The Nairobi Securities Exchange closed on a positive note on Monday with listed commercial banks leading the way. The market closed at 3187 points with a gain of 13 points as compared to Friday last week.
Kenyan commercial banks registered a total turnover of 276.9 million shillings out of the total traded turnover at the NSE of 412.4 million shillings. The most traded in shares for the financial sector came from Equity Group, Kenya Commercial Bank and Barclays Bank. 60 percent of the trading volume at the NSE on Monday came from the banking sector representing more than nine million shares.
Equity Holdings posted a volume of five million shares which we going at between 26.75 and 27.50 shillings per share followed by Kenya Commercial Bank with a volume of three million at the price of 25.25 shillings per share.
KenGen, Kenya Airways and Safaricom Limited were also among the top five companies that presented the most traded in shares. KenGen had a volume of 2.30 million shares going at the price of 6.60 shillings per share, Kenya Airways posted a volume of 1.16 million shares going at 3.90 shillings per share while Safaricom Limited sold 1.12 million shares.
Among the top gainers of the day on Monday, Sameer Africa and Nation Media Group carried the day tying at the same position with a gain of 10.00 percent each at the prices of 2.75 and 121.00 shillings per share respectively. Sameer Africa posted a volume of 600 and had a total turnover of 1,650.
Car and General (K) was the top loser on Monday with 9.26 percent at the price of 24.50 shillings per share followed by Eaagads with a loss of 9.09 percent at the price 20.00 shillings per share. Car and General had a volume of 1,800 and a total turnover of 48,100.