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Coal of Africa, Efficient, ELB: South African Equity Preview

March 16 (Bloomberg) -- 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 fell 684.63, or 2.2 percent, to 30,193.95 at the 5 p.m. end of trading in Johannesburg, its lowest closing price since Oct. 28. The following are among the most active stocks in the South African market today.

Coal of Africa Ltd. (CZA SJ): The coal miner announces interim results. Shares in the company fell 20 cents, or 2.3 percent, to 8.65 rand.

Efficient Group Ltd. (EFG SJ): The asset-management and research company may announce six-month results through February. Efficient traded unchanged at 5.20 rand.

ELB Group Ltd. (ELR SJ): The investment trust said net income climbed to 37.7 million rand ($5.41 million) in the six months through December from 13 million rand a year earlier. ELB was steady at 17.75 rand.

Foneworx Holdings Ltd. (FWX SJ): The provider of data services to the security and consumer-goods market said profit for the six months through December was 9.8 million rand, compared with 9.7 million rand a year earlier. Foneworx was unchanged at 1.11 rand.

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

Anglo American Plc (AAUKY US) fell 2.4 percent to $24.47. AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. (AU US) slipped 2.1 percent to $46.06. BHP Billiton Ltd. (BBL US) fell 2.1 percent to $72.70. DRDGold Ltd. (DROOY US) lost 5.2 percent to $4.53. Gold Fields Ltd. (GFI US) declined 2.6 percent to $17.03. Harmony Gold Mining Co. (HMY US) fell 0.9 percent to $12.29. Impala Platinum Holdings (IMPUY US) dropped 4.3 percent to $26.97. Sappi Ltd. (SPP US) declined 2.2 percent to $4.91. Sasol Ltd. (SSL US) lost 3.3 percent to $51.39.

To contact the reporter on this story: Franz Wild in Johannesburg at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at

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