The FTSE/JSE Africa All Share Index advanced 0.4 percent 33,820.87 by the close in Johannesburg.
The following are among the most active equities in the market today. Stock symbols follow company names.
1time Holdings Ltd. (1TM SJ), a South African low-cost airline and technical maintenance company, fell the most in more than seven months, sliding 14 percent to 18 cents. The company’s loss per share for the 12 months through December may be as high as 58.62 cents, it said today.
Anglo American Plc (AGL SJ), the diversified miner that makes up about 9 percent of the index, rose 0.4 percent to 290.61 rand. The company sold its Scaw South Africa (Pty) Ltd. unit for 3.4 billion rand ($436 million), completing its divestment from the steelmaker.
Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd. (APN SJ), closed at a record in its biggest three-day gain in more than two years as it added 0.8 percent to 126.30 rand. The southern hemisphere’s largest drugmaker bought a range of over-the-counter brands from GlaxoSmithKline Plc, it said April 20.
Brait SA (BAT SJ), South Africa’s largest private equity company, jumped to the highest level in 15 months, climbing 2.8 percent to 23.99 rand. Earnings per share for the 12 months through March rose as much as 340 percent to 5.50 rand, the company said in a trading statement today.
Cie. Financiere Richemont SA (CFR SJ), the second-biggest luxury-goods maker, gained for the first time in six days, adding 1.8 percent to 47.24 rand. Exports of Swiss watches to Hong Kong jumped 10.8 percent last month, according to data from the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry.
Coal of Africa Ltd. (CZA SJ), a coal miner, jumped the most in almost two months, climbing 1.6 percent to 6.91 rand. The company plans to conclude a coking-coal offtake agreement with ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd. by the middle of the year, Riaan van der Merwe, chief operating officer, said in an interview at the company’s Vele mine near Mapungubwe in South Africa.