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South32 Limited (JSE: S32) | Share Price

Nigel Firth
Nigel Frith trader
Updated 24 May 2024

South32 Limited is a globally diversified mining and metals company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) that produces bauxite, alumina, aluminium, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at its operations.

What is South32 Limited

South32 Limited also owns a high-grade zinc, lead and silver development plant in North America and has several partnerships with junior explorers with a focus on base metals.

South32 Limited’s purpose is to make a difference in people’s lives by developing natural resources, improving circumstances now and for future generations and to be trusted by its owners and partners to realise the potential of their assets.

The history of South32 Limited can be traced back to 18 May 2015 when it was spun out of BHP Billiton. South32 was created to allow the management of both entities to focus on their own growth trajectories to ultimately unlock greater shareholder value. The name, South32, represents BHP’s footprint and its regional approach to managing its operations.

South32 Limited

South32 Limited is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange with secondary listings on the Johannesburg and London Stock Exchanges.

South32 Limited's equity stocks are for sale online on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) under the stock symbol S32.

South32 Limited has its headquarters at Level 35, 108 St Georges Terrace, Perth, Western Australia, 6000.

South32 Limited currently has more than 25 000 employees and run operations in Australia, Southern Africa, and North and South America.

The current CEO of South32 Limited is Graham Kerr.

South32 Limited forms part of the Mining Industry and the Basic Materials Sector of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).


South32 Limited Stock Performance

The most recent or current price for South32 Limited stocks on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) was 42.19 ZAR at the time of writing.

An analysis of financial data of South32 Limited showed that the company has a total market capitalisation of 196 Billion ZAR, with a Price/Earning ratio of 28.82 and earnings per share of 1.4640 ZAR.

The dividend per share of S32 was 0.72 ZAR and its dividend yield was 1.71 %. A total of 4.66 Billion shares were outstanding.

With an increase of earnings per share and reliable profits over a period, investors who want to buy or sell South32 Limited stocks can be hopeful for lucrative dividends and earnings in times to come.

According to an analysis on the live chart of South32 Limited, analysts forecast a possible further improved performance for the … sector with market share growing as trading volumes increase.

Highlights of South32 Limited in 2021

South32 Limited started the current financial year (2021) with a share price of 28.18 ZAR on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), and it has gained 49.7 % in value on its price valuation, ranking 96th on the JSE with its year-to-date performance.

South32 Limited is currently the 101st most-traded stock on the JSE and it has experienced a total trading volume of more than 50.9 million shares, which were finalised in 26,219 deals and were valued at a total of 1.9 billion ZAR over a recent three month period from September to December 2021, with an average of 808,363 shares in each trading session.

During the same period a volume high of 11.7 million was achieved on September 13 and a low of 18,764 on November 15.

South32 - How To Trade

How to buy South32 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 South32 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, “S32”.
  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.