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  • Float : 

    Also known as free float and is the total number of shares issued by a listed company that are publicly owned and available for trading. Floating stock is therefore the number of shares of a company that are traded at the Nairobi Securities Exchange.

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  • Beneficial Owner : 

    A beneficial owner is the true owner of a security who enjoys the benefits of ownership even though the title could be in another name.

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  • Premium : 

    This is the amount by which a share (or any other financial security) sells above its face value.

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  • Noise : 

    Also known as market noise and refers to price and volume fluctuations of trade at the stock exchange that can confuse one’s interpretation of market direction.

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  • Amalgamation : 

    This is when two companies, previously independent of one another, combine to form a new company.

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