NAIROBI, (Xinhua) --
Boosted by increased sale of Safaricom,
Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) turnover soared to
19 million U.S. dollars Wednesday on a volume of 86
million shares, up from 17 million shares worth 7.8
million dollars posted in the previous trading
Kenya’s leading telecom operator, gained 1 percent on
its price to trade at 0.19 dollars as the stock moved
57 million shares, mainly foreign buys, some 66
percent of the day’s traded volume.
banking sector had 15.6 million shares traded,
representing 18 percent of the day’s traded volume.
category, Equity Bank was the most heavily traded
counter moving 13 million shares at unchanged price of
0.26 dollars while Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) group
went up few cents to move 1.2 million shares at 0.27
manufacturing sector, some 2.7 million shares
exchanged hands with East African Breweries Ltd moving
1.3 million after going down slightly.
power distributor Umeme actively moved a million
shares in the energy sector out of the 1.3 million
benchmark NSE 20 Share Index went down 0.68 points to
stand at 3,168.62 while the All Share Index edged 0.33
points up to stand at 130.75. On the other hand, the
NSE 25 Share Index shed 0.16 points to settle at
market witnessed improved activity as securities worth
15 million dollars were transacted, compared to 10
million posted the previous session.
Low trading at
Nairobi bourse as share prices slide
Nairobi bourse weekly
share trading hits a record 358 million