NEWS ARCHIVES


07 February 2019

What’s holding Murray back?

With under two months until the expiry of ATON’s mandatory offer, its shares are still trading below the offer price but shareholders still have time.

Sappi’s SA operation adds some gloss

The pulp and paper producer says it has benefited from the diversification of its portfolio of products.

South Deep strike weighs on Gold Fields

The 45-day strike hurt fourth-quarter production at the mine, which has been restructured in an attempt to make it profitable.

Eskom Bonds Are Trading Like There’s a Rescue Plan Already

There's been enough bad news about South Africa's state-owned electricity company in recent months to rattle the hardiest bond investor. Or so you'd think.




06 February 2019

Sea Harvest casts its net wider in Australia

The group says the offer for Mareterram would further diversify its earnings and increase its market share in Australia.

Conditions toughen for Astral

The poultry producer says like many retailers it has been at the receiving end of constrained consumer spending.

Mpact to roll out higher earnings

The packaging and plastics group expects underlying earnings to much higher thanks to a strong showing from its Paper division.

Curro marked down on trading statement

Forecast profit growth may have disappointed the market due to the lofty P/E multiple the private schools group trades on.

Major themes from last week

The two things that stand out the most to me so far are; the ferocious relief rally that we have seen in most global markets and,...

EVITA'S FREE SPEECH: Ep. 180: Evita highlights her pre-SONA Report (Video)

ANC cadre Evita Bezuidenhout tries to expose fake news and highlight alternative facts with a weekly episode of EVITA'S FREE SPEECH.




05 February 2019

Clover suitors churn up a big premium

Clover says the offer is an attractive opportunity for shareholders to realise value in cash and divest of their holdings at a big premium.

Implats rallies on return to profitability

The platinum producer benefited from better prices and higher production due to an improved operational performance and the release of an inventory build-up.

AngloGold Ashanti results likely to shine

The gold producer’s shares declined despite it flagging a more than sevenfold rise in full-year earnings.

MTN declines despite earnings rise

Analysts said clearer guidance was needed from the network operator after the disappointing results of the previous couple of years.

The Week Ahead of 5th February 2019

#ChrisGilmour: The US economy remains strong




04 February 2019

Eskom backtracks on EOH allegations

The technology group has fought off allegations of impropriety for the past year and a half, which have weighed on its share price.

Group Five tanks ahead of CEO resignation

The construction and infrastructure company has been beset by problems that have resulted in its share price sliding by 90% over the past year.

ArcelorMittal boosted by Macsteel sale

The local steelmaker expects to return to profit for 2018, helped by the close to R3 billion sale of its stake in Macsteel International.

Power cuts leave DRDGold in a loss

Gold production declined in the three months to end-December due to power interruptions, contributing to an expected first-half loss.

SassaGate: High Court ruling on Sassa grants sees Net1 US market value plunge

A ruling by the North Gauteng High Court on Thursday, reversing a portion of an interim November 2018 ruling that the South Africa Social Security Agency...

Dirk De Vos: It is time to dump BB-BEE

Sometimes it takes a lot of experience, heartache and destruction for a general realisation that a given policy or ideology simply does not work.




01 February 2019

Hudaco pegs hopes on positive elections

The group says meaningful action and implementation from the government on the economic front should kickstart the economy and lead to investment.

Merafe flags a decline in earnings

Weaker ferrochrome prices and lower volumes of chrome ore and ferrochrome sold were partially offset by a stronger rand.

Ellies earnings slide as it adjusts to tough market

The consumer and commercial electronics group says it's preparing to capitalise on opportunities once growth returns to the market.

Public Investment Corporation Inquiry: CEO Dan Matjila’s friendship with Survé behind bad PIC investments, claims suspended staffer

A suspended PIC employee has broken open the inquiry into the state asset manager with allegations former CEO Dan Matjila backed his friend Iqbal Survé's bad...

Who’s doing what this week in the South African M&A space?

Weekly summary of M&A activity by South African companies

Who’s doing what in the African M&A space?

Weekly summary of all M&A activity from across Africa (excluding South Africa)

Weekly corporate finance activity by SA exchange-listed companies

Weekly summary of corporate finance activity by South African exchange listed companies

Thorts - Black Industrialists – the key to true economic transformation?

There is now a strong drive towards black entrepreneurs owning ‘real assets’ rather than minority stakes in enterprises they did not establish.




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