Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Shares Portfolio August 2011

Comparing changes to three months ago and since then, investor confidence has dipped following rising food & fuel prices, power rationing and a sliding shilling.

The Stable

Barclays Bank ↓
Bralirwa Breweries (Rwanda) ↑
British-American Investments (Britak) ↔
Diamond Trust Bank ↓
East African Breweries (EABL) ↓
Kenya Airways ↓
Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) ↓
Kenya Oil Company (Kenol) ↑
Scangroup ↓
Stanbic (Uganda) ↓
Uchumi Supermarkets ↓

Review: The Portfolio is down 5% in the last three months while the NSE 20 Share Index is down 12%
- Best performer: Bralirwa 33% (this Q), then Kenol 22%
- Worst performer: Uchumi -39%, Diamond Trust -26%
- In: Britak, Safaricom
- Out: None
- Increase: None
- Decrease: None

Splits: Barclays
Bonus: Diamond Trust , Scangroup, and Stanbic Uganda
Dividend: KCB, Diamond Trust, Bralirwa, Kenol Scangroup, Stanbic
- Uchumi re-listed after five years of suspension.
- Took on the new IPO from Britak IPO (results on August 23), but passed on other new listings from Transcentury and Bank of Kigali. Meanwhile there are no privatizations on the table from the Government of Kenya
- NSE companies are making efforts to clean up their shareholder registers, with a view to applying dividends that have been unclaimed for several years to their reserves, otherwise they will have to be surrendered to the Government

Data: The NSE has stopped sharing free price lists, which now makes it harder to access daily market data. Meanwhile the CDSC has stepped up with investor awareness, and you now get a SMS notification of trades (shares sold/bought)

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