Zeder Gains in Johannesburg on Review of PSG Management Fees

Zeder Investments Ltd., an investor in agricultural companies, rose to the highest in three months in Johannesburg trading after saying the management and administrative fees it pays to PSG Group Ltd. are under review.

The stock rose as much as 5.5 percent to the highest since Jan. 5 on an intraday basis before paring gains to 4.3 percent at 6.03 rand as of 3:53 p.m. The volume of shares traded was 1.7 million, 73 percent of the daily average in the past three months.

PSG Group is investigating alternatives to the current management fee agreement, Zeder, based in Stellenbosch near Cape Town, said in a statement Monday as it reported earnings.

“This renegotiating will likely lead to the fee being cut which will lead to less costs, more dividends, more investment income and therefore an improved share price,” Anthony Clark, an analyst at Johannesburg-based Vunani Private Clients who has a sell rating on the stock, said Wednesday by phone.

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