While Astral Foods’ financial results for the year to September were fair given that it is operating in a recessionary environment worsened by the lockdown, investors might be in for a very difficult 2021.

Astral managed to pay a final dividend of R7.75 for the year, having not paid an interim dividend. Investors were pleased and in early trade the company's share price climbed as much as 5% before closing 1.67% higher at R131.87...

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