South Africa Equity Markets | 05 Nov 2015: JSE equity trading ends in red, key sectors in negative …

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Capital Markets in Africa — Negative sentiment ended today’s equity trading at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) All Share index sagged by 0.98 percent or 536.00 points to end at 54,073.01 points. The JSE Top 40 index also declined by 1.07 percent or 527.44 points to end at 48,553.57 points.

From the sector perspectives, JSE financial sector index dipped by 1.10 percent to end at 45,408.54 points. Both Industrial and industrial 25 sector indexes fell by 0.21 percent to close at 81,535.59 points and soared by0.16 percent to settle at 73,528.76 points respectively. The resource index waned by 5.69 percent or 1,983.95 points to close at 32,862.49 points and the gold mining sector index decreased by 1.07 percent or 527.44 points with a closing level of 984.80 points.

From the market strength/breath (measured as the ratio of gainers to losers), the market recorded 84 rice ups, 145 price downs, hence market strength/breathe closed in the negative  zone.  On the top ten gainers list was Truworths International, whose shares rose 8.81 percent to sell at ZAR 105.00 after 5,580,713 shares were exchanged in 5,990 deals today. Also on the list was Afrimat, whose shares climbed to ZAR 26.37 after 208 deals traded 217,271 shares, a boost in the share price of 4.89 percent.

Anglo American was amongst the biggest movers downwards, as shares slid 8.69 percent to ZAR 114.88 after investors bought and sold 4,278,824 shares in 6,096 deals. After 1,899 deals exchanged a total of 3,669,012 shares, Nampak fell 6.86% to ZAR 21.98

On the currency markets front, the South rand was weaker against US dollar at ZAR 13.9041 after losing by 0.31 percent and against the British pound to close at ZAR 21.1293 after dropping 1.42 percent. Also, the rand fell by 0.34 percent against the Euro to close at ZAR 15.1077.

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