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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 73.3 billion, which is about 4.14% of the Nairobi Securities Exchange equity market.

ABSA13.50 ▪ 0.00
1 day ago
Last Trading Results
Opening Price
Day’s Low Price13.25
Day’s High Price13.70
Traded Volume805,000
Number of Deals80
Gross Turnover10.9M
Growth & Valuation
Earnings Per Share
Price/Earning Ratio
Dividend Per Share
Dividend Yield
Shares Outstanding5.43B
Market Capitalization73.3B
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 13.50. ABSA closed its last trading day (Friday, May 24, 2024) at 13.50 KES per share on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE). Absa began the year with a share price of 11.45 KES and has since gained 17.9% on that price valuation, ranking it ninth on the NSE in terms of year-to-date performance.

Absa Bank Kenya is the seventh most traded stock on the Nairobi Securities Exchange over the past three months (Feb 21 - May 24, 2024). ABSA has traded a total volume of 32.6 million shares—in 4,331 deals—valued at KES 437 million over the period, with an average of 517,041 traded shares per session. A volume high of 5.42 million was achieved on March 21st, and a low of 19,700 on March 12th, 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
KCBKCB Group113B35.15+60.5%
EQTYEquity Group Holdings Limited175B46.50+38.2%
IMHI&M Holdings Plc30.7B18.55+6%
NCBANCBA Group Plc67.6B41.05+5.39%
BKGBK Group Plc30.5B34.00-5.03%
LBTYLiberty Kenya Holdings Limited3B5.60+51.8%
HFCKHF Group Limited1.6B4.17+19.8%
COOPCo-operative Bank of Kenya Limited78B13.30+16.7%
SCBKStandard Chartered Bank Limited70.7B187.00+15.4%
BRITBritam Holdings Limited13.7B5.42+13.2%

Index of African Stock Exchanges:

  1. Botswana Stock Exchange
  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?

    1. IanIan
      Jan 19, 2024 05:44 GMT

      Did you receive any help?

  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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