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Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited (JSE: DCP) | SHARE PRICE

Nigel Firth
Nigel Frith trader
Updated 24 May 2024

What is Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited

Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited is a leading retail pharmacy company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) that operates a chain of pharmacy stores.

Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited operates two main divisions namely Retail and Wholesale. The retail division contributes the majority share to its turnover and operating profit and consists of the store base, clinic services, the courier business known as Dis-Chem Direct, online business and ancillary services which include beauty and hair salons.

The history of Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited can be traced back to 1978 when it was founded by Lynette and Ivan Saltzman, known as Dis-Chem since 2005. Dis-Chem is the second largest retail pharmacy chain in South Africa.

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Today, Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited has a diversified portfolio of products and services in more sectors of the consumer service value chain and renders the following services: dispensaries, family clinics, and self-medication centres that provides medicines, beauty care, supplements, toiletries, and other health care products.

Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited's equity stocks are for sale online on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) under the stock symbol DCP.

Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited has its headquarters at 23 Stag Road, Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa.

Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited has more than 18,500 employees and currently serves clients through more than 160 stores across the country, with predominant presence in Gauteng, as well as four stores in Namibia and 1 in Botswana.

The current CEO of Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited is Ivan Leon Saltzman.

Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited forms part of the Food & Drug Retailers Industry and the Consumer Services Sector of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).

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Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited Stock Performance

The current price for Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited stocks on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is 32.20 ZAR.

DCP stocks closed a recent trading day (19 October 2021) at 31.86 ZAR per share on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), experiencing a 1.6% gain from its previous closing price of 31.35 ZAR.

An analysis of financial data of Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited showed that the company has a total market capitalisation of 27.4 Billion ZAR, with a Price/Earning ratio of 40.95 and earnings per share of 0.7780 ZAR. The dividend per share of DCP was 0.31 ZAR and its dividend yield was 0.97 %. A total of 860 Million shares were outstanding.

With an increase of earnings per share and reliable profits over a period, investors who want to buy or sell Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited stocks can be assured of lucrative dividends and earnings in times to come.

According to an analysis on the live chart of Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited, analysts forecast further improved performance for the consumer services sector with market share growing as trading volumes increase.

Highlights of Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited in 2021

Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited started the current financial year (2021) with a share price of 21.01 ZAR on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), and it has gained 51.6 %in value on its price valuation, ranking 85th on the JSE where its year-to-date performance is concerned.

Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited is currently the 38th most-traded stock on the JSE and it has experienced a total trading volume of more than 142 million shares, which were finalised in 60,650 deals and were valued at a total of 4.32 billion ZAR over the recent three month period from 22 July to 17 October 2021, with an average of 2.26 million shares in each trading session.

During the same period a volume high of 77.8 million was achieved on 25 August and a low of 273,898 on 29 July.

Shareholders can be optimistic about DCP since stock has accrued 11% over a recent four-week period.

How to buy Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited stocks – Step by Step

The stock market is one of the most attractive financial markets that sees millions of retail investors and traders' participating daily. To buy, sell or trade Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited stocks on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), traders and investors can follow a few simple steps:

  1. Find the share that you want to buy, in this case, “DCP”.
  2. Select a forex broker that offers access to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).
  3. Review the broker's trading conditions, fees, deposit and withdrawal methods, trading platform, customer support, regulation, and other components to ensure that they are aligned with your trading plan.
  4. Open a live trading account with the broker by completing the online application form and providing the necessary documentation to verify the trading account.
  5. You are now ready to make your first share purchase through the broker.
  6. You can further start to build and diversify your portfolio by buying more shares.


The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) was founded in 1887 during the first South African gold rush. Today it is the principal stock exchange of South Africa and the largest exchange on the continent.

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange is located in Sandton, Johannesburg and is described as the engine room of the South African economy, with the main purpose of facilitating the raising of primary capital for listed companies while improving job opportunities and wealth creation by providing an orderly market for dealing in securities for investors.

The JSE upgraded to electronic trading in 1996, and in 2005, demutualized and listed on its own exchange.

Nigel Firth
Nigel has been in the regulated financial services industry for nearly a decade, has previously owned a financial brokerage and has written many times for sites relating to personal finance and trading.