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17 Jan 2011
Week's Top Volume Week Top Turnover Week Top Gainer
Name Volume Name Turnover Name Price Chg
GoldenAgr 536,218,000 Genting SP 707,322,860 DBXT USDIGInfl 5US$ 238.040 3.9800
Genting SP 322,887,000 GoldenAgr 418,495,202 PTR ADR 10US$ 134.920 3.9000
UniFiber 275,590,000 Noble Grp 416,540,540 SHI ADR 10US$ 62.700 3.4600
Goldtron 255,455,000 Capitaland 409,459,420 CHA ADR 10US$ 55.080 2.2400
ChinaGaoxian 205,798,000 DBS 308,974,656 IS DJ USTECH 10US$ 66.650 1.6200

Note: Weekly movement as at 14 Jan 2011

Investor Relations Alert
SPH: Reports First Quarter Net Profit Of $102 Million.

Singapore Press Holdings Limited reported its results for the first quarter ended 30 November 2010. Profit from the Newspaper and Magazine segment improved by 10.0%, driven by the increase in print advertisement revenue. Group recurring earnings of $116.3 million fell by $43.0 million (27.0%) compared to the corresponding quarter last year which included $50.3 million profit from the Group's completed property development project, Sky@eleven. Consequently, net profit attributable to shareholders at $102.3 million, was $42.4 million (29.3%) lower compared to the same period last year... FULL DETAIL Full Detail

RafflesEducationCorp: Proposed Acquisition Of Merchant Square At S$65 Million.

Raffles Education Corporation Limited wishes to announce that the Company has on 12 January 2011 exercised an option dated 15 December 2010 between the Company as purchaser and Merchant Square Pte Ltd as the vendor in connection with the acquisition of 51 Merchant Road, 2, 4 and 6 Fisher Street, 1, 3 and 5 Angus Street, Singapore. Merchant Square comprises a four-storey office tower and two blocks of shophouses. Merchant Square has a 99-year leasehold from 1993 and has a total net lettable area of 50,262 square feet. The consideration for the purchase of Merchant Square shall be satisfied by the payment of the aggregate sum of S$65 million to the Vendo... FULL DETAIL Full Detail

Ezra: Awarded New Charters Worth Up To US$73M To Deploy 3 Offshore Support Vessels.

Ezra Holdings Limited announced that it has won fresh charters worth up to US$73 million in total for three of its offshore support vessels, including two recently added multi-purpose platform supply vessels. The charter contracts and/or letters of award signed with EMAS Offshore Pte Ltd, the Group's operating entity for offshore support services, will see an anchor handling, towing and supply vessel and the two PSVs deployed in Asia. In aggregate, the average period for the new charters will exceed three years with extension options exercised, consistent with the Group's strategy of securing long-term charters... FULL DETAIL Full Detail

Swiber: Priced S$120 Million Fixed Rate Notes Due 2014 At 5.90%.

Swiber Holdings Limited wishes to announce that it has priced S$120,000,000 in principal amount of 5.90 per cent. fixed rate notes due 2014 under its S$500,000,000 Multicurrency Medium Term Note Programme. DBS Bank Ltd. has been appointed as sole lead manager and bookrunner of the Notes. The issue date of the Notes is currently expected to be on 25 January 2011. The net proceeds arising from the issue of the Notes after deducting issue expenses will be used for the purpose of financing the general working capital and capital expenditure requirements of the Issuer and its subsidiaries and for refinancing existing borrowings of the Group... FULL DETAILFull Detail

Technics: Posts 62% Rise In 1QFY2011 Net Profit Attributable To Equity Holders To S$3.21 Million.

Technics Oil and Gas Limited announced strong set of financial performance for 3 months ended 31 December 2010. The Group's revenue was registered at S$22.33 million for 1QFY2011 compared to S$25.84 million for 3 months ended 31 December 2010, mainly from revenue recognition of the five major EPCC projects that were being carried out during the period under review. Cost of sales fell 23% to S$13.45 million for 1QFY2011 from S$17.47 million in 1QFY2010, in line with the decrease in revenue and a better cost management. Net profit attributable to equity holders of the company climbed 62% to S$3.21 million in 1QFY2011 from S$1.98 million in 1QFY2010... FULL DETAIL Full Detail

SunVic: Utilisation Of Tax Incentive.

Sunvic Chemical Holdings Limited is pleased to announce that the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Jiangsu Jurong Chemical Co., Ltd. has obtained approval from the local tax authority to fully utilise its tax incentive of approximately RMB123.6 million, which was granted to JJC in 2007 and 2008. This tax incentive was granted pursuant to the "Notice of the Administrative Methods of Purchase of Domestic Equipment Investment by Foreign Invested Enterprises to Offset Enterprise Income Tax" promulgated by the State Administration of Taxation in the People's Republic of China... FULL DETAIL Full Detail

Listed Company Highlight of the Week

Singapore Press Holdings

Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH), is Southeast Asia's leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms. In Singapore, SPH publishes 17 newspaper titles in four languages. Everyday, 2.9 million individuals or 79 percent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology.

