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Aquarius, Lonmin maintain platinum rally

Nov 20 2012 15:50 Reuters

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AQUARIUS PLATINUM LIMITED [JSE:AQP]

Last traded 4.05
Change -0.25
% Change -0.06
Cumulative volume 424844
Market cap 1.98bn

Last Updated: 23/04/2014 at 01:47. Prices are delayed by 15 minutes. Source: McGregor BFA

Lonmin plc [JSE:LON]

Last traded 51.87
Change 0.12
% Change 0.00
Cumulative volume 199038
Market cap 29.49bn

Last Updated: 23/04/2014 at 01:48. Prices are delayed by 15 minutes. Source: McGregor BFA

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Johannesburg - Shares of Aquarius Platinum [JSE:AQP] soared over 10% to a two-week high, extending a rally sparked by a Nomura upgrade. Rival Lonmin [JSE:LON] also extended gains following shareholder approval on Monday of a $817m rights issue to repair a battered balance sheet.

At 12:05, Aquarius shares traded over 10% higher at R6.24, its highest level since 6 November, according to Thomson Reuters data. Lonmin shares were 6% higher at R39.88.

In a research note to clients on Monday, Nomura raised its rating for Aquarius to "buy" from "neutral" and for Lonmin to "buy" from "reduce."

Nomura said the wave of violent strikes that have swept South Africa's platinum mines this year have reduced supply to such an extent that the price of the white metal and shares of companies that mine and produce it should rally.
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