Brimstone, Eqstra, Gijima, Iliad, Shoprite: South African Equity Preview

The following stocks may rise or fall in South Africa. Symbols are in parentheses and prices are from the last close. The FTSE/JSE Africa All Share Index rose for a second day, advancing 54.43, or 0.2 percent, to 29,433.12 by the 5 p.m. close in Johannesburg. The index declined 1.5 percent last week.

Brimstone Investment Corp. (BRT SJ): The investment-holding company reports results for the six months to June 30. Earnings per share for the period will be as much as 45 percent lower than the prior period, the group said in a trading statement on Aug. 18. The stock closed unchanged at 9 rand.

Clientele Ltd. (CLI) : The insurer said six-month headline earnings per share rose 25 percent to 61.65 cents. Shares in the company closed unchanged at 9.20 rand.

Eqstra Holdings Ltd. (EQS) : The importer of industrial and construction equipment reports results for the year to June 30. Earnings per share are expected to be between 69 cents and 73 cents, the group said in a trading statement dated Aug. 8. Shares in the company declined 0.1 percent to 7.09 rand.

Gijima Group Ltd. (GIJ) : The South African computer- services company releases results for the year to June 30. The group said in a trading statement on Aug. 3 it would report a loss of 21 cents to 23 cents a share, from earnings of 16.37 cents the previous year. Shares in the company were unchanged at 52 cents.

Iliad Ltd. (ILA SJ): The building products supplier releases earnings for the six months to June 30. The stock declined 1.9 percent to 5.30 rand.

Nutritional Holdings Ltd. (NUT SJ): The healthcare group, previously Imuniti Holdings Ltd., said it planned to list on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. The stock fell 17 percent, to 5 cents.

Shoprite Holdings Ltd. (SHP) : South Africa’s largest retailer by market value reports results for the year to June 30. Revenue for period rose 7.3 percent to about 72.3 billion rand, the group said in an operational update on July 18. Shares in the company rose 1.6 percent to 105.19 rand.

To contact the reporter on this story: Stephen Gunnion in Johannesburg at sgunnion@bloomberg.net

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