Kenya Equity Markets | 05 Oct 2015: Kenya Equity in Mixed Feelings, All Shares 0.18% up, NSE 20 index 0.18% down …

Nairobi, Kenya Capital Markets in Africa — The Kenya equity markets ends in mixed sentiments, the equity markets capitalization closed  at KES 2,017 billion after gaining KES 3.67 billion (c.US$35 million) or 0.18 percent from the market capitalization of KES 2,014 billion recorded at previous trading session.

The Nairobi All Share Index rose by 0.18 percent or 0.26 points to end at 143.42 points but the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE20) index fell by 25.24 points or 0.61 percent to close at 4,084.36 points. The FTSE NSE 15 index remained unchanged to close at 187.96 but FTSE NSE 25 rose by 0.20 percent or 0.38 points at 187.64 points respectively.

Look at today’s market activities, volume of shares traded dropped 46.92 percent to close at 13.72 million and the total turnover also went down 39.32 percent to close at KES 448.63 million. Furthermore, foreign buys stood at 66.24 percent of total turnover, while foreign sales stood at 66.27 percent of total turnover. As a result, foreigners were net buyers and sellers of Diamond Trust Bank shares and sold KCB shares at a high of KES 46.00 and a low of KES43.50.

SAFARICOM was the largest mover of the day with a volume of 4,231,800 representing 30.84 percent of the total market volume. Among the most actively traded stocks by volume were Mumias Sugar Company Limited recorded 1,611,800; Co-operative Bank of Kenya had 1,341,600, Kenya Commercial Bank registered 1,154,800 and Uchumi Supermarket Limited ended with a volume of 652,500.

From the market movers and shakers, today’s price mover was SCANGROUP Limited emerged as the top movers by adding 6.36 percent to end the day at KES 29.25. Olympia Capital Holdings Limited added 5.26 percent to close the day at KES 5.00. Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited advanced by 5.00 percent to settle at KES 21.00. Uchumi Supermarket Limited rose by 4.17 percent to end at KES 10.00 and Crown Berger Limited closed at KES 64.00 after adding 4.07 percent.

 On the losers’ chart, SASINI Limited top the loser table by dropping 7.69 percent to end the day at KES 15.00. Flame Tree Group Holdings Limited traded at KES 7.00 after falling by 6.04 percent and East Africa Cables Limited slipped by 5.86 percent to trade at KES 10.45. Kenya Reinsurance sagged by 4.49 percent to end at KES 18.10 and British-American Investments Company slumped by 4.26 percent with a closing price of KES 15.75.

On foreign exchange market front, the Kenyan Shilling appreciated by 0.44 percent against US dollar to trade at KES 103.9313 and appreciated by 0.21 percent to end at KES 157.9397 against British pound. Kenyan Shillings added 0.02 percent against the Euro to close at KES 116.61 but fell by 1.39 percent against South African rand to trade at KES 7.5954.

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