Kenya Equity Markets | 22 Sep 2015: Kenya Stock Markets gains KES 200 Million, All Share index marginally higher ..

Nairobi, Kenya Capital Markets in Africa — The equity market capitalization ended at KES 2,065.7 billion after gaining KES 200 million (c.US$1.90 million) or 0.01 percent from the market capitalization of KES 2,065.5 billion recorded at previous trading session.

The Nairobi All Share Index marginally advanced by 0.01 percent or 0.02 points to end at 147.29 points but the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE20) index sagged by 30.15 points or 0.71 percent to close at 4,212.11 points. The FTSE NSE 15 index and FTSE NSE 25 rose by 0.42 percent to end at 194.49 and increased by 0.44 percent at 194.22 points respectively.

Look at today’s market activities, the volume of shares traded increased by 71.93 percent to close at 16.13 million and total turnover grew  by 128.25 percent to close at KES 500.92 million.

Safaricom Limited was the largest mover of the day with a volume of 9,092,600 representing 56.37 percent of the total market volume. Other most actively traded stocks were Kenya Airways recorded 1,572,300; British-American Tobacco Limited had 1,413,200, British-American investment Company Kenya registered 600,600 and Mumias Sugar Company ended with a volume of 532,000.

From the market movers and shakers, today’s price mover was Crown Berger Paint Limited emerged as the top gainer after adding 5.22 percent to end the day at KES 60.50. Uchumi Supermarket Limited climbed by 2.97 percent to close the day at KES 10.40. Mumias Sugar Company soared by 2.63 percent to settle at KES 1.95. Also, Equity Group Kenya surged by 2.26 percent to end at KES 45.25 and  Kenya Airways closed at KES 5.70 after adding 1.79 percent.

 On the contrary, National Media Group emerged as the top loser by losing 5.84 percent to end the day at KES 145.00. Scan Group Limited settled at KES 31.25 after dropping 4.56 percent and Carbacid Investment Limited plunged by 4.31 percent to trade at KES 15.55. East Africa Cables Limited fell by 3.33 percent to close at KES 11.60 and Home Afrika Limited slumped by 2.78 percent with a closing price of KES 1.75.

On foreign exchange market front, the Kenyan Shilling weaken against US dollar to trade at KES 105.3599 by dropping 0.24 percent and marginally fell by 0.001 percent to end at KES 163.4019 against British pound. However, Kenyan Shillings gained by 0.90 percent against the Euro to close at KES 118.9025 and appreciated by 0.48 percent against South African rand to trade at KES 7.8310.

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