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  • Don't want to take up a rights issue? Sell them instead…
  • If a company you own shares in declares a rights issue, you don't have to take up the right to buy new shares. Instead of letting your rights issue offer expire worthless, make sure you sell them on. So how can you do that? Read on to find out… What is a rights issue? A rights issue is when a company decides to raise money by selling new shares to its existing shareholders. A ... ››› more
  • [05 December 2014]
  • About the company: Value Group Ltd [JSE:VLE]
  • Value Group focuses on logistics and transport. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Value Group Limited Short name: Value Ticker: VLE Sector: Industrial goods & services – industrial transportation Five top facts about Value Group Fact #1: Value Group employs over 2,600 people across its operations. The company operates through South Africa ... ››› more
  • [05 December 2014]
  • What to weigh up when you receive a rights offer
  • One of the advantages of listing on a stock exchange is companies can raise cash when they need to from selling shares. An established company may decide to raise extra cash by declaring a rights issue. A rights offer gives existing shareholders the right to buy more shares in the business in proportion to the shares they already own. So if this happens to you, should you take up the offer ... ››› more
  • [04 December 2014]
  • About the company: Prescient Ltd [JSE:PCT]
  • Prescient focuses on providing financial services and IT services to its clients. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Prescient Limited Short name: Prescient Ticker: PCT Sector: Financial services – financial services Five top facts about Prescient Fact #1: Prescient employs nearly 500 people across its operations. Fact #2: Prescient has... ››› more
  • [04 December 2014]
  • About the company: Foneworx Holdings Ltd [JSE:FWX]
  • Foneworx is an investment holding company of businesses that provide various services surrounding fixed and mobile telecommunications. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Foneworx Holdings Limited Short name: Foneworx Ticker: FWX Sector: Technology – technology hardware & equipment Five top facts about Foneworx Fact #1: Foneworx employs arou... ››› more
  • [03 December 2014]
  • About the company: Sovereign Food Investments Ltd [JSE:SOV]
  • With its roots dating back to 1948 in the Eastern Cape, Sovereign Food Investments is a company specialising in poultry. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Sovereign Food Investments Limited Short name: Sovfood Ticker: SOV Sector: Food & beverage – food producers Five top facts about Sovereign Food Investments Fact #1: Sovereign Food Investmen... ››› more
  • [02 December 2014]
  • The JSE plunges over 2% as lower commodity prices put a strain on stocks
  • The commodity-heavy Johannesburg Stock Exchange is under severe pressure as commodity prices tumble yet again. Many of the local bourse's heavyweights are commodity stocks. Several of them are down over 7% and 8%. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… The JSE fell hard following commodity prices lower Today, stocks on the JSE fell “the most in more than six weeks,” repo... ››› more
  • [01 December 2014]
  • About the company: Sabvest Ltd [JSE:SBV]
  • Sabvest is an investment company. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Sabvest Limited Short name: Sabvest Ticker: SBV Sector: Investment instruments – equity investment instruments Five top facts about Sabvest Fact #1: As an investment company, Sabvest has the following investments: Significant stakes in three unlisted industrial c... ››› more
  • [01 December 2014]
  • Shares in Amplats tumble over 7% on the back of a warning over earnings
  • Earlier today, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) released a trading statement covering its full-year to the end of December this year. In the statement, Amplats revealed the company expects earnings for the full-year to drop significantly. This is mostly in part to a five-month strike that hit the platinum producer this year. Let's take a closer look at what Amplats said… Amplats say... ››› more
  • [01 December 2014]
  • About the company: Nu-World Holdings Ltd [JSE:NWL]
  • Nu-World Holdings focuses on the manufacture, import, distribution and export of branded consumer durable goods. The company had a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Nu-World Holdings Limited Short name: Nuworld Ticker: NWL Sector: Personal & household goods – leisure goods Five top facts about Nu-World Holdings Fact #1: Nu-World Holdings employs around 800 ... ››› more
  • [28 November 2014]
  • About the company: Austro Group Ltd [JSE:ASO]
  • Austro Group is an industrial company specialising in providing industrial equipment and related components. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Austro Group Limited Short name: Austro Ticker: ASO Sector: Industrial goods & services – industrial engineering Five top facts about Austro Group Fact #1: Austro Group employs around 350 people acr... ››› more
  • [27 November 2014]
  • The JSE ebbs lower in spite of a stellar performance by Steinhoff
  • Yesterday, stocks on South Africa's bourse closed in the red. The main contributor to the fall was a poor performance by mining stocks. One stock that performed well was Steinhoff. It rallied strongly after announcing a deal to take over Pepkor. Let's take a closer look at what went on… Steinhoff closed 4.5% higher The JSE ended in negative territory under the weight of some minin... ››› more
  • [26 November 2014]
  • About the company: Brimstone Investment Corporation Ltd [JSE:BRT]
  • Brimstone Investment Corporation is a black managed and controlled investment company. The company has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: Brimstone Investment Corporation Limited Short name: Brimston Ticker: BRT Sector: Investment instruments – equity investment instruments Five top facts about Brimstone Investment Corporation Fact #1: Brimstone Investment... ››› more
  • [26 November 2014]
  • Shares in Steinhoff soar as the company announces a R68.2 billion deal to buy Pepkor
  • Earlier today, Steinhoff International Holdings announced its decision to buy the majority of Pepkor. The deal is valued at R68.2 billion. Shares in Steinhoff soared on the news as investors greeted the news well. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… Steinhoff will own 92% of Pepkor Steinhoff [JSE:SHF] announced a R68.2 billion deal to purchase “a 92% stake in clothing r... ››› more
  • [25 November 2014]


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