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British American Tobacco Kenya Plc (NSE: BAT)

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Updated 5 May 2022

Overview of British American Tobacco Kenya Plc

British American Tobacco Kenya Plc is a Kenya-based company listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) that is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes and tobacco. British American Tobacco Kenya Plc manufactures and sells cigarettes to distributors and fellow subsidiaries of the parent company, British American Tobacco Plc.

The history of British American Tobacco Kenya Plc goes back to 1907 when it was founded and known as BAT Kenya Limited. It listed on 1 January 1969 and changed its name to British American Tobacco Kenya Limited in 1998.

Today, British American Tobacco Kenya Plc’s portfolio of products and services are diversified in more sectors of the Consumer Goods value chain and include the following: Cigarettes and other tobacco products in its product range like Dunhill, Rothmans, Embassy, Sportsman, SM, Safari and Rooster and a local cigarette brand, Embassy, produced for the Kenyan market.

British American Tobacco Kenya Plc has its head offices at 08 Likoni Road, Industrial Area, Nairobi, Kenya and exports its products to 13 countries in the African sub-region.

The current executive leadership of British American Tobacco Kenya Plc includes Rita Kavashe as Chairperson of the Board and Philemon Kipkemoi as Finance Director and Executive Director.

British American Tobacco Kenya Plc’s equity stocks are for sale online on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) under the stock symbol BAT.

British American Tobacco Kenya Plc forms part of the Tobacco Industry and the Consumer Goods Sector of the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE).


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British American Tobacco Kenya Plc Stock Performance

The current price for British American Tobacco Kenya Plc stocks on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) is 435.50 Kenyan Shilling (KES).

BAT stocks closed a recent trading day (22 October 2021) at 435.50 KES per share on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), experiencing a 0.5 % drop from its previous closing price of 437.50 KES.

An analysis of financial data of British American Tobacco Kenya Plc showed that the company has a total market capitalisation of 43.6 Billion KES, with a Price/Earning ratio of 7.89 and earnings per share of 55.18 KES. A total of 100 Million shares were outstanding.

British American Tobacco Kenya Plc reported 2021 year-half operating profits of 3,904 million KES, with gross revenues of 20,245 million KES, both improvements on the period that ended in December 2020. The profits after tax was 2,698 million KES, up from the 2,608 million KES for December 2020.

With an increase of earnings per share and reliable profits over a period, investors who want to buy or sell British American Tobacco Kenya Plc stocks can look forward to more profitable dividends and earnings in times to come.

According to an analysis on the live chart of British American Tobacco Kenya Plc, analysts forecast further improved performance for the Consumer Goods sector with market share growing as trading volumes increase.

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Highlights of British American Tobacco Kenya Plc in 2021

British American Tobacco Kenya Plc started the current financial year (2021) with a share price of 361.00 Kenyan Shilling (KES) on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), and it has gained 20.6 % in value on its price valuation, ranking ninth on the NSE where its year-to-date performance is concerned.

British American Tobacco Kenya Plc is currently the 33rd most-traded stock on the NSE and it has experienced a total trading volume of more than 754,100 shares, which were finalised in 349 deals and were valued at a total of 337 million Kenyan Shilling (KES) over the recent three month period from July to October 2021, with an average of 11,970 shares in each trading session.

During the same period a volume high of 190,100 was achieved on 19 October.

How to buy British American Tobacco Kenya Plc stocks – Step by Step

The stock market is one of the most attractive financial markets that sees millions of retail investors and traders participating daily. To buy, sell or trade British American Tobacco Kenya Plc stocks on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), traders and investors can follow a few simple steps:

  1. Find the share that you want to buy, in this case, “BAT”.
  2. Select a forex broker that offers access to the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE).
  3. Review the broker’s trading conditions, fees, deposit and withdrawal methods, trading platform, customer support, regulation, and other components to ensure that they are aligned with your trading plan.
  4. Open a live trading account with the broker by completing the online application form and providing the necessary documentation to verify the trading account.
  5. Once your account has been activated, you are ready to make your first share purchase through the broker.
  6. From here you can start to build and diversify your portfolio by buying more shares.

FAQs

The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE)was established in 1954 as the leading stock exchange in East Africa and offers world class trading facilities for local and foreign investors looking to gain exposure to the country’s rising economy.

The bourse is based in the capital of Kenya, one of the fastest-growing economies in Sub-Saharan Africa. The NSE operates under the jurisdiction of the Capital Markets Authority of Kenya and is overseen by a board of directors.

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