In the battle of opposites, three weeks into trading on the Lusaka Stock Exchange. Yet another week of the bond market overshadowing the equities market recording a 99% score to 1%. There is more bond trading than there was around this time last year, this may be attributed to the increase in investor confidence in the economy and strengthening of the Zambian Kwacha.
In the week ended 16th September 2022, a total of 1,288,765 shares were transacted in 327 trades, yielding a market turnover of K5,191,062. Trading activity was recorded in BATA, COPPERBELT ENERGY CORPORATION, CHILANGA CEMENT, MADISON FINANCIAL SERVICES, PUMA ENERGY, REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT HOLDINGS ZAMBIA, STANDARD CHARTERED ZAMBIA, SHOPRITE HOLDINGS, ZAMBIAN BREWERIES, ZCCM INVESTMENT HOLDINGS, ZAMBIA FORESTRY and FOREST CORPORATION, ZAMBEEF, ZAMBIA METAL FABRICATORS, ZANACO, ZAMBIA SUGAR and CEC AFRICA on quoted tier. The LuSE All Share Index (LASI) closed at 7,211.23 points. The market closed on a capitalization of K72,320,869,731 including Shoprite Holdings and K37,538,184,291 excluding Shoprite Holdings.
Bonds of total face value of K858,667,000 were transacted in 86 trades, resulting in a market value sales of K591,790,560.