Historical Price Data
Date Open High Low Close Volume
14 Jan 2011 3.980 3.990 3.960 3.980 2,918,000
13 Jan 2011 3.970 3.980 3.960 3.980 2,431,000
12 Jan 2011 3.960 3.980 3.960 3.970 2,310,000
11 Jan 2011 3.950 3.990 3.950 3.980 1,627,000
10 Jan 2011 3.970 3.980 3.950 3.950 2,503,000
EPS ($) a
Rolling EPS ($) e
NAV ($) b
Issued & Paid-up Shares c
Rolling PE ($) f
Price / NAV b
Par Value ($)
Dividend Yield (%) d
52 Weeks High
Cash Value ($) g
Market Cap (M)
Dividend ($) d
52 Weeks Low
Price / Cash Value g
  • a Based on latest Full Year results announcement, adjusted for the current number of shares.
  • b Based on latest results announcement (Full Year, Half Year or Interim), adjusted for the current number of shares.
  • c Rounded to the nearest thousand. Updated on 13/10/2010.
  • d Dividend is based on latest Full Year results announcement, adjusted for current number of shares and excludes special dividend.
  • e Summation of the earnings from the latest 4 Quarter (or 2 Half Year) results announcement, adjusted for the current number of shares.
  • f Based on rolling EPS
  • g Based on latest results announcement (Full Year, Half Year or Interim), adjusted for the current number of shares. Cash value does not include bank loans or other borrowings.
Week's Top Volume Week Top Turnover Week Top Gainer
Name Volume Name Turnover Name Price Chg
SAAG 1,038,379,800 SIME 698,501,534 BAT 48.320 1.8200
TALAM 459,971,900 PCHEM 630,244,109 NESTLE 45.500 1.0200
KBUNAI 316,320,000 CIMB 561,317,259 TWS 7.640 0.8900
COMPUGT 299,821,300 MAYBANK 545,297,566 GENTING 11.880 0.5800
RAMUNIA 224,288,600 GENTING 352,012,996 BURSA 8.900 0.5700

Note: Weekly movement as at 14 Jan 2011

Investor Relations Alert
Bursa: Retains Position As Top Sukuk Listing Destination.

The recovery in the global economy has encouraged a rebound in the sukuk market. 2010 has been a good year with total global issuance reaching USD30bn representing an increase of approximately 20% from the previous year and a two-fold increase from the lows of USD15bn in 2008. Of that amount, some USD8.6bn sukuk programme was listed on Bursa Malaysia, accounting for almost one-third of total global issue. Amongst the notable listings include Sime Darby Berhad’s RM4.5bn Musyarakah sukuk, the Government of Malaysia’s USD1.25bn Global Sukuk Al-Ijarah and the Islamic Development Bank’s USD3.5bn sukuk. The total value of sukuk programme listed on Bursa Malaysia as at 31 December 2010 stands at approximately USD27.7bn, thus retaining the exchange’s position as the leading sukuk listing destination... FULL DETAIL Full Detail

Most Active Stocks for the week Most Gainers for the week
Stocks Price
Value (Btm) Stocks Price
% +/-
SCB 105.50 101.00 17,378.44 BTNC 16.50 21.40 29.70
PTT 332.00 333.00 11,829.92 US 2.60 3.30 26.92
IVL 53.75 46.25 11,057.42 LANNA 20.60 25.00 21.36
BBL 159.50 169.50 10,054.74 CMR 46.25 56.00 21.08
TOP 75.75 76.25 8,771.61 BFIT 4.82 5.80 20.33

Source: Setsmart, based on SET100 stock

Investor Relations Alert
Jubilee: Sees Glitter In 'Recovery'.

Jubilee Enterprise aims to increase its sales by 15 per cent this year and plans to launch 10 flagship stores offering more than 100 new collections. President and chief financial officer Unyarat Pornprakit said Jubilee believed that the diamond market had the potential to grow 10 per cent this year thanks to the recovery of the economy. The company foresees a sales boost from its "The Best of Carat" promotion offering quality diamonds imported from Belgium... FULL DETAIL Full Detail

Polyplex: Spreads Its Reach.

Polyplex (Thailand) Plc, a unit of India-based Polyplex Corp, has set its sights on expanding its operations both in Thailand ad across the region as part of rising demand in Asia, although it is likely to face the wrath of suppliers in the region. "Demand growth from China and India is likely to be in the double-digits,"said Rohit Vashistha, managing director of Polyplex (Thailand). Shares of Polyplex (PTL) were shunned by most investors on the Stock Exchange of Thailand until the recent rise in margins helped push it to a high of around 40 baht from 6.20 in January 2010 and 3.50 baht in January 2009... FULL DETAIL Full Detail

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