NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Equity turnover at the Nairobi Securities
Exchange (NSE) was flat on Thursday as trading remained low amid
rise in key index.
stood at 2.5 million U.S. dollars from a volume of 8.9 million
shares, compared with the previous session’s 8.8 million worth
2.6 million dollars.
Equity Bank, leading
telecom Safaricom, Barclays Bank, Kenya Commercial Bank and East
African Breweries Ltd accounted for 92 percent of the day’s
However, the most
traded counters were Equity Bank, Safaricom, Barclays Bank,
Eveready East Africa and Housing Finance after moving 3.9
million, 3 million, 800,000, 500,000 and 200,000 shares
The NSE 20 Share
Index was up 10.64 points to close at 3,702.51 points as it
reversed a negative trend since the beginning of the week where
it started at 3,732.16.
On the other hand,
the NSE All share Index (NASI) was down by 0.59 points to close
at 160.97 points.
Some of the large
stocks that gained Thursday to lift the key 20 Share Index were
ARM cement (6.3 percent), Kenya Airways and Sasini (4 percent
participation stood at 57 percent, down from 72 percent, and
local participation stood at 43 percent.
At the bond market,
turnover went down by 43 percent to stand at 15 million dollars
from 27 million dollars.