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South African Stocks: AngloGold, Aquarius, PPC, Super Group

The FTSE/JSE Africa All Share Index advanced for a second day, adding 0.1 percent to 34,268.14 by the close in Johannesburg, reversing an earlier 0.5 percent fall.

The following were among the most active equities in the South African market today. Stock symbols follow company names.

AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. (ANG SJ), Africa’s biggest producer of the metal, rose 1.4 percent to 351.98 rand, a second day of gains. Gold advanced as the dollar’s decline boosted demand for the metal as an alternative asset.

Aquarius Platinum Ltd. (AQP SJ), the fourth-biggest platinum miner, closed at its lowest since December 2008, dropping 5.8 percent to 19.05 rand. The company swung to a loss of $113.5 million in the six months ended December from a profit of $94.3 million a year earlier.

Pretoria Portland Cement Co. (PPC SJ), South Africa’s biggest cement producer, gained for a second day, adding 1.1 percent to 29.68 rand. South African cement sales rose 22 percent to 779,003 metric tons in January from a year earlier, the Johannesburg-based Cement & Concrete Institute said in an e-mailed statement today.

Super Group Ltd. (SPG SJ), a transport company, rose 1.1 percent to 11.49 rand, a second day of advances. The company raised 300 million rand ($40 million) in loan facilities, it said in a regulatory filing late yesterday.

Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon Ltd. (WBO SJ), a construction company, added 0.6 percent to 109.60 rand. Net income for the six months to Dec. 31 is expected to increase by between 5 percent and 10 percent from a year earlier, the company said in a trading statement today.

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