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Woolworths Holdings Ltd (WHLJ.J)

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Woolworths Says Total Sales Growth For 53 Weeks Was 5.9% Vs 3.9% For 52 Weeks Last Year
Thursday, 11 Jul 2019 

July 11 (Reuters) - Woolworths Holdings Ltd ::TRADING UPDATE: 53 WEEKS ENDED 30 JUNE 2019.IN SOUTH AFRICA, AFTER A 2.0% DECLINE IN SALES IN HY, WOOLWORTHS FASHION, BEAUTY AND HOME SALES PERFORMANCE IMPROVED IN SECOND HALF.RETAIL TRADING CONDITIONS IN AUSTRALIA REMAIN CHALLENGING.IN SOUTH AFRICA, WOOLWORTHS FASHION, BEAUTY AND HOME SALES PERFORMANCE IMPROVED IN SECOND HALF, GROWING BY 5.5%.GROUP TOTAL SALES GROWTH FOR 53 WEEKS WAS 5.9% VERSUS 3.9% FOR 52 WEEKS OF LAST YEAR.  Full Article

Woolworths Holdings Says Coronation Asset Management Holds 5.02% Of Co's Total Issued Share Capital
Friday, 21 Jun 2019 

June 21 (Reuters) - Woolworths Holdings Ltd ::NOTIFICATION IN TERMS OF SECTION 122(3) OF THE COMPANIES ACT.CORONATION ASSET MANAGEMENT ON BEHALF ITS CLIENTS, HAS ACQUIRED AN INTEREST IN SECURITIES IN COMPANY.CORONATION ASSET MANAGEMENT'S TOTAL INTEREST IN SECURITIES OF CO AMOUNTS TO 5.02% OF TOTAL ISSUED SHARE CAPITAL OF CO.  Full Article

Woolworths Appoints Belinda Earl As Independent Non-Exec Director
Thursday, 9 May 2019 

May 9 (Reuters) - Woolworths Holdings Ltd ::APPOINTMENT OF INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.APPOINTMENT OF BELINDA EARL AS AN INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.  Full Article

Woolworths Holdings Notifies Of Acquisition Of Securities
Wednesday, 13 Feb 2019 

Feb 13 (Reuters) - Woolworths Holdings Ltd ::TOTAL INTEREST IN ORDINARY SHARES OF CO HELD BY ALLAN GRAY (PTY) LIMITED CLIENTS IS 15.1613% OF TOTAL ISSUED ORDINARY SHARES.  Full Article

Woolworths Group Sales For 20 Weeks Up 2.7 Pct
Thursday, 15 Nov 2018 

Nov 15 (Reuters) - Woolworths Holdings Ltd ::TRADING UPDATE AND TRADING STATEMENT.GROUP SALES FOR FIRST 20 WEEKS ENDED 11 NOVEMBER 2018 INCREASED BY 2.7% COMPARED TO 20 WEEKS ENDED 12 NOVEMBER 2017.IN SOUTH AFRICA, WOOLWORTHS FASHION, BEAUTY AND HOME SALES DECLINED BY 3.3% FOR 20 WEEKS ENDED 11 NOVEMBER.HY EPS EXPECTED TO BE MORE THAN 100% (MORE THAN 505.9 CENTS) HIGHER THAN REPORTED EPS FOR HY LAST YEAR.SALES IN SOUTH AFRICA FOR Q1 WERE AFFECTED BY SIGNIFICANTLY SMALLER WINTER SALE.REGULAR SALES IN OCTOBER, PARTICULARLY IN WOMENSWEAR, HAVE SHOWN A POSITIVE TREND IN SOUTH AFRICA.  Full Article

Woolworths Holdings' FY HEPS Falls 17.7 Pct
Thursday, 23 Aug 2018 

Aug 23 (Reuters) - Woolworths Holdings Ltd ::FY HEADLINE EARNINGS PER SHARE DOWN 17.7% TO 346.3 CPS.FY TOTAL DIVIDEND PER SHARE DOWN 23.6% TO 239.0 CPS.FY ADJUSTED DILUTED HEADLINE EARNINGS PER SHARE DOWN 12.8% TO 364.1 CPS.FY TURNOVER AND CONCESSION SALES UP 1.6% TO R75.2 BILLION.SAYS "2018 HAS BEEN A DIFFICULT YEAR".REDUCED COST BASE BY A$25 MILLION ACROSS AUSTRALIA.TRADING FOR FIRST SEVEN WEEKS OF NEW FINANCIAL YEAR HAS SHOWN POSITIVE SIGNS.SALES IN WOOLWORTHS FASHION, BEAUTY AND HOME ARE DOWN 1.7% FOR FIRST SEVEN WEEKS OF NEW FINANCIAL YEAR.  Full Article

