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SCOM - Safaricom Plc

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Safaricom Limited is engaged in the provision of mobile phone services, fixed line wireless telecommunication, Internet and data services. The Company offers a range of devices, such as mobile handsets, mobile broadband modems, routers, tablets, notebooks and laptop computers. It offers a range of voice pricing plans on prepaid and postpaid options bundled with short message service (SMS) and/or data services. It offers a variety of messaging services, which includes SMS, MMS and video messaging, SMS based promotions, such as Bonyeza Ushinde, a call-back SMS notification for missed calls, and Please Call Me free message service that enables customers to alert other mobile users to call them back (with daily limits). The Company offers high-speed data connectivity for access to email, Internet and corporate connectivity through fixed and mobile broadband. The Company distributes its products and services through a dealership network of approximately 2, 700 outlets.

SCOM37.45 ▾ 0.10 (0.27%)
Last Trading Results
Opening Price
Day’s Low Price37.20
Day’s High Price37.60
Traded Volume4.76M
Number of Deals186
Gross Turnover178M
Growth & Valuation
Earnings Per Share1.71
Price/Earning Ratio21.90
Dividend Per Share
Dividend Yield
Shares Outstanding40.1B
Market Capitalization1.5T
Monetary values are quoted in Kenyan Shilling (KES) unless otherwise stated

SCOM Stock Market Performance


The current share price of Safaricom Plc (SCOM) is KES 37.45. SCOM closed its last trading day (Friday, January 21, 2022) at 37.45 KES per share on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), recording a 0.3% drop from its previous closing price of 37.55 KES. Safaricom began the year with a share price of 37.95 KES but has since lost 1.32% off that price valuation, ranking it 31st on the NSE in terms of year-to-date performance. Shareholders’ worries are compounded by the fact that SCOM has lost 6% of the stock’s value from December 23rd to date.

Safaricom is the #1 most traded stock on the Nairobi Securities Exchange over the past three months (Oct 25, 2021 - Jan 21, 2022). SCOM has traded a total volume of 483 million shares—in 14,265 deals—valued at KES 18.6 billion over the period, with an average of 7.67 million traded shares per session. A volume high of 62.8 million was achieved on November 26th, and a low of 330,800 on December 29th, for the same period. The table below details the last 10 trading days of activity of Safaricom on the Nairobi Securities Exchange.


Profile of Safaricom Plc

Safaricom Plc operates in the Telecommunications sector, specifically, the Mobile Telecommunications industry.

Factsheet of Safaricom Plc

Mobile Telecommunications
Safaricom House, Waiyaki Way, Westlands, P.O. Box 66827, 00800 Nairobi, Kenya

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Comments (17)

  1. Tracy AdhiamboTracy Adhiambo
    Nov 18, 2020 18:04 GMT

    How do I buy safaricom shares

    1. Gabriel GGabriel G
      Mar 25, 2021 14:38 GMT

      To buy Safaricom shares, you first need to open a stock trading account called CDS account. You can open the account through a stockbroker or an investment bank. Once you open the CDS account, decide the number of Safaricom shares you want to buy and place your order.

      There are different order types investors can choose from when buying shares on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. If you want to buy Safaricom shares quickly, it’s best to place a Market order type as it executes immediately. On the other hand, if you prefer to buy Safaricom shares at a specific price, then you should place a Limit order type.

  2. Francis wahinyaFrancis wahinya
    Oct 17, 2020 19:24 GMT

    I want to join safaricom buying of shares

  3. Philip KilonzoPhilip Kilonzo
    Jan 1, 2022 20:55 GMT

    How can I get safaricom shares after opening CDS account please?

  4. Haji Abdirizack IssackHaji Abdirizack Issack
    Jul 8, 2020 03:38 GMT

    When and how does SCOM pay dividend?

    1. MMKMMK
      Sep 29, 2020 09:26 GMT

      SCOM Payment of KES 1.40 first and final dividend Aug 30 2020

      The mode of payment can be EFT, Mpesa or by cheque depending on what you select

  5. Jemimah WanyonyiJemimah Wanyonyi
    Nov 30, 2021 10:34 GMT

    How can i buy shares in safaricom

    Jan 26, 2021 11:37 GMT

    Safaricom remains the most important stock in the market, one which will never fail any investor

  7. k3ephak3epha
    Mar 11, 2020 14:20 GMT

    what has brought the sudden drop in share price?

    1. DouglasDouglas
      Mar 1, 2021 16:55 GMT

      High price has attracted many sellers hence the fall.

  8. Abara GeoffreyAbara Geoffrey
    Jun 17, 2021 12:26 GMT

    I am a Ugandan, a shareholder with Safaricom. I bought 7500 share during the IPO. But for many many years now, I have not got my dividend! Last year, I raised this issue and I was advised to change the mode of payment. I filled an indemnity & opt-in forms, providing all the required information but still, nothing has changed; I haven't got any payment yet! What could be the challenge?


    Abara Geoffrey.

  9. CharityCharity
    May 18, 2021 12:20 GMT

    When is safaricom closing their books this 2021

  10. Damaris AnyangoDamaris Anyango
    Mar 17, 2021 12:00 GMT

    How do I buy SCOM shares

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