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ZSE:- Industrials slides again as profit taking weighs off recent gains

by Business reporter
07 Feb 2013 at 10:32hrs | 1866 Views
Industrials slid again on Thursday as investors continued to recoup profits in selected counters that recorded significant gains over the past 5 weeks.

The Minings Index however rebounded 0.89 points or 1.06% to 84.96 following gains in Bindura, up 0.10c to 3.2c. The Industrials Index was 0.68 points or 0.37% lower at 84.96.

Blue chip Innscor weighed heavily on the Industrials Index after dropping 0.05c to 99.95c in trades worth $229 044 while Delta remained constant at 125c in deals worth $372 041.

Econet also remained stable at 600c trading 152 480 shares worth $1,036 million after proposing a share split involving the division of every 1 existing share into 10 ordinary shares to make the stock affordable to small investors.

SeedCo was the top loser of the day dropping 17c to 60c after recently issuing a profit warning statement saying profits would be lower than the previous year.

Interfresh led today's gainers adding a modest 0.05c or 50% to 0.15c despite the recent acquisition of a significant portion of land by the First Family.

Other risers on the day were Willdale and Afre which advanced 25% and 6.25% to trade at 0.05c and 8.50c respectively.

RTG remained stable at 1.3c after NSSA snapped up over 70% of the new ordinary shares issued during the $4.5 million rights offer.

Turnall dropped 0.50c to 5c after reports that FBC terminated discussions for the planned disposal of a controlling stake in Turnal and is now accelerating the planned merger between its commercial banking unit and the building society. FBC, however closed buyers only at 8.3c.

DZHL advanced to an all-time high of 25.42c after strong bidding for about 3 million shares worth $891 142 while TSL added 0.49c to another all-time best of 15c. Hunyani eased 0.20c to 2.7c.

The Datvest All Share Index eased 0.59% to 122.01 while the FBC ZSE-10 Index was 0.81% weaker at 126.80.

Meanwhile Kingdom Stockbrokers is reportedly winding up operations after the firm decided not to renew its operating licence amid indications that management intends to refocus the business.


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