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ABSA - Absa Bank Kenya Plc

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Absa Bank Kenya Plc, formerly Barclays Bank of Kenya Ltd, is a Kenya-based provider of financial services. The bank operates in two segments: Consumer Banking and Corporate Banking. The Consumer Banking segments is engaged in incorporating private customer current accounts, savings, deposits, credit and debit cards, consumer loans and mortgages. The Corporate Banking segment is engaged in incorporating direct debit facilities, current accounts, deposits, overdrafts, loan and other credit facilities, foreign currency dealings and derivative products. Its loans includes Barclayloan, scheme Loan, payroll Loan, salary advance, expatriate loan, secured loan, auto loan and mortgages. Its credit cards include Barclaycard Visa Classic, Barclaycard Visa Gold, Barclays Premier, League card, Company card and Secured Gold. Its business banking includes accounts, loans and business club. Its electronic banking includes Internet banking, mobile banking, cash send and Barclays Pingit.

Absa Bank Kenya Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE). Absa is traded on the NSE under the ticker symbol “ABSA”. The International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) of NSE:ABSA is KE0000000067. Absa Bank Kenya Plc is currently the sixth most valuable stock on the NSE with a market capitalization of KES 64.6 billion, which is about 3.73% of the Nairobi Securities Exchange equity market.

ABSA11.90 ▴ 0.10 (0.85%)
Last Trading Results
Opening Price
Day’s Low Price11.75
Day’s High Price12.00
Traded Volume128,000
Number of Deals55
Gross Turnover1.52M
Growth & Valuation
Earnings Per Share
Price/Earning Ratio
Dividend Per Share
Dividend Yield
Shares Outstanding5.43B
Market Capitalization64.6B
Monetary values are quoted in Kenyan Shilling (KES) unless otherwise stated

ABSA Stock Market Performance


The current share price of Absa Bank Kenya Plc (ABSA) is KES 11.90. ABSA closed its last trading day (Friday, March 24, 2023) at 11.90 KES per share on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), recording a 0.8% gain over its previous closing price of 11.80 KES. Absa began the year with a share price of 12.30 KES but has since lost 3.25% off that price valuation, ranking it 33rd on the NSE in terms of year-to-date performance. Shareholders’ worries are compounded by the fact that ABSA has lost 5% of the stock’s value from February 24th to date.

Absa Bank Kenya is the fifth most traded stock on the Nairobi Securities Exchange over the past three months (Dec 23, 2022 - Mar 24, 2023). ABSA has traded a total volume of 35.7 million shares valued at KES 439 million over the period, with an average of 567,238 traded shares per session. A volume high of 10.6 million was achieved on March 3rd, and a low of 20,900 on December 23rd, for the same period. The table below details the last 10 trading days of activity of Absa Bank Kenya on the Nairobi Securities Exchange.


Profile of Absa Bank Kenya Plc

Absa Bank Kenya Plc operates in the Financials sector, specifically, the Banking industry.

Factsheet of Absa Bank Kenya Plc

The West End Building, Waiyaki Way, P.O. Box 30120, code 00100, Nairobi, Kenya

ABSA Industrial Market Competitors

Absa Bank Kenya Plc, issuers of the ABSA stock on the Nairobi Securities Exchange, have a number of market competitors who are also engaged in the Financials sector and/or Banking industry. The table below presents an overview of the market standing of the top 10 by year-to-date performance.

CodeNameM. Cap.CloseYTD
IMHI&M Holdings Plc28.2B17.05+0.29%
BKGBK Group Plc26.9B30.00-4.76%
KCBKCB Group Limited114B35.50-6.82%
EQTYEquity Group Holdings Limited146B38.65-13.2%
NCBANCBA Group Plc54B32.75-16.8%
SCBKStandard Chartered Bank Limited63.4B167.75+17.5%
GLDAbsa NewGold ETF581M2,325.00+7.39%
HFCKHF Group Limited1.32B3.42+7.21%
SBICStanbic Holdings Limited43.1B109.00+6.86%
CTUMCentum Investment Company5.82B8.74+4.55%

Index of African Stock Exchanges:

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  2. BRVM Stock Exchange
  3. Ghana Stock Exchange
  4. Johannesburg Stock Exchange
  5. Lusaka Securities Exchange
  6. Malawi Stock Exchange
  7. Nairobi Securities Exchange
  8. Nigerian Stock Exchange
  9. Uganda Securities Exchange
  10. Zimbabwe Stock Exchange


  1. PhillipPhillip
    Aug 3, 2022 08:50 GMT

    My mum bought 1000 shares in barclays bank of Kenya in 1990. I have the share certificate to date. What would be the value of such shares today? Was there a redistribution/dilution of shares between then and now?

  2. jamleck kamurijamleck kamuri
    Jul 23, 2021 13:10 GMT

    I am a shareholder, i want to know if you have paid dividend this year year.
    thank you.

  3. DamarisDamaris
    Oct 9, 2020 04:08 GMT


    Where can i find the face value of this share? Its not on the website

    1. Michael KwayisiMichael Kwayisi
      Oct 9, 2020 09:46 GMT

      You're right. That's because it's not such a relevant metric for stock traders. Nevertheless, you should find it on the certificate that came with your share purchase.

  4. christinechristine
    Jun 20, 2020 06:49 GMT

    Has anyone analysed the shares for ABSA and are they worth buying?

  5. sofiasofia
    Jan 28, 2020 10:52 GMT

    what will you opnion on buying barclays shares as they they rebrand to the largest bank in africa.Should i buy now or do i wait for the rebrand.Projects are the share price will shoot after they rebrand.

    1. Michael KwayisiMichael Kwayisi
      Jan 28, 2020 11:56 GMT

      Despite rebranding bringing with it enormous costs which take a sting on investor dividends and their sentiment, Barclays has done exceptionally well over these past two and a half years. Hence, one can only imagine that even better days lay ahead. Keep in mind that the rebranding process is due to be completed by July this year, so it's prudent to buy before then. In fact, expect investor interest to heighten prior to the date and also several months afterwards.

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