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  • There's no trading statement from Rolfes yet, what does this mean?
  • Throughout 2016 and early 2017 Rolfes had a great run, up from R2.76 to a high of R5. But the share has suddenly dropped in the past two weeks. A number of investors and analysts attribute this to the fact that the company hasn't released a trading statement. So what does a trading statement have to do with share price?   The JSE requires companies to release trading statemen... ››› more
  • [26 September 2017]
  • Shares in Massmart take a heavy knock as earnings tumble
  • Early this morning, Massmart released a trading statement covering the six months to the end of June. The retailer warned of a large fall in profits for its coming results. Once the market opened, this led its shares to plunge in value. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… Massmart’s earnings could be as much as 30% lower Massmart Holdings [JSE:MSM] revealed its earnings... ››› more
  • [19 August 2015]
  • Shares in Sasol rise as profits look better than expected
  • This morning, Sasol released a trading update regarding its full-year results to the end of June. Shares in Sasol responded positively to the news as the update suggests the impact of lower oil prices hasn't been as bad as first feared. Let's take a closer look… Sasol beats analyst forecasts Sasol [JSE:SOL] said it expects its headline earnings for the 12 months to the end of June... ››› more
  • [07 August 2015]
  • Why you should hone in on companies that communicate well with their shareholders
  • The JSE's stock exchange news service (SENS) is a vital component of being a listed company. Through SENS, companies communicate to their shareholders and the market. On SENS you'll see results, trading updates, news of potential buyouts, and much more. So can what a company says through SENS give you hints about a business itself? Read on to find out… The importance of shareholde... ››› more
  • [19 January 2015]
  • How to bank 43.3% from this rally of a lifetime!
  • Ferrochrome producer, Merafe (JSE: MRF) has just started a rally of a lifetime! I've been watching Merafe for the last three years and it's done nothing but move sideways. Until today! It looks like this chrome titan has chosen a direction, and it's up… In fact, its next stop could be 43.3% higher. Let's get to it! Merafe rallies on fantastic news and it’s just the beginning!... ››› more
  • [30 July 2014]
  • What no TV, newspaper or business magazine will ever tell you about trading!
  • There's a mountain of economic, information, data, statistics, and media hype flooding the news every trading day… By the time you've compiled all of the data, there's already a deluge of headlines to look at! Most traders who come into the stock market, feel the need to keep up with the media influences such as Bloomberg and CNBC. But, there's no way in this universe you can possibly ... ››› more
  • [24 December 2013]
  • Kumba's share price soars on the back of higher expected earnings
  • Earlier today, Kumba Iron Ore released a trading statement. The company said that it expects its earnings for the full year to come in 20% higher. Kumba's share price has risen on the back of the news. Let's take a closer look at what the trading statement revealed… Kumba Iron Ore says that “it expects full-year earnings to rise by as much as 20%,” reports Fin24. The iron ore producer says... ››› more
  • [17 December 2013]
  • The market is unimpressed with Tongaat Hulett's trading update
  • Earlier today, Tongaat Hulett released a trading statement for the six months to the end of September. In the statement, the sugar producer said that headline earnings per share are to be 1.2% higher than the previous comparable period. But the market was unimpressed, punishing the share swiftly lower. Let's take a closer look at what the trading statement revealed… Shares in Tongaat Hulett sl... ››› more
  • [04 November 2013]
  • Telkom's share price soars on positive trading statement
  • Earlier today, Telkom released a positive trading statement about its interim results to the end of September. In the statement, the telecoms giant said that it expects earnings to come in much higher for the period. The share price rallied on the news. Let's take a closer look at what the trading statement revealed… Telkom says that it expects “its interim headline and basic earnings per sh... ››› more
  • [08 October 2013]
  • Capitec's share price soars on a positive trading statement
  • At lunchtime, Capitec Bank Holdings Ltd released a trading statement about its first half results. And the contents were very positive. This sent the share swiftly higher, closing over 4% higher for the day. Let's take a closer look at what the trading statement revealed… Capitec “surprised investors” earlier today with a trading statement that said its first half earnings are as much as 2... ››› more
  • [06 September 2013]
  • Rainbow Chicken warns its earnings could be as much as 100% lower
  • As the market was closing on Monday night, Rainbow Chicken released a trading statement. In the statement, it revealed that earnings would be much less than its previous results. The share price plummeted yesterday as the market digested the news. Let's take a closer look at what's going on… Rainbow Chicken will release its full year results to June next week. But before it got a chance to do ... ››› more
  • [21 August 2013]
  • Northam's share price rallies on good news
  • Northam Platinum released a trading statement earlier today. And in the statement, the miner reveals that its earnings for the year to June will be much higher. The share price has jumped on the news. Let's have a closer look at the statement… Northam, operator of the world’s deepest platinum mine in South Africa, surprised the market this morning with positive news in a trading update. T... ››› more
  • [08 August 2013]
  • Group Five's share price surges 9.5%
  • Yesterday, Group Five surprised the market with a fantastic trading statement. It sent its share price through the roof. Let's have a closer look at what the statement revealed and why the market liked what it saw… Construction firm, Group Five, released a trading statement yesterday, which sent its share price 9.5% higher. The company expects its “headline earnings per share 145% to 165%... ››› more
  • [23 July 2013]
  • Vodafone's emerging market entities help the bottom line
  • Vodafone, the parent company of Vodacom, posted its first quarter results earlier today. The figures show that Europe is giving the company a tough time, but emerging markets like South Africa are helping offset that. Read on to find out more… Vodafone announced earlier today that its “first quarter sales grew” thanks to emerging market strength, reports Fin24. This helped offset “weakne... ››› more
  • [19 July 2013]
  • Consumers find Microsoft's tablet hard to swallow
  • Microsoft released its latest quarterly results yesterday and the market was disappointed with what it saw. The company's share price plunged on the news. Let's have a closer look at what the results show… Despite making $4.5 billion (R45 billion) from April to June this year, Microsoft revealed “it would take a $900 million [R9 billion] charge relating to poor sales of its Surface tablet,... ››› more
  • [19 July 2013]
  • Woolies' share price gains 2.5% as sales surge
  • Woolworths surprised the market yesterday with a positive trading statement about its upcoming annual results. Following disappointing trading statements from other retailers including Shoprite, this announcement caught the market unaware. Let's have a closer look at what the trading update revealed… The food and clothing retailer “gained the most in a week” after releasing a statement sho... ››› more
  • [19 July 2013]
  • Vodacom's second quarter revenue increases 3%
  • In a trading statement released earlier today, Vodacom revealed revenue for the second quarter had increased, along with a significant increase in its subscriber base. With smartphone use on a rapid increase, Vodacom is benefitting. Let's have a closer look at what the company said… South Africa’s largest wireless operator, Vodacom, released a trading update for its second quarter this morni... ››› more
  • [18 July 2013]
  • The gold price slump leads AngloGold Ashanti to write down a mammoth R2.6 billion
  • This year, the lower gold price has caused all sorts of problems for gold producers. This fall in price has led AngloGold Ashanti to write down assets and cut its output. Let's see what's going on… Yesterday, AngloGold Ashanti released a trading statement warning the market of the measures the company’s taken to try and combat a lower gold price. The price of the yellow metal has “retre... ››› more
  • [16 July 2013]
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