Local Investors control the Kenyan market as Equities become bearish

By Steve Biko Wafula / July 27, 2017 | 2:55 pm



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Equities retreated after trending for the last 11 sessions. Activity picked up marginally by 16.2%, to trade KES 899Mn.

The broad NASI inched slightly higher, 3bps while NSE-20 and NSE-25 inched down by between 2 and 10bps. Activity concentrated on KCB Group Ltd (NSE: KCB), the top mover, Safaricom Ltd (NSE: SCOM), Equity Group Holdings Ltd (NSE: EQTY), Bamburi Cement Ltd (NSE: BAMB) and East African Breweries Ltd (NSE: EABL).

Except KCB, the others closed unchanged in price (SCOM, EQTY) or slightly lower (BAMB, EABL).

Local investors, for the second day controlled the market, at 62% of the day’s activity from yesterday’s 71%.

Top of foreigners trading were exits from BAT, Barclays Bank of Kenya (NSE: BBK), KenGen Co Ltd (NSE: KEGN) and Kenya Reinsurance Co (NSE: KNRE).

For the second session, foreign buys continued on SCOM and KCB, while EABL joined the buy list today. Overall, foreign positions exited the market (-15.8%).

Bond turnover closed 66.4% higher from the previous session at KES. 1.01Bn, on 24 deals compared to 33 (previously).





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