Market report: NSE turnover soars to Sh1.1bilion boosted by BAT

Boosted by the sale of B.A.T shares, turnover soared to Kes.1.1Bn from the previous session’s Kes.215M, the number of shares traded stood at 13.7M against 7.5M posted yesterday.
All NSE indices closed the day in the green zone as follows:
The NSE 20 share Index was up 0.23 points to stand at 2877.54.
All Share Index (NASI) gained 0.06 points to settle at 145.30.
The NSE 25 Share index picked up 9.02 points to stand at 3706.51.
The Banking Sector had shares worth Kes.267M transacted which accounted for 22.96% of the day’s traded value. Equity Group Holdings actively moved 3M shares valued at Kes.124M at between Kes.39.00 and Kes.41.00. KCB Group moved 2.58M shares valued at Kes.103M and closed at Kes.39.95. Diamond Trust Bank up seventy-five cents to Kes.150.75 moved 168,000 shares valued at Kes.25M.
Commercial & Services
The Commercial & Services Sector had shares worth Kes.3.58M transacted which represented 0.31% of the day’s traded value. Nation Media Group moved 55,000 shares valued at Kes.3.2M at a fairly stable price of Kes.58.00.
Energy & Petroleum
The Energy & Petroleum Sector had shares worth Kes.5.2M traded & accounted for 0.45% of the day’s turnover. Kenya Power & Lighting exchanged 796,000 shares valued at Kes.3.59M and closed at Kes.4.51.
Manufacturing & Allied
The manufacturing and Allied sector had shares worth 792M traded & accounted for 67.88% of the day’s traded value. B.A.T was the day’s main feature with 1.2M shares valued at Kes.786M changing hands at between Kes.610.00 and Kes.649.00. E.A Breweries closed 1.16% higher to Kes.173.00 moving 32,000 shares valued at Kes.5.6M.
Safaricom had 4M shares valued at Kes.94M transacted at between Kes.23.05 and Kes.23.40; this represented 8.06% of the day’s traded value.
The Bond had bonds worth Kes.1.2Bn transacted.

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