Pioneer Food, Rare, Steinhoff May Move: South African Stock Market Preview

The following stocks may rise or fall in South Africa. Symbols are in parentheses and prices are from the last close.

South Africa’s FTSE/JSE Africa All Share Index rose for a third day, adding 231.75, or 0.7 percent, to 31,376.93 at the 5 p.m. close in Johannesburg.

Pioneer Food Group Ltd. (PFG SJ): The food company said annual earnings fell 58 percent to 234.5 million rand ($34.1 million) after it settled antitrust fines levied against it. The shares advanced 50 cents, or 1 percent, to 49.25 rand.

Rare Holdings Ltd. (RAR SJ): The maker of pipes and valves said it is in talks that may affect its share price. The shares were unchanged at 40 cents.

Steinhoff International Holdings Ltd. (SHF SJ): The furniture maker holds its annual general meeting. The shares gained 29 cents, or 1.3 percent, to 21.99 rand.

The following shares begin trading without the rights to their latest dividends:

Acucap Properties Ltd. (ACP SJ), African & Overseas Enterprises Ltd. (AOO SJ), B & W Instrumentation and Electrical Ltd. (BWI SJ), Cargo Carriers Ltd. (CRG SJ), Combined Motor Holdings Ltd. (CMH SJ), FirstRand Ltd. (FSR SJ), Hosken Consolidated Investments Ltd. (HCI SJ), Investec Ltd. (INL SJ), JD Group Ltd. (JDG SJ), Medi-Clinic Corp. Ltd. (MDC SJ), Nu- World Holdings Ltd. (NWL SJ), Orion Real Estate Ltd. (ORE SJ), Pick n Pay Stores Ltd. (PIK SJ), Pick n Pay Holdings Ltd. (PWK SJ), Rex Trueform Clothing Co. (RTO SJ), Spar Group Ltd. (SPP SJ), Stefanutti Stocks Holdings Ltd. (SSK SJ), Sycom Property Fund Managers Ltd. (SYC SJ) and Uranium One Inc. (UUU SJ).

Shares or American depositary receipts of the following South African companies closed as follows:

Anglo American Plc (AAUKY US) added 2.6 percent to $24.01. AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. (AU US) rose 3 percent to $49.87. BHP Billiton Ltd. (BBL US) advanced 0.6 percent to $76.61. DRDGold Ltd. (DROOY US) gained 1 percent to $4.89. Gold Fields Ltd. (GFI US) climbed 4.3 percent to $18.12. Harmony Gold Mining Co. (HMY US) rose 7.7 percent to $12.41. Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd. (IMPUY US) jumped 3.4 percent to $32.78. Sappi Ltd. (SPP US) fell 1.5 percent to $5.29. Sasol Ltd. (SSL US) rose 1.1 percent to $47.28.

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