Kenya Equity Markets | 06 Oct 2015: NSE All Share index 0.34% down, Market Cap lose US$68 Million …

Nairobi, Kenya Capital Markets in Africa — The Nairobi Securities Exchange equity markets capitalization closed  at KES 2,010 billion after falling by KES 6.98 billion (c.US$68 million) or 0.35 percent from the market capitalization of KES 2,017 billion recorded at previous trading session.

The Nairobi All Share Index sagged by 0.34 percent or 0.49 points to end at 142.92 points and the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE20) index fell by 20.02 points or 0.49 percent to close at 4,064.16 points. The FTSE NSE 15 index remained unchanged to close at 187.96 and FTSE NSE 25 stayed flat at 187.64 points respectively.

Look at today’s market activities, volume of shares traded went down 76.32 percent to close at 3.25 million and the total turnover also dropped 77.27 percent to close at KES 101.99 million.  In term of investor types, foreign buys stood at 66.24 percent of total turnover, while foreign sales stood at 66.27 percent of total turnover.  

Equity Group was the largest mover of the day with a turnover of KES 40.46 million representing 39.67 percent of the total market turnover. Among the most actively traded stocks by turnover were Athi River Mining Limited recorded KES 38.992 million; SAFARICOM Limited had KES 10.547 million, Centum Investment Company Limited registered KES 2.165 million and Kenya Power ended with a turnover of KES 1.661 million.

From the market movers and shakers, today’s price mover was Nairobi Securities Exchange emerged as the top movers by adding 3.66 percent to end the day at KES 21.25. East Africa Cables gained 3.35 percent to close the day at KES 10.80. Mumias Sugar Company Limited advanced by 2.70 percent to settle at KES 1.90. Sameer Africa Limited gained 2.50 percent to end at KES 4.10 and Kenya Commercial Bank ended at KES 45.00 after gaining 1.69 percent.

 On the losers’ chart, Olympia Capital Holdings Limited top the loser table by dropping 10.00 percent to end the day at KES 4.50. Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited traded at KES 19.00 after sagging by 9.52 percent and Atlas Development & Support Services slipped by 5.88 percent to trade at KES 3.20. Home Afrika Limited plummeted by 5.56 percent to end at KES 1.70 and Athi River Mining Limited dipped by 4.88 percent with a closing price of KES 39.00.

On foreign exchange market front, the Kenyan Shilling appreciated by 0.83 percent against US dollar to trade at KES 103.0658 and appreciated by 1.04 percent to end at KES 155.3050 against British pound. Kenyan Shillings added 1.14 percent against the Euro to close at KES 116.2781 added 0.06 percent against South African rand to trade at KES 7.5905.

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