Best Shares in Kenya for Investors in the Last Quarter

The Nairobi Securities Exchange is home to some of the largest companies in Kenya and East Africa.

These are the best performing companies in the last QUARTER.

The Kenya Power & Lighting Company Plc formerly (Kenya Power & Lighting Company Limited) (Kenya Power or KPLC) is an electricity company in Kenya with interests in geothermal, hydro and thermal power generation as well as power generated from solar and wind sources. Formerly known as East Africa Power & Lighting Limited, the company changed its name to The Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited in 1983.

  • ★ 1 YEAR return: -14.86%
  • ★ 1 WEEK return: -1.97%
  • ★ 3 MONTH return: 2.05%
  • ★ 1 MONTH return: -19.89%
Latest Price: 1.49 -0.67%

Mumias Sugar Company Limited is the largest sugar manufacturer in Kenya producing about 250 000 metric tonnes (42%) of the estimated 600 000 metric tonnes of annual national output. Its own sugarcane plantations provide up to 7% of its annual output; its primary source of sugarcane is grown by outgrowers with some 400 square kilometers under cultivation Mumias Sugar Company co-generates over 30 megawatts of electricity which is used for its own operations and surplus is sold into the national electricity grid.

  • ★ 1 YEAR return: 3.70%
  • ★ 1 WEEK return: 0.00%
  • ★ 3 MONTH return: 3.70%
  • ★ 1 MONTH return: 0.00%
Latest Price: 0.28

Uchumi Supermarkets Limited is a leading retail company in Kenya which sells food, non-food and textile products as well as general merchandise through a network of Uchumi retail outlets. The company also provides property management services.

  • ★ 1 YEAR return: 8.70%
  • ★ 1 WEEK return: -10.71%
  • ★ 3 MONTH return: 4.17%
  • ★ 1 MONTH return: -7.41%
Latest Price: 0.25 -7.41%

Kakuzi Limited grows, packs and sells avocados in Kenya. The company also has interests in growing, cracking and selling macadamia nuts; growing tea and producing tea products; and growing and selling pineapples.

  • ★ 1 YEAR return: -1.30%
  • ★ 1 WEEK return: 10.00%
  • ★ 3 MONTH return: 4.57%
  • ★ 1 MONTH return: -0.48%
Latest Price: 418.00

East African Portland Cement Company Limited manufactures and sells cement for the building and construction sectors in East Africa. The company produces a range of cement products including Portland cement and Portland pozzolanic cement for cementing, mortar and concreate building applications.

  • ★ 1 YEAR return: 14.00%
  • ★ 1 WEEK return: 1.27%
  • ★ 3 MONTH return: 5.84%
  • ★ 1 MONTH return: 1.01%
Latest Price: 7.98

Standard Chartered Bank Limited is a financial services institution in Kenya offering banking products and services to the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The financial institution is a subsidiary of Standard Chartered Bank Limited and has a presence in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.

  • ★ 1 YEAR return: 13.06%
  • ★ 1 WEEK return: 3.02%
  • ★ 3 MONTH return: 6.23%
  • ★ 1 MONTH return: 4.88%
Latest Price: 145.00 0.52%

Nairobi Business Venture (NBV) Limited deals primarily in the sale of imported leather shoes and leather accessories which are rebranded und the name KShoes (previously ‘Kwanza’ shoes). The shoes and accessories are imported from China and India and rebranded for the Kenyan domestic market.

  • ★ 1 YEAR return: -39.83%
  • ★ 1 WEEK return: 5.25%
  • ★ 3 MONTH return: 6.49%
  • ★ 1 MONTH return: -6.96%
Latest Price: 3.61 0.84%

Olympia Capital Holdings Limited manufactures and sells products for the home restoration, building and construction sectors in Kenya. Products in its range include floor tiles, PVC windows and door frames, cleaning chemicals, adhesives as well as fire prevention equipment and water pumps sold through its subsidiary, Mather & Platt (Kenya) Limited.

  • ★ 1 YEAR return: 55.80%
  • ★ 1 WEEK return: -6.00%
  • ★ 3 MONTH return: 8.46%
  • ★ 1 MONTH return: 13.25%
Latest Price: 2.82 6.82%

East African Breweries PLC brews and produces alcoholic beverages made from malt and barley and sells them to domestic markets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan. Products in its range include Tusker, Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Tusker Premium Cider, Pilsner Lager, Pilsner Ice Lager, White Cap Lager, White Cap Light, Windhoek Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Senator Lager, Guinness, Balozi Lager, Kibo Gold and Allsopps Lager.

  • ★ 1 YEAR return: 8.01%
  • ★ 1 WEEK return: -0.90%
  • ★ 3 MONTH return: 9.44%
  • ★ 1 MONTH return: -1.20%
Latest Price: 165.25 -0.45%

NCBA Group Plc is a financial services institution in Kenya offering banking products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate sectors. It also offers stock brokerage, bancassurance, leasing and investment banking services through operations in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

  • ★ 1 YEAR return: 32.19%
  • ★ 1 WEEK return: 7.58%
  • ★ 3 MONTH return: 12.20%
  • ★ 1 MONTH return: 3.65%
Latest Price: 32.65 -1.66%

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