SGX Stock Market

21May
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Financial Sgx Singapore Stock Market Trading Picks And News – 21st May 2014

MARKET UPDATES

  • Singapore’s Goodpack Ltd confirmed on Tuesday it is in discussions with KKR & Co about a possible buyout by the US private equity firm, the company said in a statement.The announcement follows reports on Monday that KKR was nearing the deal. If successful, the purchase of Goodpack would be KKR’s first purchase of a listed company from its latest Asia fund.
  • IE Singapore and the Nanjing Health Bureau plan to facilitate exchanges between Singapore and Nanjing’s public and private sectors to encourage collaboration in the healthcare sector. Both parties will identify and support a commercially-driven, demonstrative healthcare platform project spanning different sectors such as master-planning, smart healthcare solutions and healthcare and wellness services.
  • SHARES of Valuetronics extended gains on Tuesday. Phillip Capital on Tuesday initiated coverage on the integrated electronics manufacturing service provider, with a “buy” rating and a target price of 43 Singapore cents, representing a potential 28 per cent upside.

STOCK RECOMMENDATION:

  • BUY SMRT CORPORATION ABOVE 1.480  TG 1.520, 1.560, 1.620 SL 1.420

 

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20May
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Financial Sgx Singapore Stock Market Trading Picks And News – 20th May 2014

MARKET UPDATES

  • CAPITAL markets doyen Eric Ang, will hand over the reins to his deputy Eng-Kwok Seat Moey come June 1, DBS Bank said Monday. Mr Ang, a career DBS banker of over 35 years and trailblazer of Singapore capital markets
  • Singapore on Monday opened an aquatic centre at its new S$1.3 billion (US$1.0 billion) sports hub and officials said the entire complex would be ready by late June despite teething problems. Lawrence Wong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, aid the sprawling complex will be opened in stages, with test events held in the coming weeks to help resolve operational problems.
  • SINGAPORE’S domestic wholesale trade fell 2.8 percent in the first quarter of 2014 compared to a year ago, data released by the Department of Statistics Singapore on Monday showed. The decrease was largely due to the petroleum and petroleum products as well as telecommunications and computers sectors, which registered declines of 7.6 per cent and 13.4 per cent in domestic sales.

STOCK RECOMMENDATION:

  • BUY COMFORTDELGRO LTD ABOVE 2.310 TG 2.350, 2.400, 2.460 SL 2.250

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19May
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Financial Sgx Singapore Stock Market Trading Picks And News – 19th May 2014

MARKET UPDATES

UNITED Overseas Bank (UOB) has become the first Asian member of Eurex Clearing, the clearing house for the Deutsche Borse group. This takes place as the German exchange operator makes a big push into Asia, and after the Monetary Authority of Singapore gave approval in 2012 for banks in Singapore to offer clearing services on the Eurex Exchange, the largest derivatives exchange in Europe.

MAPLETREE Investments Pte Ltd reported on Friday a net profit of S$859.4 million for the full year ended March 31, 2014, down 7.8 per cent from a year ago when earnings were lifted by disposal gains. The property group, whose assets include Vivo City in Singapore, said total revenue was S$548.6 million, compared to S$686.3 million for fiscal year 2013.

STATS ChipPAC Ltd extended its early Friday rally to hit 47 cents, up 22 per cent in the afternoon. it has received a non-binding expression of interest from a third party keen on buying all its shares.

STOCK RECOMMENDATION:

  • BUY CAPITAMALLS ASIA ABOVE 2.350 TG 2.390, 2.430, 2.480 SL 2.290

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16May
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Financial Sgx Singapore Stock Market Trading Picks And News – 16th May 2014

MARKET UPDATES

•retail sales slipped 3.9 per cent year-on-year in March, according to data from the Department of Statistics.However, stripping out the sales of motor vehicles – which were down 19.3 percent from March 2013 – sales still experienced a slight contraction, edging down 0.4 per cent.

•SINGAPORE’S Temasek on Thursday confirmed its investment in Virgin Mobile Latin America (VMLA). Temasek said on its website that the equity will help launch the Virgin Mobile brand in Mexico in 2014 and Brazil in 2015.

