SGX Listed Stock

OVERSEA-CHINESE BANKING CORP (O39.SI)


SGD 13.180
-0.030 / -0.23%
Share Price as of: 2018-01-17 17:06
Market / ISIN Code: SGX Mainboard / SG1S04926220
GICS® Sector / Industry Group / Industry: Financials / Banks / Banks


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The Motley Fool Singapore
Sudhan P.
2018-01-12 09:20:13
3 Companies That Have Bought Back Their Shares This Week
Warren Buffett is someone who strongly encourages companies to buy back their shares if the conditions are right. In his 1984 Letter to Shareholders, he opined: “When companies with outstanding businesses and comfortable financial positions find their shares selling far below intrinsic value in the marketplace, no alternative action can benefit shareholders as surely as repurchases.” Let’s take a look at three companies picked at random that have repurchased their shares thus far during the week. 1. Singapore Post Limited (SGX: S08) Singapore Post is no stranger to Singaporeans. With a history stretching back 150 years, it operates three business segments – Postal, Logistics and eCommerce – currently. On 8 and 11 January 2018, the company clawed back from the market 600,000
The Motley Fool Singapore
Sudhan P.
2018-01-11 15:08:38
Which Singapore-Listed Bank Is Cheaper Than the Market Now?
The three listed banks in Singapore are DBS Group Holdings Ltd (SGX: D05), Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (SGX: O39) and United Overseas Bank Ltd (SGX: U11). The banks make up close to 40% of the Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI) and are loved by many Singaporean investors due to their resilience. Therefore, it is not astonishing that each of the bank’s shares rose more than 29% in 2017 while the STI only went up around 18% during the same time frame. Given the strong lead up last year, I thought it would be interesting to see which bank is still valued lower than the SPDR STI ETF (SGX: ES3), an exchange-traded fund which can be taken as a proxy for the STI. The table below shows the comparison of the banks against the SPDR STI ETF (the best values are in bold):Source: S&P
The Motley Fool Singapore
Sudhan P.
2018-01-10 11:33:34
What Investors Should Know About Share Buybacks By Singapore Stocks In 2017
A company can do a few things with the free cash flow it churns out every year. It can reinvest the money into its business, use it to pare down debt, pay dividends to shareholders, or buy back its shares. There are a few reasons why companies want to buy back their shares. Some companies might do so to support their share price. By reducing the number of shares outstanding, the earnings per share will increase. This causes the price-to-earnings ratio to fall due to a larger denominator. The share price should then rise as the market perceives the share price as cheaper than before the repurchase. In 2017, 82 Singapore-listed companies bought back their shares, spending a total of S$425 million, according to a recent report by Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX: S68). In December 2017 alone,
The Motley Fool Singapore
Lawrence Nga
2018-01-09 16:20:58
7 Things Investors Should Know About How Different Sectors Performed In The Stock Market Over The Past Year
The Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI) started 2017 at 2,881 points and ended the year 18.1% higher at 3,403. Yet, this healthy return does not imply that all types of stocks in the local market did well. In this article, I want to share some information about how different sectors (as defined by the Global Industry Classification Standard, or GICS) had performed over the past year, based on data published by stock exchange operator Singapore Exchange. Here they are: 1. In the 12 months ended 8 January 2018,  the two best performing sectors in our local stock market were Materials and Information Technology. The former was up by 110%, whilst the latter was up by 103%. 2. For the same period in the first point, the two worst performing sectors were Energy and Telecommunication Services.
