SGX Listed Stock

OVERSEA-CHINESE BANKING CORP (SGX:O39)


SGD 11.750
+0.020 / +0.17%
Share Price as of: 2019-01-18 17:06
Market / ISIN Code: SGX Mainboard / SG1S04926220
GICS® Sector / Industry Group / Industry: Financials / Banks / Banks


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Sudhan P.
2019-01-15 16:57:51
Love Dividends? Then, Check Out These 3 Singapore-Listed Banks
If you are a dividend-hungry investor, you should pay attention to the following blue-chip banks. The banks have been great dividend masters. They also have the potential to increase their dividends in years to come given their stable businesses. Bank #1: DBS Group Holdings Ltd (SGX: D05) DBS is the largest bank in Singapore and is one of Asia’s leading banks with over nine million customers in 18 markets. From 2013 to 2017, DBS has increased its dividend by 25% per year from S$0.58 per share to S$1.43 per share (includes 2017’s special dividend of S$0.50 per share). On a longer time frame, its dividend had climbed 11.2% yearly from S$0.26 per share in 2001 up till 2017. From 2018 onwards, DBS has committed to an annual dividend payment of S$1.20 per share. The higher dividend policy w
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sgwealthbuilder
2019-01-11 21:47:35
OCBC share price at threshold of an era
Being the oldest bank in Singapore, OCBC was born out of the Great Depression through the consolidation of three banks in 1932 – the Chinese Commercial Bank Limited, the Ho Hong Bank Limited and the Oversea-Chinese Bank Limited. Through the decades, OCBC had weathered numerous storms and went on to become one of the largest banks in Southeast Asia. In May 2018, OCBC share price even hit a sensational high of $14. The powerful surge of OCBC share price created much wealth for wealth builders. Will OCBC share price recapture its magical form again? A lot will depend on the management long-term strategies. Indeed, OCBC has a rich heritage as its founding father is Lee Kong Chian, the son-in-law of Mr Tan Kah Kee. Former Singapore President, Dr Tony Tan, also used to be OCBC Chairman and
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Jeremy Chia
2019-01-11 08:03:38
2 Bargain Singapore Shares To Buy In January
Thanks to a correction that began in February last year, the stock market now offers plenty of attractively-priced stocks. It is, therefore, a great time for bargain hunters to start accumulating shares of hammered down companies. With that in mind, here is a quick look at two stocks in Singapore that I believe are in bargain territory. Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Limited (SGX: O39) Singapore-based OCBC was formed in 1932 through the merger of three local banks. Since then, the company has grown to become one of the biggest local banks, with operations in 18 countries and regions. In the past decade, OCBC’s business has grown from strength to strength. Its total income reached S$9.64 billion in 2017, compared to S$3.84 billion in 2006. During that time, its book value per share has
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Sudhan P.
2019-01-09 10:43:16
How Did the Singapore-Listed Banks Perform in 2018?
In 2018, the Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI) posted a 6.5% decline in total return (which consists of capital gains and dividends), as revealed in a recent report by the Singapore Exchange. However, the three banks that belong to the index did better for the year. Let’s look at out how each of the banks performed in 2018. DBS Group Holdings Ltd (SGX: D05) DBS, the biggest bank in Singapore, posted a total return of 1.2% last year. The bank’s high dividend yield of around 5% allowed the total return to stay in the positive territory despite the fall in share price. For the nine months ended 30 September 2018, DBS’ total income went up by 12% to a record of S$9.94 billion mainly due to higher net interest income, which rose 16% to S$6.63 billion. Net interest margin increased from 1.7
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Lawrence Nga
2019-01-07 19:14:24
DBS, UOB or OCBC – Which Has The Best Financial Track Record? Round 2
In Singapore, the three major listed banks are DBS Group Holdings Ltd (SGX: D05), Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (SGX: O39) and United Overseas Bank Ltd (SGX: U11). After peaking in April 2018, these banks have seen their stocks price declining for the next few months, down by more than 20% from their respective peaks. The decline in the banks’ stocks price might draw some interest from investors. One of this group of investors is the Singapore dividend investors. In particular, Singaporean dividend investors might want to know which bank might be a better Singapore dividend stock. Clearly, there is no easy answer to the above question. After all, we do not know what will happen in the future. Still, we would like put the trio side by side for a direct comparison. In our pre
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Lawrence Nga
2019-01-07 19:07:51
DBS, UOB or OCBC – Who has a Better Dividend Share for 2019? Round 1
