Econet, Old Mutual lift ZSE turnover as mini-bull run continues

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HARARE – Strong turnover from Econet and Old Mutual saw ZSE transcation value rise past the psychological US$1 million mark at $27.9 million as the mini-bull run continued on Tuesday.

Stocks closed the day higher on across the board gains with the market breadth stuck in positive territory. A total of 27 stocks were traded with 2 trading in the negative and 25 in the positive.

Econet led the turnover contribution at $12.27 million and Old Mutual was at $11.01 million. The two counters accounted for 82.45% of the total turnover for the day. Foreigners were net buyers at $6.26 million against sales of $483 243. Total trade count was at 164.

The ZSE All Share Index gained 4.35% to 264.60. The Top 10 Index gained 5.10% to 234.31 after positive trades in Padenga, Old Mutual and Econet.

The Small Cap Index rose 5.25% to 768.37. Penny stock Zimpapers led the risers gaining 19.92% to 28.30c. Brick maker, Willdale recovered 19.82% to 5.44c.

Medium Cap was up 2.61% to 325.52 with FBC and Meikles gaining 18.96% and 17.74% to settle at 80.00c and 364.99c respectively.

However, Dawn, with a trade count of 1, was 19.79% lower to 7.50c.

The Minings Index eased 0.83% to 344.30.

For the sub-indices Dawn Properties pulled down the Real Estate index as it closed -5.66% to 328.26 points. Zimpapers and Dairibord pulled the Consumer Discretionary index in the positive with a +10.13% rise to close the day with 482.27 points. Econet gave the ICT index a positive close as it gained +4.94% to end the day at 500.73 points.

INDEX   VALUE   CHANGE
ZSE Financials Index   460.54     +3.88%▲
ZSE Consumer Discretionary Index   482.27   +10.13%▲
ZSE Consumers Staples Index   260.21     +3.81%▲
ZSE Industrials Index (New)   473.81     +0.00%▲
ZSE ICT Index   500.73     +4.94%▲
ZSE Materials Index   295.54     +2.50%▲
ZSE Real Estate Index   328.26      -5.66%▼

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