•OFFSHORE marine solutions provider Vallianz received a letter of award (LOA) for the provision of charter and ship management services worth US$82 million to a major offshore onstruction company for work in Latin America.

•SOUTH Korean shipping group, Pan Ocean Co Ltd, reported on Thursday that it has returned to the black for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014 after a painful “debt rehabilitation” process. Net profit was at US$33.81 million compared to a net loss of US$66.95 million a year ago.

STOCK RECOMMENDATION:

•BUY COMFORTDELGRO LTD ABOVE 2.270 TG 2.310, 2.350, 2.400 SL 2.210

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15May
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Financial Sgx Singapore Stock Market Trading Picks And News – 15th May 2014

MARKET UPDATES

  • MAINBOARD-listed Technics Oil and Gas and its Middle East Consortium partner have received a letter of award to set up a gas processing facility in South Asia worth S$166 million. The contract is for two years of operations and maintenance where the terms and conditions have yet to be finalized.
  • SHARES of ComfortDelgro surged more than six percent on Wednesday after the transport operator posted a 9.7 per cent year-on-year rise in its first quarter net profit. ComfortDelgro shares opened at S$2.15 before climbing to S$2.26 each. They were trading at S$2.22, up 10 cents, or 4.72 per cent,
  • NEWLY-listed PACC Offshore Services Holdings Ltd (POSH) has won an US$80.5 million charter contract from Brazil’s national oil company Petrobas for a semi-submersible accommodation vessel (SSAV). Petrobras will charter the vessel named “POSH XANADU” for a year from December, and has an option to extend it by another year. If so, the total contract value will be more than US$144 million.

STOCK RECOMMENDATION:

  • BUY CAPITALAND LTD ABOVE 3.130 TG 3.180, 3.230, 3.300 SL 3.060

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14May
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Financial Sgx Singapore Stock Market Trading Picks And News – 14th May 2014

MARKET UPDATES

  • Singapore airport services and catering firm SATS Ltd said on Monday it had abandoned plans to acquire a cruise and ferry terminal operator from a unit of Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings for S$110 million (US$88 million). In September, SATS said it would buy the Singapore Cruise Centre from Hazeltree Holdings Private Ltd, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek. “The purchasers and the vendor have agreed not to proceed with the acquisition and to terminate the SPA.
  • SINGAPORE sovereign investment company Temasek Holdings is taking a significant minority equity stake in Dymon Asia, the alternative investment manager said. Temasek will commit an initial US$500 million to be managed by Dymon and will be used to seed new invsetment strategies.
  • RESALE prices of non-landed private homes slipped 1.7 per cent in April, touching a 16-month low since December 2012. This was in spite of the increase in volumes of resale transactions, which at 476 was 24.6 per cent higher than March’s, flash estimates by the Singapore Real Estate Exchange (SRX) show.

STOCK RECOMMENDATION:

  • BUY HONGKONG LAND ABOVE 6.950 TG 7.030, 7.810, 7.910 SL 6.850.

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13May
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Financial Sgx Singapore Stock Market Trading Picks And News – 13th May 2014

MARKET UPDATES

  • Singapore airport services and catering firm SATS Ltd said on Monday it had abandoned plans to acquire a cruise and ferry terminal operator from a unit of Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings for S$110 million (US$88 million). In September, SATS said it would buy the Singapore Cruise Centre from Hazeltree Holdings Private Ltd, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek. “The purchasers and the vendor have agreed not to proceed with the acquisition and to terminate the SPA.
  • SINGAPORE sovereign investment company Temasek Holdings is taking a significant minority equity stake in Dymon Asia, the alternative investment manager said. Temasek will commit an initial US$500 million to be managed by Dymon and will be used to seed new invsetment strategies.
  • RESALE prices of non-landed private homes slipped 1.7 per cent in April, touching a 16-month low since December 2012. This was in spite of the increase in volumes of resale transactions, which at 476 was 24.6 per cent higher than March’s, flash estimates by the Singapore Real Estate Exchange (SRX) show.

