Letlole la Rona topped the list of gainers on the Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) for the first half of the year, putting on 3.6% in a difficult six months of trade.
By June 30, the BSE’s primary platform, the Domestic Companies Index (DCI) had shed 4.5% largely reflecting the downward trend in global equities due to the impact of the Coronavirus.
By comparison, over the same period last year, the DCI had shed 3% and would go on to close 2019 having lost 4.7%. For the first six months of this year, Letlole swam against the tide, gaining a net of eight thebe since January 2020.
The only other counters that gained on the DCI during that period were Sefalana and Cresta, which put on 1.3% and 0.8% respectively. Letshego Holdings, which led the DCI for most of the first half of the year, slipped out of the list of gainers on the final
At the opposite end of the table, Minergy led the DCI’s biggest losers for the first six months of the year, having shed 22.7% in value, followed by Standard Chartered Bank Botswana (-16.8%) and First National Bank Botswana (-15.8%).
Chobe Holdings, which began the year strongly jumping from P11.10 to P11.50 between January and March, slumped thereafter, losing 60 thebe by the end of the half year.
For the first six months of the year, Chobe Holdings shed 5.4% as a result of its late slump.