In the hunt for investment worthy stocks, investors tend to make use of several common valuation indicators such as price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio, price-to-book value (P/B) ratio and dividend yield. Naturally, each of these indicators should not be used individually as a clearer picture will only be shown after delving deeper.
Real estate investment trusts (REITs) fell behind property developers in the first half of the year. However, UBS expects a reversal in this trend in the second half of the year, following the implementation of a fresh round of property cooling measures effective 6 July 2018.
Since our previous coverage in July 2017, Hi-P International's (Hi-P) share price has increased by over 40 percent to $1.30 at the time of writing. Although the current price is a steep drop from its 52-week high of $2.72 recorded in March 2018, investors who picked up their shares at below a dollar each in July last year should be more than satisfied as Hi-P also announced dividends of $0.19, $0.02 and $0.04 in August 2017, November 2017 and May 2018 respectively.
City Developments (CDL), a powerhouse in Singapore’s property sector, saw around $1.7 billion being taken off its market capitalisation as its share price plunged over 17 percent to as low as $9.22 within the first few minutes of trading on 6 July 2018. Meanwhile, investors who rode the upward movement in share price since $11.50 as at our previous coverage on 14 August 2017 would have been decently rewarded for cashing out as the developer’s shares traded around its 52-week high price of $13.52 in March 2018.
Cityneon Holdings' shares, which last changed hands at $1.07 as at end of trading on 11 September 2017, subsequently made its all-time high of $1.26 on 27 October 2017, representing a gain of over 17 percent within two months.
Gold is a unique metal unlike other commodities: Gold is also a medium of exchange or currency. Prior to the introduction of paper currency, gold coins were circulated as currency. Today, the shiny malleable metal continues to play an important role in the international monetary system and is often considered as a “safe haven” asset.
When investing in the equity market, we often look at financial indicators such as price-to-earnings (P/E), price-to-book (P/B) and dividend yield to identify investment worthy stocks. Apart from such financial indicators, there are also many more criteria to consider before putting your hard-earned money to work. Two of these criteria are ownership and free float.
Boustead Singapore (Boustead) has entered into a sale and purchase agreement with WhiteRock Medical Company (WhiteRock MedCo) to acquire 100 percent of the shareholding of WhiteRock Incorporation (WRI), compris...
Government spending on public amenities projects contributes significantly to the construction industry as the government is after all, the sector’s biggest client. This year, the government will put aside $20 billion for infrastructure, $12.8 billion for education and $10.2 billion for healthcare expenditure. In all, the total spending by the ministries is expected to come in at $80 billion in 2018.
Good education could change a life or even transform an entire country. An excellent example would be Singapore’s economic growth and development since 1965. The country’s success was strongly attributed to the technological literacy of the citizens, which was achieved largely through its educational system. As Benjamin Franklin once said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest,” and Singapore parents are very well aware of this. Last year, a survey by HSBC showed that Singapore parents spend an average of $96,000 on their children’s education, ranking third globally. The fact that a quality pre-school education helps to build sound foundations coupled with Singapore parents’ strong commitment towards their children’s education, certainly bode well for pre-school operators.