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Safaricom, Equity and KCB remain the most active counters at NSE

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By TF News Reporter

Safaricom, Equity Bank and KCB were the three most active counters at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) last week with 35.81 million, 11.62 million and 8.09 million shares traded, respectively. KCB shares doing well at the NSEKCB shares doing well at the NSE

The least active sector was Automobile and Accessories sector with 62,200 shares.

However, the performance of the markets in the week to September 5, was mixed with equities turnover, NSE 20 Share Index, total shares traded, and bonds turnover declining.

Market Capitalization, NASI, FTSE NSE Kenya 15 Index, FTSE NSE Kenya 25 Index, FTSE NSE Bond Index and bond deals transacted however increased.

Equities Market

The NSE 20 Share Index closed the week at 4,644.60 points down from last week’s 4,708.05 points.

The NASI rose to 121.82 points from 120.39 points recorded on August 29 while market capitalization that measures shareholders’ wealth increased to Sh1, 696.87 billion from Sh1, 692.67 billion.

However, equity turnover declined to Sh2, 069.19 million from Sh5, 030.06 million the previous week on account of lower volumes traded.

The telecoms and technology, banking, and manufacturing and allied sectors were the top three active sectors, transacting 35.81 million or 44.7 per cent; 25.30 million or 31.6 per cent and 6.65 million or 8.3 per cent of all shares traded, respectively.

The biggest closing price and average price gain for the week was for East African Breweries and Williamson Tea Kenya at Sh6 and Sh8.50 per share, respectively.

The biggest closing price and average price loss was for Nation Media Group and East African Breweries at Sh11 and Sh16 per share, respectively. Of the 54 active counters, 15 had average price gain in the week compared to 13 counters last week.

The FTSE NSE Kenya 15 Index, which measures stocks performance of 15 largest companies by market capitalization, closed the week higher at 159.45 points from 156.72 points.

The FTSE NSE Kenya 25 Index, which measures 25 most liquid stocks at NSE rose to 161.31 points from 158.79 points of last week while FTSE NSE Bond Index was unchanged at 94.06 points for the second week in a row.

Bond Market

Bonds trading activity declined by 11.95 per cent for a lower turnover of Sh8,218.65 million compared with Sh9,334.60 million in the previous week.

Corresponding deals increased to 61 from 49 last week.


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