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  • What happens if Moody's downgrades South Africa to JUNK?!
  • Q. “Hi Timon, I read the weekly article where you expect the JSE ALSI40 to rally. My question is, if Moody's does eventually decide to downgrade South Africa to junk what would happen and when is the next grading?” A. The next possible downgrading for South Africa would happen as soon as March, if South Africa fails to come up with a plan with “Credible debt-stabilisation”.  ... ››› more
  • [13 November 2019]
  • "What the heck happened to Aspen and where is it going?"
  • A troubled shareholder was running next to me on the treadmill at the gym yesterday. He looked around 55 years of age and he was gunning it (running fast). While I was enjoying my brisk walk, I could see something was troubling him.   At first I said "slow down speed racer you're making me look like a lazy trainer." As he caught his breath, he told me how he invested in Asp... ››› more
  • [18 March 2019]
  • Valentines Stocks! + 3 to buy and 1 to sell
  • The state of our nation A strong rally on Friday reversed losses on the JSE and helped the Top 40 close the week up 0,75%. Financials gained 2% while Industrials and Resources were marginally higher. Markets continued to respond positively to the Trump administration's rhetoric, particularly regarding lower taxes. Data from China and Japan supported the market rally. The Nikkei rose 2,5% a... ››› more
  • [16 February 2017]
  • Broker Picks of the Week!
  • Singa Gungqisa, Portfolio Manager at Rand Swiss gives you an exclusive look into what he'd consider a buy this week and which shares you need to take out of your portfolio...   Three stocks to buy right now   Aspen Pharmacare APN.J –The group is very busy setting up businesses and partnering with local firms in Asia pacific where the scope for growth is high in the nutrition segment. ... ››› more
  • [06 October 2016]
  • Why you should re-fall-in-love with these spurned market darlings
  • Last year was a rough year for markets. The All Share Index only managed to eke out a measly 5.22%, almost a third of its long-term average return. It was also a year in which we witnessed the spectacular fall from grace of two the JSE's former market “darlings”. MTN which delivered 136.23% between 2010 and 2015, ended the year down -36%, after getting smashed on the news of its Nigerian ... ››› more
  • [08 July 2016]
  • About the company: Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd [JSE:APN]
  • With its heritage spanning back more than 160 years, Aspen Pharmacare is Africa's largest pharmaceuticals company. It is one of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's top 40 companies… Full name: Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited Short name: Aspen Ticker: APN Sector: Health care – pharmaceuticals & biotechnology Five top facts about Aspen Pharmacare Fact #1: Aspen Pharmacare employs... ››› more
  • [05 June 2015]
  • Aspen suffers as GSK sells its shares at a discount
  • Yesterday it emerged that GlaxoSmithKline reduced its stake in Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd by selling off shares at a discount to their trading price. Shares in Aspen reacted badly for the day, falling nearly 4%. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… Shares in Aspen “fell the most in five months” yesterday, says IOL. This follows news that GSK “cut its stake in the company at a ... ››› more
  • [21 November 2013]
  • Aspen's share price surges on good results
  • Earlier today, Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd released its results for the full year to June. And the results were good. As earnings came in solidly higher, the company's share price rose. Let's delve a bit deeper into the results… Aspen’s “full year earnings rose by a quarter,” reports Fin24. Earnings came in higher thanks to a “strong performance at home and overseas”. The company a... ››› more
  • [11 September 2013]
  • Aspen's share price swells 6% on deal with Merck
  • Yesterday, in its quest to access new markets, Aspen Pharmacare Holdings announced that its $1 billion offer to acquire Merck's manufacturing plant for active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) in Holland was accepted. The news led to the company's share price adding 6%... Aspen is the ninth largest provider of generic medicines in the world and Africa’s largest. The company has “been on an... ››› more
  • [28 June 2013]

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