Financial Reports: Nairobi Stock Exchange

The NASI was unchanged, to close the session at 145.24 points, with 25 counters gaining, 11 declined and 26 remained unchanged.

The NSE 20 share index however, was up 6.58 points to stand at 2877.31. Some 7.5M shares valued at Kes. 215M changed hands in a total of 1,044 deals.

Foreign investors were net sellers of BBK, KENO & NMG; net buyers of EQTY, KCB & SCOM while cross transactions were witnessed on EQTY & SCOM. The market turnover was attributed to transactions from EQTY (23.7%), KCB (20.9%) & SCOM (29.8%).

Five out of the twelve banking counters posted price gains (CFC, COOP, HFCK, NIC & SCBK); BBK, EQTY, KCB & NBK posted price declines while BKG, DTK & I&M remained unchanged. The bond market recorded trades worth 1.3Bn.