PPC - May 2016

Shares in PPC have plummeted following the company’s announcement that it is preparing a capital raising of up to ZAR4bn (US$256m), whilst also revealing it is in talks with a credit ratings agency what will probably lead to a downgrade. Stock declined last week by as much as 16 per cent, which could prove to the the biggest drop on record. The shares have reportedly declined by 21 per cent for the year so far, compared to a 3.6 per cent gain in the FTSE/JSE Africa All Share Index.

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