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No easy walk for Standard Group

The Standard Group announced its results ending 2013 seeing a 33% rise in turnover. Circulation revenue grew by 6%, print advertising recorded a 41% growth and TV advertising revenue grew by 72%. The group managed to record a 13% rise in profits before tax

1:41 am Monday April 14, 2014 – Rufus Mwanyasi (Synergy Systems)

Tea stocks absorb blow of falling tea prices.

Listed tea companies have faced a tough operating environment in the recent past. Unpredictable weather, uncertain market demand and falling tea prices have significantly affected sales and profitability. Nevertheless their respective market prices have continued to defy the odds to register market beating returns.

1:38 pm Tuesday April 08, 2014 – Rufus Mwanyasi (Synergy Systems)

Total's Trend Reversal to Profitability

Total Kenya shares jumped 11.96% during last week's trading session to reach KES 25.75 after the oil marketer announced its full year results ending 2013. The results which showed a return to profitability saw the oil marketer post a profit before tax of KES 2.08 billion eventually bringing to an end a two year loss-making streak.

10:55 am Saturday April 05, 2014 – Rufus Mwanyasi (Synergy Systems)

Kenya Insurance Companies Analysis

Kenya insurance companies have been reporting their 2013 full year earnings. We expected impressive performance from the insurance companies considering a favorable environment in 2013 for good returns in investments especially in equities.

8:55 am Monday March 31, 2014 – Cannon Asset Managers (Cannon Asset Managers)

The Efficiency Factor in Kenya's Listed Banks

Continued investments in technology-based service delivery channels such as mobile and internet banking services has enabled banks to cut on operational costs and boost efficiency.

1:00 am Monday March 31, 2014 – Rufus Mwanyasi (Synergy Systems)

Nairobi Securities Exchange Stock Picks - March 2014

Nairobi Securities Exchange Stock Picks - March 2014

8:29 am Tuesday March 25, 2014 – Cannon Asset Managers (Cannon Asset Managers)

Excellent balancing act by Coop Bank in 2013

Coop Bank reported a 17.9% rise in net profit for the year ended December 31 2013. The bank posted a profit of KES 9.1 billion up from KES 7.7 billion the previous year.

8:50 am Saturday March 22, 2014 – Odhiambo Ramogi (Elim Consulting)

Trading oil stocks using correlation strategy

2013 saw the two listed oil firms display mixed performance at the bourse. Share prices of both firms have continued to display contrasting performance despite more or less similar fundamental performance.

8:53 am Friday March 21, 2014 – Rufus Mwanyasi (Synergy Systems)

Carbacid fails to pass the acid test

Carbacid released its mid year results to January 2014. The manufacturer produced a profit of 235 compared to 264 in the first half of last financial year, a 10.98% decline.

7:09 pm Thursday March 20, 2014 – Odhiambo Ramogi (Elim Consulting)

Jubilee; market leader trailing in profitability

Jubilee holdings announced their full year results for 2013. Net profits grew by 9.56% to stand at KES 2.5 billion. Gross premium revenue stood at 18 billion compared to KES 15.4bn the previous year, a 16.9% growth. Results display a company in the right growth trajectory.

6:49 pm Thursday March 20, 2014 – Odhiambo Ramogi (Elim Consulting)
 

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