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  • Wide Area Network : 

    This is the trading system software through which stockbrokers are able to access the Nairobi Securities Exchange from their offices to effect trading transactions.

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  • Key Performance Indicators : 

    This is a set of quantifiable measures that a company uses to measure if it is attaining its performance and operational goals. The indicators vary from one company to another and can be financial and/or non-financial.

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  • Rating (Stock Rating) : 

    This is an analyst’s recommendation on whether to buy, hold or sell a specific stock by evaluating its expected performance and/or risk level.

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  • Index : 

    A stock market index is a statistical measure of the state of the stock market, based on the performance of a number of representative stocks. Each index (from different stock markets across the world) has its own calculation methodology and is usually expressed in terms of a change from a base value. Thus, a percentage change of the index is more important than its numeric value. The index is usually considered to be reasonably representative of the performance of the stock market as a whole.

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  • Dividend Yield : 

    This is the return on the money invested in a security. It is simply the dividend quoted in terms of a percentage of the current market price. For example, if the dividend declared is KES 1.00 and the closing price of the share is KES 20.00, then the dividend yield is 5%.

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