Altech, Ingenuity, Metmar: South Africa Equity Market Preview

April 20 (Bloomberg) -- The following is a list of companies whose shares may have unusual price changes in South Africa. Stock symbols are in parentheses after company names and prices are from the last close.

South Africa’s FTSE/JSE Africa All Share Index fell for a second day, losing 323.38, or 1.1 percent, to 28,731.02 in Johannesburg.

Allied Technologies Ltd. (ALT SJ): The provider of mobile and fixed-line phone services reports annual earnings. Altech, as the company is known, was unchanged at 73.75 rand.

B&W Instrumentation and Electrical Ltd. (BWI SJ): The builder of manufacturing plants said earnings per share for the year through February fell 9.7 percent to 15.5 cents a share. The stock declined 1 cent, or 0.7 percent, or 1.42 rand.

Ingenuity Property Investments Ltd. (ING SJ): The property investment and development company said first-half earnings per share rose as much as 55 cents. Ingenuity was unchanged at 41 cents.

Metmar Ltd. (MML SJ): The mining investor and metals trader said annual earnings per share excluding one-time items may drop as much as 90 percent. Metmar was unchanged at 4.25 rand.

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

Anglo American Plc (AAUKY US) dropped 1.8 percent to $21.90. AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. (AU US) added 0.7 percent to $38.83. BHP Billiton Ltd. (BBL US) fell 1.3 percent to $66.81. DRDGold Ltd. (DROOY US) shed 2 percent to $4.88. Gold Fields Ltd. (GFI US) advanced 0.2 percent to $12.60. Harmony Gold Mining Co. (HMY US) increased 0.2 percent to $9.40. Impala Platinum Holdings (IMPUY US) slipped 3.4 percent to $27.80. Sappi Ltd. (SPP US) slid 0.2 percent to $4.20. Sasol Ltd. (SSL US) retreated 1.3 percent to $39.98.

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