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Santam Limited (JSE: SNT) | Share Price

Nigel Firth
Nigel Frith trader
Updated 24 May 2024

Santam Limited is a South African financial services company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) that writes insurance business. It is the leading general insurer in South Africa with a market share of more than 22% and clients in a further 31 countries.

What is Santam Limited

Santam Limited provides a diversified range of general insurance products and services through a network of 2 700 intermediaries and direct channels, boasting more than 1 million policyholders, ranging from individuals to commercial and specialist business owners and institutions in South Africa.

The history of Santam Limited can be traced back to 28 March 1918 and it is a subsidiary of Sanlam Limited.

Today, Santam Limited has a diversified portfolio of products and services in more sectors of the Financials value chain and renders the following services: personal insurance including car, building, home contents, drone, executive, and watercraft insurance; SOS services, such as roadside and medical emergency, household emergency, and legal advice services. It also provides commercial insurance products comprising business, dental, guesthouse, medical, tourism, leisure, and small business insurance products.

In addition, Santam Limited offers specialist insurance products.

Santam Limited’s equity stocks are for sale online on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) under the stock symbol SNT.

Major shareholders are Stanlib Income Fund, Ninety One Cautious Managed Fund, Nedgroup Investments Flexible Income Fund, and the Government Employees Pension Fund.

Santam Limited has its headquarters at 1 Sportica Crescent, Tyger Valley, Bellville, 7530, South Africa.

Santam Limited has more than 5 700 employees.

The company currently has business interests in Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Zambia and serves clients in areas like South Africa, rest of Africa, Southeast Asia, India, the Middle East, and internationally.

The current CEO of Santam Limited is Lizé Lambrechts.

Santam Limited forms part of the Financials sector, specifically, the Insurance industry of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).

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Santam Limited Stock Performance

The most recent or current price for Santam Limited stocks on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) was 274.88 ZAR at the time of writing.

An analysis of financial data of Santam Limited showed that the company has a total market capitalisation of 31.6 Billion ZAR, with a Price/Earnings ratio of 21.14 and earnings per share of 13.00.

The dividend per share of SNT was 4.32 ZAR and its dividend yield was 1.57 %. A total of 115 Million shares were outstanding.

With an increase of earnings per share and reliable profits over a period, investors who want to buy or sell Santam Limited stocks can be hopeful for lucrative dividends and earnings in times to come.

According to an analysis on the live chart of Santam Limited, analysts forecast a possible further improved performance for the Financials sector with market share growing as trading volumes increase.


Highlights of Santam Limited in 2021

Santam Limited started the current financial year (2021) with a share price of 269.00 ZAR on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), and it has gained 2.19 % in value on its price valuation, ranking 131st on the JSE with its year-to-date performance.

Santam Limited is currently the 219th most-traded stock on the JSE and it has experienced a total trading volume of more than 4.64 million shares, which were finalised in 27,659 deals and were valued at a total of 1.19 billion ZAR over a recent three month period from October 2021 to January 2022, with an average of 73,727 shares in each trading session.

During the same period a volume high of 614,568 was achieved on December 2 and a low of 2,584 on December 24.

How to buy Santam 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 Santam 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, “SNT”.
  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.