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ABG - Absa Group Limited

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Absa Group Limited is a diversified financial services provider offering integrated set of products and services across personal, business, corporate, and investment banking, as well as credit cards, insurance, and wealth and investment management. Listed on the JSE, the Absa Group is one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups with a presence in 12 countries across Africa. With its long-standing operations in the continental markets and its regional and global expertise, Absa has a strong platform to capture the growth opportunity in Africa.

Absa Group currently has operating banks in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, the Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania (Absa Bank Tanzania and National Bank of Commerce), Uganda, and Zambia. Additionally, the group has banking offices in Namibia and Nigeria, as well as insurance operations in Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia. On the ultra-continental stage, Absa Group has presence in London, operating as Absa Securities UK, and also a representative office in New York.

Absa Group Limited is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). Absa is traded on the JSE under the ticker symbol “ABG”. The International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) of JSE:ABG is ZAE000255915. Absa Group Limited is currently the 22nd most valuable stock on the JSE with a market capitalization of ZAR 139 billion, which makes about 0.712% of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange equity market.

ABG155.70 ▴ 1.69 (1.1%)
2 days ago
Last Trading Results
Opening Price
Day’s Low Price152.22
Day’s High Price156.00
Traded Volume2.16M
Number of Deals8,983
Gross Turnover334M
Growth & Valuation
Earnings Per Share24.2230
Price/Earning Ratio6.43
Dividend Per Share13.70
Dividend Yield8.8%
Shares Outstanding894M
Market Capitalization139B
Monetary values are quoted in South African Rand (ZAR) unless otherwise stated

ABG Stock Market Performance


The current share price of Absa Group Limited (ABG) is ZAR 155.70. ABG closed its last trading day (Friday, July 19, 2024) at 155.70 ZAR per share on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), recording a 1.1% gain over its previous closing price of 154.01 ZAR. Absa began the year with a share price of 163.71 ZAR but has since lost 4.89% off that price valuation, ranking it 300th on the JSE in terms of year-to-date performance. Shareholders’ worries are compounded by the fact that ABG has lost 10% of the stock’s value from June 21st to date.

Absa Group is the 18th most traded stock on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange over the past three months (Apr 19 - Jul 19, 2024). ABG has traded a total volume of 233 million shares—in 664,303 deals—valued at ZAR 36.7 billion over the period, with an average of 3.7 million traded shares per session. A volume high of 13.8 million was achieved on June 20th, and a low of 1.22 million on July 5th, for the same period. The table below details the last 10 trading days of activity of Absa on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.


Profile of Absa Group Limited

Absa Group Limited was founded on October 2, 1986 and operates in the Financials sector, specifically, the Banking industry. Absa Group contracts an estimated total number of 40,856 employees. The company is led by Daniel Mminele as its Group Chief Executive. The company's board of directors, chaired by Wendy Lucas-Bull, is composed of 18 members whose names are listed below.

  1. Lucas-Bull, Wendy
    Independent Non-Executive Chairman
  2. Mminele, Daniel
    Group Chief Executive
  3. Matlare, Peter
    Deputy Group Chief Executive
  4. Quinn, Jason
    Group Financial Director
  5. Hodge, Daniel
    Non-Executive Director
  6. Beggs, Colin
    Non-Executive Director
  7. Tonelli, Fulvio
    Non-Executive Director
  8. Van Wyk, René
    Non-Executive Director
  9. Pityana, Sipho
    Lead Independent Director
  10. Darko, Alex
    Independent Non-Executive Director
  11. Naidoo, Daisy
    Independent Non-Executive Director
  12. Okomo-Okello, Francis
    Independent Non-Executive Director
  13. Rensburg, Ihron
    Independent Non-Executive Director
  14. Merson, Mark
    Independent Non-Executive Director
  15. Mjoli-Mncube, Nonhlanhla
    Independent Non-Executive Director
  16. Keanly, Rose
    Independent Non-Executive Director
  17. Abdool-Samad, Tasneem
    Independent Non-Executive Director
  18. Munyantwali, Swithin
    Independent Non-Executive Director

Factsheet of Absa Group Limited

7th Floor, Absa Towers West, 15 Troye Street, Johannesburg, 2001, South Africa

ABG Industrial Market Competitors

Absa Group Limited, issuers of the ABG and Absa Bank Preference Shares (+2.14%) stocks on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, have a number of market competitors who are also engaged in the Financials sector and/or Banking industry. The table below presents an overview of the market standing of the top 10 by year-to-date performance.

Index of African Stock Exchanges:

  1. Botswana Stock Exchange
  2. BRVM Stock Exchange
  3. Ghana Stock Exchange
  4. Johannesburg Stock Exchange
  5. Lusaka Securities Exchange
  6. Malawi Stock Exchange
  7. Nairobi Securities Exchange
  8. Nigerian Stock Exchange
  9. Uganda Securities Exchange
  10. Zimbabwe Stock Exchange

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