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NSE 20-Share Index (^N20I)

End of day - Feb 16, 2018
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End of day - Feb 16, 2018
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A split means that telephone services are offered by one firm while financial services are offered by another. It will empower m-pesa to fight competition, capture larger markets and deliver value
Equity bank is the largest bank in Kenya by customer deposits and the best bank in the world in terms of return on assets. Its success came from strategy to go for the bottom of the pyramid. The greatest threat to equity Bank is poor customer service, but it still is a strong investment destination
If you bought Safaricom shares 5 years ago, you have made a return of close to 600%. Even in the face of competition and split recommendations due to alleged dominance, the company has continued to outperform and is currently by market capitalization, bigger than the combination of all Kenyan banks plus EABL!
For the longest time the Kenyan banks have been the port of call for investors; they were profitable, resilient, and stable and the price gains were attractive. This was especially true for the 6 leading banks. However, for the last three years it seems the fellowship of the gold standard has been haunted by new demons. Have the Kenyan banks lost their shine?
Beyond your emergency fund, you should not put money that you don't plan on using in the near future into a bank savings accounts or merry-go-round scheme since they can't even keep up with inflation. The "rule of 72" offers a simplified way to calculate how long your investment will take to double, given a known annual rate of return.
Interestingly, there are some foreign investors who are waiting for the market to bottom out so they can take full advantage of the bear. Well, Africans only slaughter when the visitors come, so let them. But make sure you are in when the meat is being distributed.
Intelligent investors are busy purchasing stocks now, such that when the market recovers, their portfolio averages will be low enough to start gaining earlier than their counterparts who are waiting to start buying when the hype about markets rebound hits the mainstream news channels.
Kenya Airways' increase in operating costs has led to reduced margins with costs associated with leasing aircrafts and outsourcing services highlighted as the main problem. What is being done to overturn this situation?
REITs are transforming how people are investing especially in the real estate sector around the world. Ultimately, the successful performance of the REITs to a large extent depends on the ability of the owners/agents to successfully operate the underlying properties
Carbacid Investment Limited, a manufacturing and investment company, is a publicly listed company on the Nairobi Securities Exchange, Kenya. The company is the largest supplier of pure natural CO2 in East Africa amid stiff competition. Can it sustain its market share? Is it a good counter to have in your portfolio?

Brief Profile

Market Segment: Nairobi Securities Exchange Indices
Sector: Indices

 The NSE 20 share Index is a price weighted Index calculated as a mean of the top 20 best performing counters. The Constituent Companies are selected based on a weighted market performance during the period under review based on the following criteria: 

  • Trading activity measures: Market Capitalization, Shares Traded, deals/Liquidity and turnover during the period under review are weighted in the ratio of 4:3:2:1 respectively
  • A company must have atleast 20% of its shares quoted at the NSE
  • Must have a minimum market Capitalization of Ksh 20 million
  • A company should ideally be a blue chip with superior profitability and dividend record

Following the review of the NSE 20 share Index constituent companies are as folllows: Saini Ltd, Nation Media Group, WPP Scangroup Ltd, Kenya Commercial Bank, The Cooperative Bank, Diamond Trust Bank Ltd, Barclays Bank Ltd, Equity Bank Ltd, CFC Stanbic Holdings Ltd, East African Breweries Ltd, British American Tobacco Kenya Ltd, Athi River Mining, Bamburi Cement Ltd, Kenol Kobil Ltd, Kenya Power & LightingLtd, Kengen Ltd, British American Investments Company Ltd, CIC Insurance Group, Safaricom Ltd and Centum Investments Ltd.

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