Category: Singapore Stocks Investing

WILL SEMBCORP MARINE STOCK BE PRIVATISED?



Dear readers, Sembcorp Industries released its new strategy for the future last week arising from the completion of the much awaited Strategic Review of the Group. The highlight of Sembcorp’s new strategy is the repositioning of its utilities business as an integrated energy player. And other than this highlight, there is no inkling from the new strategy on what some of the investors like myself are looking for: the possibility of the privatization of Sembcorp Marine, a subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries since there is no any mention of this. Read more »

A CONFIRMED 5.3% CAPITAL RETURN FROM THIS STOCK?

Dear readers, just some time ago, Global Yellow Page announced that it will be placing out rights shares priced at 20 cents per share in order to raise some funds for its business expansion. What surprised me was that the right shares at 20cents each was at a premium over the then trading price of Global Yellow Pages stock. Since the announcement of the rights issue, Global Yellow Pages stock price has increased. Based on yesterday’s closing, Global Yellow Pages stock are at 19 cents per share, still below the price of the rights. Read more »

FIVE STOCKS WHICH COULD BENEFIT FROM THE DELAYED GST HIKE

Dear readers, the verdict on the GST hike has been out and Singaporeans should expect to see GST increase sometime from year 2021 to 2025 with the current 7% GST increased to 9%. While GST hike means every one of us has to fork out more for our consumption, I am at least heartened that there is still some time away from the implementation of the increased GST. Read more »

BACK TO WORK AFTER CHINESE NEW YEAR: TOM K’S MUSING

Dear readers, I returned to work yesterday after taking some days of leave during the Chinese New Year holidays. Before Chinese New Year, I was really hard at work in my house, tidying and scrubbing during the annual spring cleaning. During Chinese New Year, I have been eating lots of snacks and gaining some fats as well as watching some well-deserved movies on TV. Now after Chinese New Year, it is back to work as usual. Read more »

TOM K: MY ANALYSIS OF THE SINGAPORE STOCKS NOW

Dear readers, the STI carried out a good rebound of 1.14% north yesterday to reach a close of 3,516.23. To appreciate the rally, let us look at the STI ETF, an ETF which tracks the STI. When the Singapore stocks markets corrected recently, the STI ETF went to a low of $3.35 on 9 Feb 2018. Yesterday, the STI ETF, buoyed by the STI rally went to a high of $3.52. This means that if an investor has bought into the STI ETF at $3.35 for a cool 3,000 shares at a total investment of $10,050 and sells the ETF at $3.52 for a profit of $0.17 per ETF share (around 4.82% profit margin), the investor would have profited a cool $510 before transaction fees.Read more »