Botswana Equity Watch | 17 Aug 2015: Botswana equity markets indices sees marginal rise, DCI up 10bps, DFCI in the red…

Botswana (Capital Markets in Africa):- The BSE Equity Markets indices saw a marginal rise in the DCI main and local LASI indices as the DFSI recorded downward movements into the red zone today.

The Botswana Domestic Composite Index (DCI) rose by 10.00 points to close at 11096.92 points up by 0.09 percent from its previous close of 11,08703 points.

The Foreign Composite Index (FCI) recorded no change after the days trading holding at 1569.35 points thus closing with a no points change from its previous close.

Likewise, the Local Asset Sector Index (LASI) recorded a rise of 0.09 points closing at 800.65 down 0.01 percent from its previous close of 800.56. (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 Domestic financial Sector index (DFSI) which is composed of all domestic financial sector companies was also down -0.13 points to 1272.96 points, a -0.01 percent fall from its previous close of 1273.09 points.

The market capitalisation settled at BWP 422,803.68 at the end of the day’s session with the Domestic Equity Main Board accounting for BWP 52,601.80 million and the Foreign Equity Main Board accounting for BWP 370,201.88 million.

From a market activity perspective, the total daily volume settled at 7,021,859 shares traded which were exchanged from the 25,712 million Securities issued bringing the total turnover of those shares traded on the domestic and foreign main boards to BWP 43,474,779.89 million.

The market activity in terms of the securities traded volumes were lead by Choppies which recorded the highest volume figures of 34,782,033.00 followed by Stanchart with 8,484,318.27 and Sefalana with 40,086.10.

Looking at the price movers’, there was 1 security on the Domestic main board that recorded a price change to the green zone.

Moving towards the green zone were Barclays up BWP 2 to close at BWP 440.

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