Woolworths Holdings Says Will Simplify Australian Regional Leadership Structure
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 

May 22 (Reuters) - Woolworths Holdings Ltd ::WOOLWORTHS HOLDINGS LTD - GROUP HAS TAKEN DECISION TO SIMPLIFY ITS AUSTRALIAN REGIONAL LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE.WOOLWORTHS HOLDINGS LTD - ROLE OF REGIONAL CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED AND CONSEQUENTLY JOHN DIXON WILL LEAVE GROUP.WOOLWORTHS HOLDINGS LTD - JOHN HAS RESIGNED AS AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF WHL WITH EFFECT FROM 21 MAY 2018.WOOLWORTHS HOLDINGS LTD - CHIEF EXECUTIVES OF GROUP'S TWO AUSTRALIAN OPERATING DIVISIONS DAVID THOMAS, CEO: DAVID JONES AND SCOTT FYFE, CEO: COUNTRY ROAD GROUP WILL REPORT DIRECTLY TO IAN MOIR, GROUP CEO.  Full Article

Woolworths Says 26-WK HEPS Down 15.0% To 206.3 Cents
Thursday, 22 Feb 2018 

Feb 22 (Reuters) - Woolworths Holdings Ltd ::‍GROUP SALES FOR FIRST 26 WEEKS OF 2018 FINANCIAL YEAR INCREASED BY 2.5% TO R38.8 BILLION​.‍26-WK EARNINGS PER SHARE, WHICH INCLUDES BOTH IMPAIRMENT CHARGE AND LAST YEAR'S PROPERTY DISPOSAL, DECREASED BY 246.6%​.26-WK ‍HEADLINE EARNINGS PER SHARE DOWN 15.0% TO 206.3 CPS​.‍INTERIM DIVIDEND PER SHARE DOWN 18.4% TO 108.5 CPS​.26-WK ‍ADJUSTED DILUTED HEADLINE EARNINGS PER SHARE DOWN 8.8% TO 223.4 CPS​.26-WK ‍RETURN ON EQUITY RISES TO 20.1% FROM 22.8%​.‍IN SOUTH AFRICA, TRADING CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN CHALLENGING IN SECOND HALF​.WOOLWORTHS - ‍IN AUSTRALIA, GROWTH AND CONSUMER SENTIMENT IS ALSO EXPECTED TO IMPROVE SLOWLY ON BACK OF IMPROVING ECONOMIC INDICATORS​.  Full Article

Woolworths Says ‍Sales Rose 2.5 Pct For First 26 Weeks Of 2018
Monday, 15 Jan 2018 

Jan 15 (Reuters) - Woolworths Holdings Ltd ::‍SALES FOR FIRST 26 WEEKS OF 2018 FINANCIAL YEAR INCREASED BY 2.5% OVER PRIOR PERIOD (AND BY 2.9% IN CONSTANT CURRENCY TERMS)​.EXPECTS ‍HEADLINE EARNINGS PER SHARE (HEPS) FOR 26-WEEK PERIOD ENDED 24 DECEMBER 2017 TO BE WITHIN RANGE OF -12.5% TO -17.5% OR 200.1 TO 212.3 CENTS​.EXPECTS ‍HEPS ADJUSTED DILUTED FOR 26-WEEK PERIOD ENDED 24 DECEMBER 2017 TO BE WITHIN RANGE OF -7.5% TO -12.5% OR 214.3 TO 226.5 CENTS​.  Full Article

Woolworths Recalls T-Shirts After Being Alerted To Potential Use Of Animal Fur
Wednesday, 13 Dec 2017 

Dec 13 (Reuters) - Woolworths Holdings Ltd ::WAS ALERTED TO POTENTIAL USE OF ANIMAL FUR IN POM-POM TRIMS ON THREE CHILDREN'S T-SHIRTS.WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT, PRODUCT WAS REMOVED OFF SHELF, PENDING FURTHER INVESTIGATION​.‍INDEPENDENT TESTING WAS COMMISSIONED AND HAS CONFIRMED THAT FIBRE USED IN POM-POM TRIM IS INDEED ANIMAL FUR​.THIS INCIDENT IS RELATED TO THREE T-SHIRTS, OF WHICH 1,276 WERE SOLD COLLECTIVELY.  Full Article

UPDATE 1-South African rand stronger with Fed seen cutting rates

JOHANNESBURG, July 11 South Africa's rand strengthened on Thursday after the chairman of the Federal Reserve set the stage for a U.S. interest rate cut later this month, weakening the dollar and boosting risk appetite worldwide.