Econet sustains ZSE turnover

 …as shares record second consecutive loss

HARARE – The stock market recorded a marginal loss on Thursday mainly weighed down by losses in select heavyweights and mid-tier stocks. Econet continued to sustain turnover levels in a market that is generally struggling for liquidity.

Turnover was at $93.43 million with more than half coming from Econet at $51.44 million. Econet also led on volume at 3.6 million shares. Activity levels were lower at 337 with most trades being low value driven by retail investors.  Foreign sales were at $12.53 million against buys of $3.52 million.

At close, the All-Share Index was down 0.61% to 3 558.13 in a session where losses were marginal. The worst performer, Mash Holdings, dropped 7.96% to 75.48c.  The Medium Cap index was down 0.08% to 7 855.60 with performance restricted by gains in Lafarge which added gained 19.85% to 1 570.00c and First Capital Bank up 5.63% 169.89c.

There were gains however in the Small Cap Index closed 1.18% firmer to 13 056.51.


This was on the back of gains in Unifreight which was up 20.00% to 46.20c and Turnall up 6.42% to 101.00c. However, Star Africa, which is due to announce a new majority shareholder closed in the negative after it lost 4.69% to 28.23c.

Retail giant OK Zimbabwe was down 7.53% to end the session at 1 484.67c reducing its year-to-date gains to 65.46%. Padenga suffered a 4.53% loss in the session to 2 503.25c and CBZ closed 1.83% weaker at 10 700.00c. Econet shed 0.97% to 1 426.61c. These losses left the Top 10 index 0.91% lower at 2 197.66.

Losses in the index were curtailed by gains in Cassava, Delta, Innscor and FBC. Delta was up 1.32% to 3 353.45c. Financial stock FBC put on a marginal 0.04% to 1 800.67c and Innscor added put on 2.85% to 4 126.34c.

The Old Mutual Top 10 Index ETF was down 1.05% in the day to end the session at 139.00c after 2.3 million units worth $3.2 million were traded in 17 trades.-Financial Express.

Risers Price % Change Fallers Price % Change
Unifreight  $0.4620   +20.00%▲ Mash Holdings $0.7548 -07.96%▼
Lafarge  $15.7000   +19.85%▲ OK Zim $14.8467 -07.53%▼
Simbisa  $18.6434   +07.06%▲ SeedCo $30.5091 -04.96%▼
RTG  $1.5000   +06.70%▲ Proplastics $14.9972 -04.85%▼
Turnall  $1.0099   +06.42%▲ StarAfrica $0.2823 -04.69%▼