MARKET COMMENTARY

Bullish sentiment prevails…

The market traded in the black in Thursday’s session as investors continued to seek refuge against anticipated inflationary pressures after a fuel price hike. Bullish sentiment persisted as the market resumed trades after a two-day break to see the All Share Index advancing 2.85% to close at 153.25pts while, the Industrial Index rallied 2.88% to end at 511.67pts. The Top Ten Index improved 3.13% to 154pts spurred by gains in heavy capitalised stocks. The Mining Index was stable at 207pts with no trades recorded in the sub-sector. Banking group First Capital headlined the risers of the day after putting on 20% to trade at $0.0636 while, property concern ZPI added 19.05% to $0.0300. Meikles and Fidelity followed with surges of 14.55% and 14.29% to settle at respective prices of $0.6300 and $0.1000. Completing the top five gainers of the day was CBZ that rose 13.74% to close pegged at $0.1763. Other notable gainers were Delta and Cassava which ticked up 5.36% and 4.23% apiece.

Fifteen stocks were active today as twelve counters rose with no losers recorded while, three traded at previous levels. Activity aggregates were mixed as volumes traded increased 22.68% to 2.09m while, value outturn dropped 0.48% to $2.30m. Top volume contributors were Simbisa and Cassava which claimed 34.47% and 28.88% of the aggregate respectively. Top value drivers were Cassava, Delta and Simbisa with a combined contribution of 90.07% to the outturn. Foreign purchases stood at $0.51m while, sales were at $1.15m to set a net funds outflow position of $0.64m.

Counter Price   Δ USc % Δ % Δ YTD
FCA 6.36 1.06 20.00% 7.80%
ZPI 3.00 0.48 19.05% 19.05%
MEIKLES 63.00 8.00 14.55% 23.53%
FIDELITY 10.00 1.25 14.29% 14.29%
CBZ 17.63 2.13 13.74% 13.74%
Counter Price   Δ USc % Δ % Δ YTD
STAR AFRICA 1.40 -0.21 -13.04% 7.69%
Market Commentary

Bullish sentiment prevails…

The market traded in the black in Thursday’s session as investors continued to seek refuge against anticipated inflationary pressures after a fuel price hike. Bullish sentiment persisted as the market resumed trades after a two-day break to see the All Share Index advancing 2.85% to close at 153.25pts while, the Industrial Index rallied 2.88% to end at 511.67pts. The Top Ten Index improved 3.13% to 154pts spurred by gains in heavy capitalised stocks. The Mining Index was stable at 207pts with no trades recorded in the sub-sector. Banking group First Capital headlined the risers of the day after putting on 20% to trade at $0.0636 while, property concern ZPI added 19.05% to $0.0300. Meikles and Fidelity followed with surges of 14.55% and 14.29% to settle at respective prices of $0.6300 and $0.1000. Completing the top five gainers of the day was CBZ ... [more]

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