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Kenya Power & Lighting Co Plc Ord (NSE: KPLC)

Updated 5 May 2022
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Overview of Kenya Power and Lighting Company Plc

Kenya Power and Lighting Company Plc is a national electric utility company listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) and is involved in the transmission, distribution and retail of electricity.

Today, Kenya Power and Lighting Company Plc has interests in geothermal, hydro and thermal power generation as well as power generated from solar and wind sources. Kenya Power and Lighting Company Plc is managing electric metering, licensing, billing, emergency electricity services and customer relations as well as offering optic fiber connectivity to telecommunication companies.

The history of Kenya Power and Lighting Company Plc goes back to January 6, 1922 when it was founded.

Kenya Power and Lighting Company Plc has its head offices at Stima Plaza, Kolobot Road, Parklands, Nairobi, Kenya.

Kenya Power and Lighting Company Plc has a staff complement of about 10,480 and renders its services in Nairobi, Coast, West Kenya and Mount Kenya.

The current CEO of Kenya Power and Lighting Company Plc is Kenneth Tarus.

Kenya Power and Lighting Company Plc ‘s equity stocks are for sale online on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) under the stock symbol KPLC.

Kenya Power and Lighting Company Plc forms part of the Conventional Electricity Industry and the Utilities Sector of the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE).

Kenya Power and Lighting Company Plc is the issuer of Kenya Power & Lighting Co Plc Ord stocks (KPLC), Kenya Power 7% Preference Shares and Kenya Power 4% Preference stocks on the Nairobi Securities Exchange.

Kenya Power and Lighting Company Plc Stock Performance

The current price for Kenya Power & Lighting Co Plc Ord stocks on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) is 1.69 Kenyan Shilling (KES).

KPLC stocks closed a recent trading day (22 October 2021) at 1.69 KES per share on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), experiencing a 0.6% drop from its previous closing price of 1.70 KES.

An analysis of financial data of Kenya Power & Lighting Co Plc Ord showed that the company has a total market capitalisation of 3.3 Billion KES, with a Price/Earning ratio of -3.52 and earnings per share of -0.48 KES. A total of 1.95 Billion shares were outstanding.

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

According to an analysis on the live chart of Kenya Power & Lighting Co Plc Ord, analysts forecast further improved performance for the Utilities sector with market share growing as trading volumes increase.

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Highlights of Kenya Power & Lighting Co Plc Ord in 2021

Kenya Power & Lighting Co Plc Ord started the current financial year (2021) with a share price of 1.71 Kenyan Shilling (KES) on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), and it has lost 1.17 % in value on its price valuation, ranking 38th on the NSE where its year-to-date performance is concerned.

Kenya Power & Lighting Co Plc Ord is currently the second most-traded stock on the NSE and it has experienced a total trading volume of more than 93 million shares, which were finalised in 3,899 deals and were valued at a total of 141 million Kenyan Shilling (KES) over the recent three month period from July to October 2021, with an average of 1.48 million shares in each trading session.

During the same period a volume high of 24.4 million was achieved on 12 August and a low of 46,100 on 23 August.

How to buy Kenya Power & Lighting Co Plc Ord 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 Kenya Power & Lighting Co Plc Ord 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, “KPLC”.
  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.

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