South Africa Equity Markets | 14 Oct 2015: South African stock market wanes, South African rand wax stronger ….

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Capital Markets in Africa — Negative sentiment continued on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) equity trading at the end of Wednesday’s trading session. The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) All Share index marginally lost 0.01 percent or 4.00 points to end at 53,059.06 points. Also, the JSE Top 40 index sagged by 0.07 percent or 31.72 points to end at 47,612.14 points.

From the sector perspectives, JSE financial sector index dipped by 0.29 percent to end at 43,789.32 points. Both Industrial and industrial 25 sector indexes gained 0.09 percent to close at 78,748.63 points and soared by 0.09 percent to settle at 70,912.15 points respectively. The resource index waned by 0.02 percent or 6.40 points to close at 36,691.57 points but the gold mining sector index marginally gained 0.29 percent or 5.25 points with a closing level of 1,123.81 points.

From the market strength/breath (measured as ratio of gainers to losers), the market recorded 162 price ups, 173 price downs and 52 remained unchanged, hence market strength/breathe closed negative.  Out of the top leaders was Sygnia Limited, whose shares added 12.83 percent to close at ZAR 15.30 after investors exchanged 4,432,450 shares. Caxton & Ctp Publishers & Printers Limited soared by 12.12 percent after traded 119,662 shares, boosting the share price to ZAR 18.50. Rba Holdings Limited also added 7.41 percent to end at ZAR 1.45 after investors traded 3,150 shares. Conduit Capital Limited gained 4.29 percent to end at ZAR 3.65 after exchanged a total of 45,860 shares. Bee – Sasol Limited rose by 4.14 percent to end at ZAR 354.09 after trading 1,004 shares.

On the other hand, Rockwell Diamonds Incorporated whose shares ended at ZAR 1.06 after by declined by 47.00 percent after 1,682 shares were bought and sold. Alaris Holdings Limited waned by 15.85 percent to close at ZAR 1.38, after 110,225 shares were traded. Efficient Group Limited plunged by 8.05 percent to trade at ZAR 4.00 a share after investors bought and sold 880,267 shares. Aveng Limited lost 7.45 percent to trade at ZAR 4.25 after 36,842 traded deals. After investors bought and sold 3,339,270 shares, Murray And Roberts Holdings Limited fell by 7.32 percent to trade at ZAR 11.15.

On the currency markets front, the South rand was stronger against US dollar at ZAR 13.2960 after appreciated by 1.89 percent and against British pound to close at ZAR 20.5258 after gaining 0.52 percent. Also, the rand added 1.32 percent against the Euro to close at ZAR 15.2181.

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