Harmony Gold’s Share Price Shines on JSE

Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd (JSE: HAR) has witnessed a remarkable turnaround in its share price to new highs, surging by an impressive 36% year-to-date after experiencing a dip of 13%. This resurgence is symbolic of the company’s resilience amidst the fluctuations in the market. The primary catalyst behind this bullish momentum lies in the exceptional performance of gold prices, which have soared by 10% this year. 

The allure of gold as a safe-haven asset has been accentuated by the anticipation of a potential rate cut in the United States, the world’s largest economy. Investors seeking refuge from economic uncertainties often turn to gold, given its status as a non-yielding metal that historically serves as a hedge against market volatility. 

Furthermore, Harmony Gold’s upbeat financial results instilled confidence among investors, underscoring the company’s operational prowess and strategic initiatives. The company demonstrates robust financial health and performance, with adjusted earnings skyrocketing by 200% to 51 cents per share in the first half of fiscal 2024 and a notable 5% increase in group revenue to R31 415 million. Additionally, the record operating free cash flow, soaring by 265% to R7 112 million, reflects operational excellence and higher recovered grades, further enhancing investor sentiment towards Harmony Gold. 


Harmony Gold’s price action reflects a strong uptrend, buoyed by its position above the 100-day moving average and validated by the ascending channel pattern.  

Achieving a new high at R164.71 per share underscores the bullish sentiment in the market. The R105.57 per share level acts as a crucial support, where demand surpassed supply, indicating a pivotal point of interest. 

While the 23.60% Fibonacci Extension level poses as a potential upside target, caution is warranted as overbought RSI conditions hint at possible challenges to the current momentum. Should a downturn occur, the R105.57 per share support level could come into play, providing a potential buffer against further declines. Traders will likely closely monitor these technical levels, weighing the balance between bullish momentum and possible corrections, which could influence their trading decisions and overall market sentiment. 


Harmony Gold shines on the JSE, with its share price surging by 36% year-to-date, buoyed by robust gold prices and stellar financial results. Positioned above the 100-day moving average and supported at R105.57 per share, traders remain vigilant amidst overbought RSI conditions, balancing bullish momentum with potential corrections. 

Sources: Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd, Reuters, TradingView 

Piece Written By Nkosilathi Dube, Trive Financial Market Analyst 

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