STOCK RECOMMENDATION:

  • BUY HONGKONG LAND ABOVE 6.950 TG 7.030, 7.810, 7.910 SL 6.850

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12May
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Financial Sgx Singapore Stock Market Trading Picks And News – 12th May 2014

MARKET UPDATES

Real estate investment trusts in Singapore with growing exposures overseas in places like China, Japan and Australia are bucking the trend of lower returns at home where the city-state’s market has been slowing. Known as S-Reits, the US$49 billion sector, Asia’s second-largest after Japan, fared poorly in 2013. Jitters about the end of the US Federal Reserve’s stimulus programme and a series of moves by the Singaporean government to cool the property market raised concerns the trusts would lose their appeal to yield-hungry investors.

FORTUNE Real Estate Investment Trust (Reit)’s shares rallied on Friday, after the trust posted a 15.3 per cent rise in first-quarter distribution per unit (DPU) the previous day. Fortune Reit opened at HK$6.25, and extended gains to trade around HK$6.49, up by more than 4 per cent, or 27 HK cents, by 10.06 am. On Thursday, Fortune Reit said its income available for distribution rose 26.5 per cent to HK$193.9 million, or 10.38 HK cents per unit, for the January-to-March period, thanks to new property and rental reversions. Net property income increased to HK$289.2 million as the retail property trust recognised income from Fortune Kingswood, which was acquired in October 2013.

STOCK RECOMMENDATION:

  • BUY HONGKONG LAND ABOVE 6.800 TG 6.870, 6.950, 7.050 SL 6.700

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9May
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Financial Sgx Singapore Stock Market Trading Picks And News – 09th May 2014

MARKET UPDATES

[SINGAPORE] Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC has bought a stake in Brazilian online sports goods retailer Netshoes in a further diversification of its vast global portfolio. GIC said in a statement that it led a new round of investment in Netshoes of US$170 million, along with other investors including Singapore state investment arm Temasek Holdings, Tiger Global Management, Iconiq Capital and Kaszek Ventures.

THE Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and CPF Board jointly announced on Thursday that the CPF Minimum Sum has been increased to S$155,000 to account for inflation.This will apply to CPF members who turn 55 between July 1 this year and June 30 next year.It will be set aside in their Retirement Account using savings from their Special, and then Ordinary Accounts.

CATALIST-LISTED Asia-Pacific Strategic Investments on late Wednesday posted a deeper net loss attributable to equity holders of RM2.5 million for the third quarter ended March 31, 2014, 36.5 per cent greater than the previous year’s net loss of RM1.83 million. Revenue fell 11.1 per cent to RM1.98 million, down from RM2.2 million a year ago.

STOCK RECOMMENDATION:

  • BUY CITY DEVELOPMENT LTD ABOVE 10.900 TG 11.000, 11.120, 11.250 SL 10.780.

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8May
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Financial Sgx Singapore Stock Market Trading Picks And News – 08th May 2014

MARKET UPDATES

UOL Group posted a 69 per cent year-on-year improvement in group net profit to S$120.8 mn for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014. This was due mainly to the sale of land at Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur, which netted a one-off attributable gain of S$44.3 mn. Group revenue rose 65% to S$408.8 mn, of which the KL land sale accounted for S$218.5 mn.

•CERTIFICATE of entitlement (COE) premiums for cars in Singapore fell in the latest bidding round, which closed on Wednesday.

•The COE for small cars dropped from S$71,335 to S$60,002 while the premium for big cars declined from S$75,010 to S$70,002.

•Meanwhile, in the open category, the COE premium registered S$65,501, down from S$73,810 in the last round of bidding in April.

•For motorcycles, the COE premium slipped to S$4,001, down from S$4,502, while the COE price for goods vehicles and buses.

•JTC Corporation on Wednesday said that first-quarter gross allocation of prepared industrial land (PIL) in Singapore fell to 48 ha, from 118.1 ha in the fourth quarter last year. Returns for PIL also fell to 36.1 ha in the first quarter, resulting in a positive net allocation for PIL at 11.9 hectares (ha).

STOCK RECOMMENDATION:

•BUY WILMAR INTERNATIONAL ABOVE 3.300 TG 3.350, 3.400, 3.460 SL 3.230

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