Shares Soar As Grindrod Ships in Profit

Grindrod Limited (JSE: GND) has undergone a significant transformation from its shipping origins to a diversified logistics player, reaping the rewards of its strategic shifts. Today, the company’s stock stands resiliently around the R10.94 mark, exhibiting a relatively flat trajectory within a demand zone.  

Grindrod Limited has also shown resilience in its share performance, reflecting a positive trajectory. As of today, the stock has gained 0.37%, contributing to a month-to-date increase of 1.48% and an impressive year-to-date surge of 9.91%. 

Grindrod’s recent surge in earnings and revenue underscores its robust operational performance. The first-half attributable headline earnings rose to R563 million, reflecting a 26% year-on-year (y-o-y) increase. Moreover, revenue soared to R3.795 billion, showing a solid uptick of 32% y-o-y. The company’s focus on its ports, terminals, and railways, especially the Maputo port, has positioned it as a strong alternative within the logistics sector. 

Technical Analysis 

The daily chart shows that trading around key levels, Grindrod exhibits a balanced stance, hovering around the 50-SMA (blue line) but comfortably above the 100-SMA (orange line) and 200-SMA (red line). Despite a short-term upward trend in the RSI, currently at 53.41, there’s a mild decline in the longer-term momentum.  

Short-term trading opportunities towards the R11.27 price level could arise should the bulls sustain a push above the 50% Fibonacci retracement level. A break above the initial resistance could confirm the bullish momentum, likely bringing the R11.59 and R12.00 resistance levels within the bulls’ reach in the short term. 

However, caution is advised as a break below the 38.20% Fibonacci retracement level might trigger a short-term pullback towards R10.55. The critical support lies at R10.10, a level to monitor for potential bearish trends. 


Grindrod Limited stands as a robust player in the logistics sector, boasting a sound financial performance. The stock’s technical picture signals a short-term bullish sentiment, with resistance at R11.27 and potential higher targets. Yet, the proximity to support levels at R10.55 suggests a watchful approach for potential downturns. 

Sources: TradingView, MoneyWeb, Grindrod Limited, PR Newswire, Seeking Alpha, BusinessLive. 

Piece written by Mfanafuthi Mhlongo, Trive Financial Market Analyst 

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