A day after spiking to a value of Ksh452,560, futures trading at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) plummeted to Ksh160,750 as only four contracts were traded as against the 16 transacted on Tuesday.

With 57 days to expiry of the first quarterly single stock futures contracts, only Equity Bank and Kenya Commercial Bank were involved in NEXT trading at the bourse on July 24.

The remaining single stock futures — Safaricom, East African Breweries Limited (EABL) and British American Tobacco (BAT) Kenya — were silent on Tuesday.

Equity Bank transacted 3 contracts valued at Ksh120,500 at a price of Ksh40.91, while KCB traded one contract at Ksh40.20 at a total value of Ksh40,250.

The contracts transacted on July 24 are due to expire on September 19 and represent the first of the futures contracts that will run down since the derivatives market went live on July 4.

At closing bell, NSE market turnover retreated to Ksh429 million from the previous session’s Ksh525 million. The volume of traded shares stood at 13.2 million against 28.8 million posted yesterday.

The day’s biggest mover in terms of volumes was Safaricom, who at 7.5 million shares valued at Ksh208 million representing 42.17% of the day’s traded value.

Banks transacted shares worth Ksh146 million which accounted for 29.78% of the day’s traded value.

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The Investment sector had shares worth Ksh5.4 million traded, accounting for 1.1% of the day’s traded
value while the Manufacturing & Allied sector’s Ksh128 million was 26.11% of activity at the NSE.

All NSE indices meanwhile closed in the green zone as follows;

  • All Share Index NASI picked up 0.77 points to stand at 148.81.
  • The NSE 20 share Index was 5.86 points higher to stand at 2681.17.
  • The NSE 25 Share index added 17.94 points to settle at 3602.49.

The Bond market meanwhile had bonds worth Ksh4.26 billion transacted, rising after having posted Ksh3.7 billion the previous day.

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