Kenya Market Watch | May 12th 2015: Kenya equity indices end in Red….

Nairobi, Kenya (Capital Markets in Africa):- The Nairobi Security Exchange top 20 (NSE 20) Index declined by 29.58 points to close at 5,012.94 points today. Likewise, the Nairobi All Share Index went down by 1.19 points to close at 169.46 points with total market capitalization at KES 2,387.19 billion.

The highest market gainers were Housing Finance edging up by 6.20 percent to close at KES 34.25, Crown Berger Paint Kenya gained 5.96 percent to settle at KES 160.00, and Bamburi Cement Kenya advanced by 3.42 percent to trade at KSE 151.60.  The top three losers were Car & General declining by 5.64 percent to close the day at KES 46.00; Liberty Kenya Holdings Limited slumped by 4.04 percent to close KES at 23.70 and Uchumi Supermarkets Limited Kenya lost 3.65 percent to close at KES 10.55.

The market activities measured by volume and turnover were recorded at 40.78 million (gained 56.89 percent compared to previous closing volume) and 1,304.59 million (an increase of 102.20 percent). Kenya Commercial Bank was the overall market mover with a turnover of KES 741.13 million representing 56.81 percent of total market turnover. Likewise, foreign buys stood at 69.61 percent of total turnover, while foreign sales stood at 81.81 percent of total turnover.

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