DollarsAndSense.sg
Dinesh Dayani
2018-01-05 08:03:06
Gong Cha or LiHo; Llaollao or Yole. We Explain How They’re Different
When we’re buying something, we usually consider how much it costs, how good the product is or in what ways it is unique compared to similar products from its competitors. Using this information, we then make a decision that we believe gives us the best value. Another differentiating factor between products is its brand. As consumers, we usually feel for a brand the way we would another person, i.e. how much we trust it, how we would go out of our way to buy it (paying a little more or accepting a small inconvenience) and even how we would repeatedly buy from it. Read Also: Will The Bike Sharing Economy In Singapore Last? What Happened in the Gong Cha VS LiHo and llaollao VS Yole Controversy? In 2017, there were two major brands in Singapore that were replaced by unheard ones in the
DollarsAndSense.sg
Timothy Ho
2018-01-03 13:47:13
Bought Your Dream Condominium? Here’s Why Your Next Step Should Be To Buy Home Contents Insurance
This article is written in partnership with OCBC. Views expressed are the independent opinion of DollarsAndSense.sg Many in Singapore aspire to live in a condominium with luxurious amenities including a swimming pool, tennis courts, private security and many other facilities. However, owning a private condominium isn’t cheap, with 3-bedroom condominium apartments usually selling for at least S$1 million or more. On top of that, there is also the additional cost of renovating and furnishing the apartment, which makes the cost of ownership higher than the actual purchase price of the condominium. Having spent so much money on a property, one of the biggest mistakes owners can make is not having adequate insurance to protect their property. Isn’t My Condominium Already Insured? Most owner
Passive Income Farmer
Passive Income Farmer
2018-01-01 14:10:14
My Stock Portfolio @ end Dec 2017
Top 30 in my portfolio: No. STOCK NAME No.of SHARES PORTFOLIO% MARKET $ 1SGX4,30010.337.442SATS4,0006.715.203Starhub7,0006.442.854OCBC Bank1,4385.7512.395UOB6335.4126.456CapitaLand Mall Tr7,8005.362.137SPH6,0005.132.658Suntec Reit5,8004.032.159Keppel Corp1,6003.807.3510CDL HTrust6,8003.711.6911ParkwayLife Reit3,6003.472.9912Keppel DC Reit7,4003.421.4313FCT4,7003.402.2414AIMSAMPI Cap Ind R7,7003.381.3615SingTel2,6903.103.5716SPH Reit8,5002.881.0517Mapletree Com Tr4,8002.511.6218Starhill Global Reit9,8002.450.77519Frasers Com Tr4,8492.331.4920CapitaLand2,0002.283.5321Bukit Sembawang1,0002.026.2722Sembcorp Indust1,8001.763.0323SIA Engg1,5001.523.1324FCL1,8001.212.0825Keppel InfraTr6,0001.110.57526Cache Log Tr4,0001.100.85527Frasers L&I Tr2,7001.011.1628Silverlake Axis4,5000.840.
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Bloomberg
2017-12-29 12:39:29
Higher Taxes And Rate Hikes? What’s Ahead for Singapore
Singapore is bracing for possible tax increases and monetary policy tightening in 2018 against a backdrop of steady economic growth and benign inflation. The city state’s economy will probably expand 2.8 percent next year compared with an estimated 3.3 percent this year, while inflation is forecast to pick up slowly, according to the median estimates in a Bloomberg survey. Gross domestic product probably rose an annualized 2.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017 from the previous three months, according to a separate survey ahead of data due 2 January 2018. Smooth Sailing Economists see Singapore set for steady growth, calm inflation in 2018. While some economists including Selena Ling at Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) say the potential domestic fiscal and monetary policy
Aspire
Joey Ho
2017-12-28 11:36:32
SI Research: How Share Buybacks Affect Shareholder Value
Share buybacks are usually viewed positively because the reduction of the total number of shares outstanding increases value for shareholders. This is a result of an increase in earnings per share since the remaining shares will be worth a greater percentage of the company. In addition, applying the laws of supply and demand, a lower number of shares outstanding could result in an upward effect on the price. At times, a share buyback could also be an early sign of privatisation, which could net the remaining shareholders a decent premium. Not Always The Case Investors should take a closer look instead of simply making an investment decision based on a company’s share buybacks. Certain companies such as Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation and Singapore Technologies Engineering have employ
Aspire
Annie Lim
2017-12-27 16:02:42
Overweight On Banking Sector; Which Bank Stock Is Better?
