The Star (Nairobi)

21 December 2012

Kenya: Safaricom Shares Account for Nearly Half of Market Volume

Turnover rose to Sh785million on a volume of 28.7million shares, up from 22million shares that were valued at Sh488million posted yesterday.

The NSE 20 Share Index closed 3.54 points higher to stand at 4127.06. All Share Index (NASI) was up 0.20 points to stand at 94.00. FTSE NSE Kenya 15 Index was up 3.30 points to settle at 123.64.

FTSE NSE Kenya 25 Index was up 3.62 points to settle at 126.43. In Agricultural, Sasini moved 102,000 shares and closed at shs.11.65.

The Banking Sector had 4.0million shares traded and represented 14.12 per cent of the day's traded volume. Equity Bank moved 1.9million shares at between Sh23.20 and Sh24.25. KCB moved 901,000 shares and closed at 29.25.

Commercial and Services sector moved 1.1million shares, which accounted for 4.11 per cent of the day's traded volume. Uchumi Supermarkets up fifteen cents to Sh19.45 moved 814,000 shares.

Energy and Petroleum sector moved 5.5million shares, which accounted for 19.18 per cent of the day's traded volume. Kenol Kobil was busy with 5.2million shares changing hands at between Sh14.00 and Sh14.60.

Manufacturing and Allied sector moved 2.2million shares, which represented 7.97 per cent of the day's traded volume. British American Tobacco torched an all time high of Sh495.00 before easing back to close the day at Sh.491.00 on a volume of 15,000 shares. E.A Breweries actively moved 1.8million shares and closed at Sh259.00.

Telecommunication and Technology had 13.8million shares traded and represented 48.30 per cent of the day's volume. Safaricom unchanged at Sh5.05 moved 13.6 million shares. The Bond market was upbeat with bonds worth Sh920million transacted.

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