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Get to know your JSE companies: MMI HOLDINGS LTD (JSE: MMI)

MMI Holdings was formed from the merger of Metropolitan and Momentum and listed on the 1st of December 2010. The company recently released an operational update for the nine months ended 31st of March 2019. Diluted headline earnings per share rose by 29%, mainly as a result of the share buy-back program, stable profitability in Momentum […]

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Choose equity unit trust funds for their strengths

Those of you who follow my reports on a regular basis will know that I love to compare and analyse stocks according to different ratios globally in an attempt to identify the best of the best.  I have also pointed out that there isn’t necessarily only one right answer when it comes to investment ratios. […]

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Get to know your offshore companies: TENCENT HOLDINGS LTD (HK: 0700)

Tencent Holdings Limited is an investment holding company principally involved in the provision of value-added services (VAS) and online advertising services. The company released its first-quarter results for 2019 on Wednesday, 15 May. Tencent reported a 16% increase in revenue to Rmb 85.5bn. The holding company’s segment that showed the biggest gains was its FinTech […]

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Get to know your offshore companies: GILEAD SCIENCES INC. (NASDAQ: GILD)

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercialises innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical needs. The company’s primary areas of focus include HIV, AIDS, liver disease, oncology and serious cardiovascular and respiratory conditions. The company acquired Kite Parma in the first quarter of 2018. Kite Parma develops a drug […]

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Get to know your offshore companies: APPLE INC. (NASDAQ: AAPL)

Apple Inc. recently reported their 2nd quarter 2019 results for the period ended 30 March 2019. Net sales decreased by 5% to $58 billion (2018: Q2 $61.1 billion), slightly above analyst expectations of $57.5 billion, while diluted earnings per share came in at $2.46, which was higher than Wall Street consensus of $2.36 per share. […]

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Get to know your offshore companies: DIAGEO PLC (LSE: DGE)

Diageo plc, together with its subsidiaries, produces, markets and distributes premium alcoholic beverages worldwide. The company offers globally recognised flagship brands such as Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Captain Morgan, Cîroc, Guinness, Jose Cuervo, Bell’s, VAT 69, J&B, Tanqueray and Gordon’s. Diageo reported a double-digit operating profit increase of 12% mainly due to revenue growth and productivity […]