The banking sector has been looked upon favourably recently as analysts are expecting the synchronised recovery in the global economy would stimulate stronger growth in the sector.  In this article, we will be examining the general outlook of the banking sector, as well as analysing the relative strengths of the three major banks in Singapore. The general outlook in the banking sector is positive with strong growth in domestic loans of 6.8 percent year-on-year for October 2017. In particular, domestic business loans grew by 9 percent due to strong demand from property related businesses. Similarly, car loans saw a 4.5 percent increase which is the highest growth rate since the start of 2013. Analysts from UOB-Kay Hian examined the productivity and cost efficiency of the three local banks
Doctor Wealth
Editorial Team
2017-12-23 08:56:33
If You Don’t Know These 10 Blue Chip Stocks, You Are Not Considered A Singaporean.
In poker, the “blue chip” is considered the chip that has the highest value.In stock market terms, this refers to nationally recognised, well-established, and financially sound companies. They are typically the largest listed companies in Singapore by market capitalisation, and a synonym for STI ETF.Blue chip are known to be relatively stable due to their strong balance sheet and dominant market position; making them difficult to fail and capable of riding out financial crisis during bad market cycles.There is a reason why so many Singaporean prefer to invest blue chip stocks, mainly because of its perceived certainty, which means less risk, and they are often common household names like M1 and SPH, which most Singaporean investors can relate to.Blue chips are also often backed up by l
Sanye Investment Portfolio
Sanye ◎ 三页
2017-12-22 19:47:36
Portfolio Update 22 December 2017
As I will be travelling after Christmas and only be back in Singapore 30 December, I decided to do the monthly update earlier for this month.While US stocks were moving higher in light of tax cut this month, local stocks didn't seem to have the same sentiment. Up till today, STI lose 47.83 points, or 1.39% this month. Since everyone is preparing to enjoy the well deserved year end break, I don't think much will happen next week. (personal opinion, don't hold me for it)Compared to the index, my portfolio did better this month. Its value dropped only 0.4% compared with end November.This month, CWT finally was de-listed. I bought it at 95 cents years ago and now sold it at S$2.33. So it was not so bad. No other transaction was done.For the year 2017, Singapore share market has done well. The
DollarsAndSense.sg
Timothy Ho
2017-12-22 14:17:43
4 Reasons Why Some Investors Choose Bonds Over Shares
This article is written as part of a DollarsAndSense.sg collaboration with For Tomorrow. For Tomorrow is brought to you by Temasek, in partnership with MoneySmart and DollarsAndSense. All views expressed in the article are the independent opinion of DollarsAndSense.sg. When it comes to investing, there are two main asset classes people in Singapore typically choose to invest in. These are bonds and shares, and between them, bonds are often touted as the safer option. But why do some investors choose bonds over shares? To understand why this is the case, you first need to understand the main characteristics of each of these asset class. Investing In Bonds VS Equities When you invest in equities, you become part owner of a business. However, when you invest in bonds, you are investing in th
The Motley Fool Singapore
Sudhan P.
2017-12-22 12:14:50
3 Companies That Have Bought Back Their Shares This Week
Warren Buffett is a huge advocate of companies buying back their shares. He believes that share buybacks can reveal a thing or two about the company’s management. He once said: “What you’d like to do as an investor is hook them up to a machine and run a polygraph to see whether it’s true. Short of a polygraph the best sign of a shareholder-oriented management — assuming its stock is undervalued — is repurchases. A polygraph proxy, that’s what it is.” On that note, let’s check out three businesses picked at random that have repurchased their shares so far during the week. 1. Singapore Post Limited (SGX: S08) Singapore Post is no stranger to Singaporeans. With a history stretching back 150 years, it currently operates three business segments – Postal, Logistics and e
Aspire
Lim Si Jie
2017-12-22 09:56:59
Exposure To These 4 Sectors For Broad-based Growth In 2018!
2018 will be the year where Singapore’s economy recovery will broaden from the manufacturing sector to the rest of the economy, according to DBS. DBS believes that this turn in tide for Singapore’s economy is both powerful and sustainable. Thus, to help investors make better portfolio allocation in 2018, we highlight four sectors that DBS recommends adding exposure to in a year of broad-based growth. Investors Takeaway: 4 Sectors DBS Would Want Exposure To In 2018 Banking The past two years for the banking have been plagued by woes in the oil and gas sectors. While a recovery of the oil and gas sector might be too early to call, banks have largely provisioned for its risks in the sector. Moving forward, DBS highlights that one of the growth factors for banks in 2018 is loans growth.
