Friday, May 05, 2006

Bull market for Nairobi shares

The Kengen IPO has been a tsunami of sorts for the Kenyan financial system. First it soaked up a record amount of cash - dragging down share prices and the stock market in the process as it soaked up liquidity in the market.

Now with subscribers getting at most 5,000 shares each of Kengen stock, over 18 billion shillings will be returned to investors. A recent Indian IPO survey found that 2/3 of investors used their IPO refunds to invest in the stock market.

Ther market has already started rising with smart investors already taking positions in everything and bidding shares up to record highs (ARM up 8, Kenya Airways up 7, KPLC up 6, CFC up 3.5, HFCK up 2.5, Mumias up 6, and KCB up 16 shillings today) in anticipation of selling them once the Kengen refund wave pushes share prices even higher later this month.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I had thought of it and should have wisely bought HFCK instead of going all out for kengen! Guess am learning!!
Thanks for all updates

kamujinga said...

Kenya airways will really shoot up, way I see things. Their financial year end was March 31, so results should be out any day. Half year, they were up 50%. That means they could have EPS of about Shs 12... on a bullish multiple of 20, that would value the shares at 240 each!!! Watch this space - that share is ready for takeoff

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