(Xinhua) -- Turnover at the
Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) rose 204 percent to
close the week Friday on a high as the benchmark 20
share index similarly sustained gains after crossing the
3,000 points mark.
Some 46 million shares
valued at 9.6 million U.S. dollars were traded at the
bourse during the session, up from 13 million worth 3.1
Safaricom was the day’s traded stock after moving 32
million shares at unchanged price of 0.17 dollars.
Thursday, the leading telecom traded a paltry 6 million
Coming in second was Kenya Commercial Bank with 6.7
million shares at unchanged price of 0.25 dollars while
KenolKobil was third with 1.8 million shares at 0.13
NIC Bank and Barclays Bank were in the fourth and
fifth positions respectively, moving 1.7 and 1.6 million
shares after going up 6 percent and 1.6 percent.
Prices of most of the shares, in particular the top
stocks, however remained flat in the session that
foreign investors were net buyers, with participation
standing at 79 percent.
All the market indicators registered positive gains.
The NSE 20 share Index gained 14 points during the
session and 74.32 points in the week to stand at
All share Index (NASI) was up to stand at 126.53
while the NSE 25 Share index added 48.24 points in the
week to stand at 3,297.51 on Friday.
Kenya’s bourse benchmark index
rises for fifth trading session