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Woolworths Holdings Ltd (JSE: WHL) | Share Price

Nigel Firth
Nigel Frith trader
Updated 24 May 2024

Woolworths Holdings Ltd is a South African multinational retail company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) that owns the South African retail chain Woolworths, and Australian retailers David Jones and Country Road Group.

What is Woolworths Holdings Ltd

Woolworths Holdings Ltd retails quality, innovative products that are responsibly sourced and conveniently available to its target markets.

The history of Woolworths Holdings Ltd can be traced back to October 1931 when it was founded by Max Sonnenberg and Richard Sonnenberg.

Today, Woolworths Holdings Ltd has a diversified portfolio of products and services in more sectors of the Consumer Services value chain and provides the following products: food, clothing, homeware, beauty, and various lifestyle products, as well as operating department stores.

Woolworths Holdings Ltd offers financial products and services, such as store cards, credit cards, personal loans, and insurance products. The company is also involved in the cash and debt management activities. It operates approximately 719 WSA stores in South Africa and 88 stores in the rest of Africa.

Woolworths Holdings Ltd’s equity stocks are for sale online on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) under the stock symbol WHL.

Woolworths Holdings Ltd has its headquarters at Woolworths House, 93 Longmarket Street, Cape Town, 8001.

Woolworths Holdings Ltd has more than 45 000 employees and currently serves clients in areas like sub-Saharan Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.

The current CEO of Woolworths Holdings Ltd is Roy Bagattini.

Woolworths Holdings Ltd forms part of the Consumer Services sector, specifically, the General Retailers industry of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).

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Woolworths Holdings Ltd Stock Performance

The most recent or current price for Woolworths Holdings Ltd stocks on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) was 52.56 ZAR at the time of writing.

An analysis of financial data of Woolworths Holdings Ltd showed that the company has a total market capitalisation of 55.5 Billion ZAR, with a Price/Earning ratio of 14.09 and earnings per share of 3.7440 ZAR.

The dividend per share of WHL was 0.66 ZAR and its dividend yield was 1.25%. A total of 1.05 Billion shares were outstanding.

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

According to an analysis on the live chart of Woolworths Holdings Ltd, analysts forecast a possible further improved performance for the Consumer Services sector with market share growing as trading volumes increase.


Highlights of Woolworths Holdings Ltd in 2021

Woolworths Holdings Ltd started the current financial year (2021) with a share price of 51.86 ZAR on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), and it has gained 1.74 % in value on its price valuation, ranking 152nd on the JSE with its year-to-date performance.

Woolworths Holdings Ltd is currently the 11th most-traded stock on the JSE and it has experienced a total trading volume of more than 271 million shares, which were finalised in 270,957 deals and were valued at a total of 14.4 billion ZAR over a recent three month period from October 2021 to January 2022, with an average of 4.3 million shares in each trading session.

During the same period a volume high of 18.7 million was achieved on November 17 and a low of 462,635 on December 24.

How to buy Woolworths Holdings Ltd 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 Woolworths Holdings Ltd 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, “WHL”.
  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.