TSL dominates trade on ZSE

The Tobacco Sales Limited (TSL) last week dominated trade on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) when 27,7 million shares changed hands at the firm, the ZSE has said.

The TSL share price stood at 9 cents on Friday when trade closed for the week. "The Industrial Index stood at 132.03, down from 132.27 on Thursday," the ZSE said. "The Mining Index, on the other hand, stood at 105.67 points ip from the 101.09 points previously."

The ZSE said SeedCo Limited had 3 cents up on the share price to end the week at 85,00 cents. It said 40 counters traded, 11 gained, 10 shed while 19 were unchanged last week.

The 17,5 percent gain in Rio Zimbabwe Limited (Rio) to trade at 47,00 cents pushed the Mining Index to 3,65 percent to 105,67 points.

Falcon Gold Zimbabwe Limited (Falgold) traded at its previous price of 35,00 cents while Bindura Corporation Limited (Bindura) and Hwange Colliery Company Limited (Hwange) did not trade, the ZSE said.

On Wednesday, last week Imara Edwards Securities (Private) Limited (Imara) said the Mining Index had bashed the 100 point mark, which was history this year.

The Industrial Index stood at 132.04 points on Wednesday up from 131.72 points previously. The Mining Index, on the other hand, stood at 101.68 points on Wednesday up from 97.20 points previously.

"For the second consecutive day, both the indices traded firmer with the Industrial Index putting on 0,24 percent and the Mining Index, 4,61 percent, respectively," Imara said.

The Industrial Index was supported by Delta Corporation Limited (Delta) and Pretoria Portland Cement Limited (PPC) that added 1 cent each. The Mining Index breached the 100 point mark to trade at 101.68 points largely due to a 4 cent gain in Falcon Gold Zimbabwe Limited (Falgold).

However, turnover was marginally lower at $726,312.23," Imara said in its Report On Tuesday, however, turnover opened the week below the $1 million mark ay $755,852 and most of the value was in a few counters.

Imara said these counters included Delta Corporation Limited (Delta), Insscor Corporation Limited (Innscor), and Zimplow Limited (Zimplow) where some shares changed hands on Friday last week.

The Industrial Index was 131.31 points down from 131.55 points on Friday. The Mining Index, on the other hand, stood at 96.44 points down from 90.90 on Friday.

"There were minor losses in AICO Africa Limited (AICO), Cafca Limited, and Old Mutual Limited (Old Mutual) which dragged the Industrial Index 0,18 percent downwards to close at 131.31 points," Imara said.

"Demand for Falgold persisted as the counter was again quoted higher at 30 cents to propel the Industrial Index 6,09 percent upwards to 90.90 points in spite of there being no trades in any listed miners."

On Friday Imara said the market had ended the week on a disappointing note, with trades worth a mere $294,459.38 being traded. The Industrial Index stood at 131.55 points, down from 132.48 points previously.

The Mining Index, on the other hand, on Friday stood at 90.90 points, which was similar to the 90.90 points previously. "The dry spell is likely to be witnessed for some time to come," Imara said.

Post published in: Business

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *