Market turnover declined by 26.0% to USD 4.0m (KES 399.4m); the NSE 20 was down 0.1%to close at 3,248.78 while the NASI was relatively unchanged at 173.11.
Foreign investor participation declined to 54.8% compared to yesterday’s 57.4%,accounting for 46.7% of total buying and 62.9% of total selling to emerge as net sellers.
Equity Bank was the top mover on the back of active foreign selling, down 1.0% in today’s session to close at KES 48.75.
Kenya Rerecorded the highest net foreign inflows, unchanged at KES 16.80, despite hitting a high of KES 17.00 during the session.
DTB Bank was unchanged in today’s session to close at KES190.00 following today’s 1H18 results announcement in which the company reported that EPS increased by 4.3% y/y.
Kenya Airways was up 0.5% intoday’s session to close at KES 10.65 following today’s 1H18 results announcement in which the company reported a reduced loss after tax of KES4.0bn.
Suspension in trading of ARM Cement has been extended following the placement of the company under administration. The extension of suspension shall take effect from August 30th 2018 and shall remain in force for a further 21 working days.