- Nairobi Stock Exchange
The Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE) is the principal stock exchange of Kenya. It began in 1954 as an oversees stock exchange while Kenya was still a British colony with permission of the London Stock Exchange. The NSE is a member of the African Stock Exchanges Association. It is Africa's fourth largest stock exchange in terms of trading volumes, and fifth in terms of market capitalization as a percentage of GDP. The Exchange works in cooperation with the Uganda Securities Exchange and the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange, including the crosslisting of various equities.
The exchange has pre-market sessions from 09:00am to 09:30am and normal trading sessions from 09:30am to 03:00pm on all days of the week except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays declared by the Exchange in advance.
The NSE's offices and trading floor are located at the Nation Centre along Kimathi Street. Trading is done through the Electronic Trading System (ETS) which was commissioned in 2006. A Wide Area Network (WAN) platform was implemented in 2007 and this eradicated the need for brokers to send their staff (dealers) to the trading floor to conduct business. Trading is now mainly conducted from the brokers' offices through the WAN. However, brokers under certain circumstances can still conduct trading from the floor of the NSE.
Two indices are popularly used to measure performance. The NSE 20-Share Index has been in use since 1964 and measures the performance of 20 blue-chip companies with strong fundamentals and which have consistently returned positive financial results. Included in the Index are Mumias Sugar, Express Kenya, Rea Vipingo, Sasini Tea, CMC Holdings, Kenya Airways, Safaricom, Nation Media Group, Barclays Bank Kenya, Equity Bank, Kenya Commercial Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Bamburi Cement, British American Tobacco, Kengen, Centum Investment Company, East African Breweries, EA Cables, Kenya Power & Lighting Company Ltd. and Athi River Mining. This index primarily focuses on price changes for these 20 companies.
In 2008, the Nairobi Stock Exchange All Share Index (NASI) was introduced as an alternative index. Its measure is an overall indicator of market performance. The Index incorporates all the traded shares of the day. Its attention is therefore on the overall market capitalization rather than the price movements of select counters.
There is however a third Index; the AIG 27 Index that compares price movements of 27 companies identified as relatively stable. The rational behind the index compares to that of the NSE 20-Share Index. But whereas the AIG is primarily defined by the AIG company (a financial service company and part of the AIG Group), the 20-share Index is from the NSE itself.
Stock listings as of October 2010:
Main investments market listings
Symbol Listing Notes KAZU Kakuzi Limited Coffee, tea, passionfruit, avocados, citrus, pineapple, others RVP Rea Vipingo Sisal Estate Sisal STC Sasini Tea and Coffee Tea, coffee
Commercial and Services
Symbol Listing Notes ACES Access Kenya Group Internet service provider CARG Car & General Kenya Automobiles, engineering, agriculture CMC CMC Holdings Automobile distribution HBL Hutchings Biemer Limited Furniture KAL Kenya Airways Kenya's flagship airline; crosslisted at Uganda Securities Exchange and Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange MSHA Marshalls East Africa Automobile assembly NMG Nation Media Group Newspapers, magazines, radio stations, television stations SCOM Safaricom Mobile telephony SCAN Scangroup Advertising and marketing STDN Standard Group Limited Publishing TPS TPS Serena Hotels & resorts UCHU Uchumi Supermarkets Supermarkets
Industrial and allied
Finance and Investment
Symbol Listing Notes BARC Barclays Bank (Kenya) Banking, finance ICDC Centum Investment Company Investments CFCO CFC Stanbic Holdings Banking, finance DTK Diamond Trust Bank Group Banking, finance EQTY Equity Bank Group Banking, finance; crosslisted at the Uganda Securities Exchange HOUS Housing Finance Company Mortgage financing JUBI Jubilee Holdings Limited Insurance, investments; crosslisted at the Uganda Securities Exchange KCBK Kenya Commercial Bank Group Banking & finance. Crosslisted on the Uganda Securities Exchange, the Dar-es-Salaam Stock Exchange and the Rwanda Over The Counter Exchange KRIN Kenya Re-Insurance Corporation Reinsurance NABK National Bank of Kenya Banking, finance NINC National Industrial Credit Bank Banking, finance OLYM Olympia Capital Holdings Construction and building materials PAIC Pan Africa Insurance Holdings Insurance SCBK Standard Chartered Bank Kenya Banking, finance TRCY TransCentury Investments Investments
Alternative markets investment segment
Symbol Listing Notes BAUM A Baumann and Company Machinery distribution and marketing, investments BRWI City Trust Limited Financial services EGAD Eaagads Limited Coffee growing and sales EXPK Express Kenya Limited Logistics KAPC Kapchorua Tea Company Limited Tea growing, processing and marketing KOL Kenya Orchards Limited Fruit growing, preservation and distribution, fruit-juice manufacture and marketing LIMR Limuru Tea Company Limited Tea growing GWKL Williamson Tea Kenya Limited Tea growing, processing and distribution
Fixed income security market segment
Symbol Listing Notes -- Government of Kenya Treasury Bond -- -- Government Infrastructure Bond -- -- EADB Bond -- -- Faulu Kenya Floating Rate Notes -- -- PTA Bank Floating Rate Bond -- -- Athi River Mining Medium Term Floating Rate Notes -- -- Barclays Bank (Kenya) Medium Term Floating Rate Notes -- -- Sasini Limited Corporate Bond -- -- Mabati Rolling Mills Corporate Bond -- -- CFC Stanbic Bank Senior & Subordinated Bonds -- -- Shelter Afrique Medium Term Unsecured Notes -- -- Kengen Public Infrastructure Bond --
- Website of Nairobi Stock Exchange
- Website of Kenya Capital Markets Authority
- Website of KenInvest (Investment trade Association)
- Profile of NSE at MBendi
- Website of African Stock Exchanges Association
currency = Kenyan shilling
- ^ "NSE - 4th largest Exchange in Africa". millenniumit.com. Archived from the original on November 3, 2006. http://web.archive.org/web/20061103152926/http://www.millenniumit.com/esp/news_7.php. Retrieved October 16, 2006.
- ^ Market Hours, Nairobi Stock Exchange via Wikinvest
- ^ Main Market Listings
- ^ Sameer Africa Limited Engaged Primarily In Tires and Tubes
- ^ - TransCentury To List on 14 July 2011
- ^ Alternative Markets Investment Segment
- ^ Fixed Income Listings
Economy Sectors and industries:
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