Tobacco company biggest listing on JSE - report

accreditation
Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
The new JSE logo. (Supplied)
The new JSE logo. (Supplied)

Johannesburg – Tobacco Company, British American Tobacco (BAT) is the biggest JSE listed company for 2016, with a market capitalization over R1.5 trn.

This is according to data compiled by investment firm BayHill Capital. The firm’s report looks at how the composition of the JSE has changed over 40 years.  It focuses on the years 1976, 1986, 1996, 2006 and 2016 specifically. Over the four decades, companies from the natural resources sector and consumer goods sector dominated the list.  

As far back as 1976, explosives and speciality chemicals group AECI was the largest company with a market capitalization of R0.30bn. It slipped down the ranking and in 1986 it reported a market capitalization of R2 24 bn. AECI now has a market capitalization over R14 bn.

Support independent journalism
Subscribe to News24 for just R75 per month to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism. You can cancel any time.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in
Rand - Dollar
14.51
+1.7%
Rand - Pound
19.88
+0.9%
Rand - Euro
16.83
+0.6%
Rand - Aus dollar
10.77
+0.6%
Rand - Yen
0.13
+0.7%
Gold
1,767.60
0.0%
Silver
23.31
0.0%
Palladium
2,075.53
0.0%
Platinum
1,059.00
0.0%
Brent Crude
84.86
+1.0%
Top 40
60,494
+0.2%
All Share
67,029
+0.3%
Resource 10
64,347
-0.1%
Industrial 25
84,819
+0.7%
Financial 15
13,961
-0.3%
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo
Company Snapshot
Voting Booth
Facebook is facing a fresh crisis after a former employee turned whistle-blower leaked internal company research . Do you still use Facebook?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes, the benefits outweigh the risk for me
23% - 89 votes
No, I have deleted it
46% - 173 votes
Yes, but I am considering deleting it
31% - 117 votes
Vote