02 points and no change from its previous close of 1562.91 points.

The Domestic financial Sector index (DFSI) which is composed of all domestic financial sector companies, also traded up after the days session moving upwards by 0.13 percent or 1.55 points to close on 1227.66 points.

The market capitalisation settled at BWP 418,851.91 million adding BWP 5.64 million with the Domestic Equity BWP accounting for BWP 50,175.67 million and the Foreign Equity Main Board accounting for BWP 368,676.24 million.

From a market activity perspective, the total daily volume settled at 601,921 shares traded which were exchanged from the 11,461 million Securities issued bringing the total turnover of those shares traded on the domestic and foreign main boards to BWP 1,785,117.88 million.

Leading the market activity in terms of the traded volumes were Turnstar with 506,896, Choppies recording volume figures of 50,893 followed by Cresta with 37,803.

In terms of price gainers and price losers there was one price gainer and no price losers today leaving market breadth positive, Barclays was up 1 point to close at BWP 437 per share.

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