The uptake of Covid-19 vaccines over the past few weeks have increased over the past few weeks which is a positive sign for the business as their long term welfare depends on a successful vaccination campaign and a return to normalcy.
As of yesterday, 6157 received their 1st dose today bringing cumulative for 1st dose to 123 454 while 453 received their 2nd dose bringing cumulative for 2nd dose to 22 056. Zimbabwe is chasing a 10 million target to achieve herd immunity.
The All Share Index was down 0.77% to close at 4,454.78 as the index was weighed down by the heavyweight index. Losses in Padenga, Econet, Innscor and Cassava left the Top 10 index reeling in the red as the most loser in the day.
Padenga lost 9.36% to end the session at 2,686.44c, and telecommunication giant Econet eased 5.09% to 2,066.57c. Conglomerate Innscor saw its share price close 2.07% weaker at 7,030.87c and fintech company Cassava slid 1.39% to 1,370.00c.
Trading in the positive was Hippo which gained 2.53% to 15,000.00c coupled by marginal gains in Delta, OK Zimbabwe and banking stock FBC.
Medium cap stock Masimba put on 8.33% to $16.9000 as Mash Holdings added 6.60% to $1.9192. Diversified firm ART, which is trading under a cautionary gained 2.91% to $5.9775.
In the red was Edgars and Willdale which eased 9.18% and 6.78% to 309.60c and 100.00c respectively. these losses left the Mid Cap index 0.30% weaker at 10,722.20.
General Beltings led today’s risers with 9.04% to 73.30c leaving the Small Cap Index being the only gaining index as it added 0.45% to 47,566.21.
In the previous week a bullish sentiment prevailed on the ZSE. The ASI jumped another 4.75%. Daily average turnover significantly declined a bit to around ZWL 80.6m from ZWL 93m the week before.-HARARE