NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE)
Monday transacted 26 million shares valued at 6.1 million
U.S. dollars, a 46-percent drop from 11 million dollars on
a volume of 45 million shares posted last Friday, as
prices of key stocks tumbled.
leading telecom Safaricom, Equity Bank, Cooperative Bank
and Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) are among top 20 stocks
whose share prices went down Monday as foreign investors
was the day’s biggest mover with 15 million shares
changing hands at a low of 0.25 dollars, a 0.9-percent
Bank was down 4 percent to close the day at 0.11 dollars
and moved 1 million shares, while KCB moved 716,000 shares
and closed the day at 0.26 dollars after going down 0.9
In total, the
banking sector had 17 million shares traded to represent
66 percent of the day’s traded volume. Safaricom in the
telecommunication sector traded 5.3 million shares at 0.18
dollars, declining 7.8 percent Monday.
commercial and services sector, some 1.2 million shares
were moved with TPS Eastern African trading 895,000 shares
at unchanged price of 0.17 dollars.
The NSE 20
Share Index was down 16.59 points to stand at 3,171.28
following the price drops. The All Share Index ended 4.41
points lower to stand at 129.65 while the NSE 25 Share
Index dropped 64.90 points to settle at 3,420.52.