The Daily Update: 19 January

July 17, 2023

The latest updates from the JSE and NYSE over the past 24 hours.


South Africa

Woolworths Holdings Limited- Further trading statement and sale of David Jones

  • EPS is expected to be between 285.4 cents and 302.2 cents per share, representing an increase of between 70% and 80%.
  • The Groups turnover and concession sales for the 26 weeks ended 25 December 2022 increased by 18.5%.
  • The contribution of online sales contributed to 10.9% of total turnover and concession sales, compared to 13.7% for the prior period due to customers returning to physical stores.
  • Woolworths expects the sale of its entire shareholding in David Jones to be completed by March 2023.

BHP Group Limited- Quarterly activities report

  • Western Australia Iron Ore achieved record production of 146 Mt for the half year.
  • Production guidance for the 2023 financial year remains unchanged.
  • BHP entered into a Scheme Implementation Deed with OZ Minerals Ltd to acquire 100% of OZL for a cash price of A$28.25 per OZL share.

The Spar Group Limited

  • Harris Nupen Molebatsi, a law firm investigating the allegations that Spar was discriminating against certain retailers, has found that the allegations are unfounded.

Kaap Agri Limited- Integrated Annual Report

  • Revenue grew by 48.4% to R15.7 billion.
  • EBITDA grew by 21.8% to R673.2 million.
  • Cash flow from operating activities of R213.1 million, despite the inflationary impact on working capital.
  • ROE reported at 16.6% which exceeds the companys maximum target of 15%.


The U.S.


  • Carnival and SpaceX announced a new partnership for SpaceX's Starlink to provide satellite internet on Carnival's cruise ships.


  • Michigan marijuana sales reached a new record high in December.
  • Michigan dispensaries sold $221.7 Million worth of legal Cannabis last month about $9 million more than the previous record set in September.

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