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Williamson Tea Kenya Ltd (NSE: WTK)

Nigel Firth
Nigel Frith trader
Updated 5 May 2022

What is Williamson Tea Kenya Ltd

Williamson Tea Kenya Ltd is a Kenyan company engaged in the cultivation, manufacture and distribution of tea in the country and exports to international markets.

The history of Williamson Tea Kenya Ltd goes back to 1952 when it was founded, and it was first listed on 1 January 1972.

Williamson Tea Kenya Ltd operates the Changoi tea farm that is located in the area of the Great Rift Valley, the Kapchorua tea farm, located on the Nandi hills, the Kaimosi farm located in the North Nandi District, as well as the Tinderet farm that is located in the vicinity of Great Rift Valley.

The head office of Williamson Tea Kenya Ltd is in Nairobi, Kenya and the company is a subsidiary of Ngong Tea Holdings Limited.

Williamson Tea Kenya Ltd is a fifth-generation tea farming business that is still dedicated to the growing of high quality green tea leaf and produces a variety of loose-leaf tea and loose-leaf teabags. Well-known brands in its extensive product range include Duchess Grey, Traditional Afternoon, Lifeboat Tea, Kenya Earth, Green Earl Grey, Purple Blush, Mint Garden, Earl Grey Purple, Purple Matcha and Green Matcha.

Williamson Tea Kenya Plc also has a diversified portfolio in more sectors of the value chain with interests in property investment and has a division that sells and services generators.

Williamson Tea Kenya Ltd.’s equity stocks are for sale online on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) under the stock symbol WTK.

The current executive leadership of Williamson Tea Kenya Ltd includes Ezekiel N. K. Wanjama as Non-Executive Chairman, Alan L. Carmichael as Managing Director and Executive Director, and Samuel Ndungu Thumbi as Farm Director and Executive Director.

Williamson Tea Kenya Ltd forms part of the Consumer Goods Sector.

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Williamson Tea Kenya Ltd Stock Performance

The current price for Williamson Tea Kenya Ltd stocks is 134.00 KES. The company has a total market capitalisation of 2,346,693,760 KES, with a P/E ratio of -16.85 and earnings per share of -8.31 KES. A total of 17.5 million shares are outstanding.

When WTK closed its trading day on Thursday 9 September 2021 at 134.00 KES per share on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), it was recording a 5.8% drop from its previous closing price of 142.25 KES.

An analysis of financial data of Williamson Tea Kenya Ltd showed that the company experienced a one week stock price gain of 4.48%, 6.87% over 4 weeks, 4.48% over 3 months, 3.7% over 6 months, and 8.53% over one year.

With an increase of earnings per share and steady profits within the period, investors who want to buy or sell Williamson Tea Kenya Ltd stocks can be assured of profitable dividends and earnings in years to come.

According to an analysis on the live chart of Williamson Tea Kenya Ltd, analysts forecast further improvement in performance for the consumer goods sector with market share growing as trading volumes may increase.

Highlights of Williamson Tea Kenya Ltd in 2021

Williamson Tea Kenya Ltd opened the year with a share price of 130.25 KES, and it has gained 2.88 % in value on its price valuation, ranking 34th on the NSE with its year-to-date performance.

Williamson Tea Kenya Ltd is currently the 49th most-traded stock on the NSE and has experienced a total trading volume of more than 78,200 shares, which were finalized in 157 deals and valued at a total of 10.9 million KES over a three month period between June and September 2021, with an average of 1,241 shares in each of the trading sessions.

For the same period Williamson Tea Kenya Ltd experienced a volume high of 9 000 on 8 July.

Williamson Tea Kenya Ltd saw a 52 week high stock price of 152.25 KES and a 52 week low price of 119.75 KES, indicating a 52 week growth of 8.94%. The Year to date growth is 2.88%.

How to buy Williamson Tea Kenya Ltd stocks – Step by Step

The stock market is still one of the most popular financial markets that attracts millions of retail investors and participating traders daily. To buy, sell or trade Williamson Tea Kenya Ltd stocks, traders and investors should follow a few easy steps:

  • Select a forex broker that offers access to the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE).
  • 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
  • Open a live trading account with the broker by completing the online application form and providing the necessary documentation to verify the trading
  • Find the symbol of the share that you want to buy, in this case, ” WTK”.
  • You can start by making your first share purchase through the broker.
  • You can now continue to buy more shares to build and diversify your portfolio.


The Nairobi Securities Exchange the Stock Exchange in Kenya that was established in 1954 in Nairobi. At the time it was a voluntary association of stockbrokers in the European community and was registered under the Societies Act in British Kenya.

Nigel Firth
Nigel has been in the regulated financial services industry for nearly a decade, has previously owned a financial brokerage and has written many times for sites relating to personal finance and trading.