Kenya Equity Markets | 30 Sep 2015: NSE All Share 4bps Up, NSE20 Index 0.37 down, Investors gain US$37 Mill…

Nairobi, Kenya Capital Markets in Africa — Nairobi Securities Exchange equity markets capitalization closed  at KES 2,063 billion after adding KES 3.87 billion (c.US$36.8 million) or 0.19 percent from the market capitalization of KES 2,060 billion recorded at previous trading session.

The Nairobi All Share Index surged by 0.04 percent or 0.06 points to end at 146.92 points but the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE20) index declined by 15.70 points or 0.37 percent to close at 4,173.52 points. The FTSE NSE 15 index and FTSE NSE 25 fell by 0.12 percent to end at 192.96 and sagged by 0.24 percent or 0.41 points at 193.72 points respectively.

Look at today’s market activities, the volume of shares traded was down 15.33 percent to close at 22.48 million and the total turnover went up 137.20 percent to close at KES 1,427.98 million. Also, foreign buys stood at 95.12 percent of total turnover, while foreign sales stood at 22.13 percent of total turnover.  

British-American Tobacco Limited Kenya was the largest mover of the day with a turnover of KES 963.73 million representing 67.49 percent of the total market turnover. Among the most actively traded stocks were SAFARICOM Limited recorded KES 248.908 million; East Africa Breweries Limited had KES 97.036 million, Kenya Commercial Bank registered KES 40.838 million and Equity Group ended with a turnover of KES 26.905 million.

From the market movers and shakers, today’s price mover was Crown Berger Paint Limited emerged as the top gainer by adding 4.92 percent to end the day at KES 64.00. UNGA Group gained 4.88 percent to close the day at KES 43.00. British-American Tobacco Limited Kenya soared by 3.68 percent to settle at KES 817.00. Home Afrika Limited rose by 2.86 percent to end at KES 1.80 and Nairobi Securities Exchange closed at KES 21.25 after adding 2.41 percent.

 On the losers’ chart, Atlas Development & Support Services top the loser table by dropping 9.09 percent to end the day at KES 3.50. Flame Tree Group Holdings Limited settled at KES 7.00 after losing 7.89 percent and Uchimu Supermarket Limited slipped by 3.37 percent to trade at KES 10.05. Scan Group Limited plummeted by 3.23 percent to end at KES 30.00 and Kenya Airways Limited slumped by 2.65 percent with a closing price of KES 5.50.

On foreign exchange market front, the Kenyan Shilling depreciated by 0.02 percent against US dollar to trade at KES 105.29 but appreciated by 0.09 percent to end at KES 159.58 against British pound. Kenyan Shillings added 0.13 percent against the Euro to close at KES 118.33 but fell by 1.49 percent against South African rand to trade at KES 7.57.

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