The Motley Fool Singapore
Sudhan P.
2017-12-15 10:02:43
3 Companies That Have Bought Back Their Shares This Week
Warren Buffett is a huge advocate of companies buying back their shares. He believes that share buybacks can reveal a thing or two about the company’s management. He once said: “What you’d like to do as an investor is hook them up to a machine and run a polygraph to see whether it’s true. Short of a polygraph the best sign of a shareholder-oriented management — assuming its stock is undervalued — is repurchases. A polygraph proxy, that’s what it is.” On that note, let’s check out three businesses picked at random that have repurchased their shares so far during the week. 1. Silverlake Axis Ltd (SGX: 5CP) Silverlake Axis is a software solutions provider servicing mainly the financial services sector. On 11 and 12 December, the firm bought back 2.4 million shares at a p
DollarsAndSense.sg
Timothy Ho
2017-12-13 16:23:28
4 Stocks This Week (Share Buybacks) [8 Dec 2017] – OCBC; Silverlake; Sembcorp Marine; Singapore Post
Share buybacks is an initiative where companies buy some of its own shares back from the open market. These shares that are bought are held by the company as treasury shares and no longer publicly available for trading. This reduces the number of outstanding shares and also improves the earnings-per-share, and other financial ratios of the remaining shares. Very often, a company buying back shares from the open market suggests that management thinks that its current share price is undervalued. This acts as a signal for other investors, who may take a deeper look at the stock to see for themselves if they agree with the management’s observations. In this week’s edition of 4 Stocks This Week, we look at four companies on the Singapore Exchange which have bought back a large number of
The Motley Fool Singapore
Sudhan P.
2017-12-08 18:05:17
3 Companies That Have Bought Back Their Shares This Week
Warren Buffett is someone who strongly encourages companies to buy back their shares if the conditions are right. In his 1984 Letter to Shareholders, he opined: “When companies with outstanding businesses and comfortable financial positions find their shares selling far below intrinsic value in the marketplace, no alternative action can benefit shareholders as surely as repurchases.” On that note, let’s take a look at three companies picked at random that have repurchased their shares so far this week. 1. Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited(SGX: O39) Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation, or OCBC for short, is the longest established local bank and is the second largest financial services group in Southeast Asia by assets. On 4, 5 and 6 December 2017, OCBC repurchased a tot
The Motley Fool Singapore
Sudhan P.
2017-12-08 10:38:54
3 Timeless Dividend Investing Tips to Fortify and Grow Your Portfolio
Many of us love to invest in dividend stocks as we can get regular income while holding onto the companies. However, not all dividend stocks are created equal. Some companies have cut their dividends in recent times while others have grown their dividends amid economic slowdowns. Therefore, how do we choose the correct dividend stocks to invest in? Here are three tips to keep in mind before you buy the next income stock. Look out for stability of the business, especially the free cash flow Firstly, a company that you are keen to invest in must have a durable competitive advantage with increasing free cash flow. This competitive advantage will protect a company’s earnings power from its competitors. Generally, a firm’s free cash flow is used to pay dividends, reinvest into the busi
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Sudhan P.
2017-12-07 10:20:06
Bitcoin Blows Past the US$14,000-Mark And is Now Larger Than the Combined Size of Singapore’s Banks
It seems like nothing can stop the meteoric rise in the price of Bitcoin. The cryptocurrency started 2017 at below US$1,000, but it has shot through the roof in recent months, surpassing the US$5,000-mark in October and going above US$11,000 for the first time less than two months later. It did not stop there. Bitcoin zoomed past US$14,000 today, less than 24 hours after crossing US$12,000. It is now worth US$14,038.97, up more than 1,300% year-to-date. Source: Coindesk With that, the digital currency’s market capitalisation stands at around US$235 billion now, trouncing some of the combined market capitalisations of the Straits Times Index‘s (SGX: ^STI) components. For one, the Singapore banks – DBS Group Holdings Ltd (SGX: D05), Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Limited (SGX: O





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