In Singapore, the three major listed banks are DBS Group Holdings Ltd (SGX: D05), Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (SGX: O39) and United Overseas Bank Ltd (SGX: U11). After peaking between end-April and early-May 2018, these banks have seen their stocks price declining for the next few months, down by more than 20% from their respective peaks. The decline in the Singapore banks’ share prices might draw some interest from investors. One of the groups of investors would the dividend investors. In particular, income investors might want to know: Which bank is the best dividend stock to own? There is no easy answer to the above question. After all, we do not know what will happen in the future. Still, I would like put the trio side-by-side for a direct comparison to find out the b
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Sudhan P.
2019-01-07 12:16:29
What Investors Should Know About Share Buybacks by Singapore-Listed Companies in 2018
According to a recent report released by the Singapore Exchange, 32 companies bought back 97 million shares or units for a total amount of S$78 million in December 2018. For the full year, the total share buybacks amounted to S$1.5 billion. The top ten companies with the most significant share buyback amounts in December were United Overseas Bank Ltd (SGX: U11), Keppel REIT (SGX: K71U), Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (SGX: O39), Stamford Land Corporation Ltd (SGX: H07), Venture Corporation Ltd (SGX: V03), SingHaiyi Group Ltd (SGX: 5H0), SATS Ltd (SGX: S58), Singapore Post Limited (SGX: S08), Tuan Sing Holdings Limited (SGX: T24), and Sembcorp Industries Limited (SGX: U96). Keppel REIT’s manager has been regularly buying back the REIT’s units since July 2018. As I noted
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Lawrence Nga
2019-01-07 10:56:23
Institutional Investors Bought These 3 Singapore Shares Towards the End of 2018
There are many ways to find investment ideas. Some useful ways are to screen for stocks or to look at a list of stocks near their 52-week lows to sieve out potential bargains. Studying what institutional investors have been buying or selling is another avenue. Institutional investors are typically large investment organisations, such as hedge funds, mutual funds, unit trust companies, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies and so on. These investors tend to possess vastly greater resources than individual investors like you and me when researching stocks. Hence, it may be useful to keep a close eye on what they are doing, as a way to generate ideas. In this article, I will look at three Singapore stocks (among the top ten stocks) that have seen the highest net purchases in dollar valu
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Dinesh Dayani
2019-01-07 10:14:54
Straits Times Index (STI) Stocks: How Much Would You Have Gained (Or Lost) If You Invested In 2018
The Straits Times Index (STI) is made up of the 30 strongest and most liquid stocks listed in Singapore. Comprising close to 80% of the entire market value in Singapore, the returns that the stocks on the STI provides is essentially the market returns or benchmark returns. For investors who are new or prefer taking a hands-off approach, being able to invest in the STI can be the most practical way to invest. This is primarily because it offers several advantages such as diversifying our investment portfolio with just one investment as well as receiving the market returns without requiring much knowledge or spending time monitoring and adjusting our portfolios. Currently, there are two listed STI exchange traded funds (ETFs) – the SPDR STI ETF and the Nikko AM Singapore STI ETF – that w
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Max Chew
2018-12-27 17:21:06
What Is PayNow And 3 Reasons To Register For It If You Have Not Done So
In support of Singapore’s efforts to become a cashless society, many solutions have emerged, including mobile wallets, a standardised QR code format, and even a common platform for conveniently making and receiving cashless payments across banks. The latter is known as PayNow, and if you haven’t yet set-up PayNow functionality for your bank account, here are some good reasons why you should get yourself registered today. Watch: Is It Possible To Live Cashlessly In Singapore? What Is PayNow? PayNow is a peer-to-peer fund transfer service launched by the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) on 10 July 2017. It allows users to transfer funds from one bank account to another in Singapore through FAST simply by entering a mobile number or Singapore NRIC/FIN. The servic
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Sudhan P.
2018-12-27 10:29:43
How Cheap Are Singapore-Listed Banks Currently?
Since hitting their respective peaks in the earlier part of 2018, shares in DBS Group Holdings Ltd (SGX: D05), Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (SGX: O39) and United Overseas Bank Ltd (SGX: U11) have declined significantly. For instance, the biggest of the trio, DBS, saw its share price fall 23% to S$23.28 yesterday, since hitting a high of S$30.84 on 30 April 2018. With the tumbling share prices, investors might be wondering if there is value in the banks’ shares at the latest stock prices. To answer that, let’s compare the historical price-to-book (PB) ratios, price-to-earnings (PE) ratios and dividend yields of the three banks with current valuations. Bank #1: DBS The following is a snapshot of DBS’ valuations from 2013 to 2017:Source: DBS 2017 annual report Over the pa
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Lawrence Nga
2018-12-24 11:25:02
How Effective Is Great Eastern Holdings Limited In Generating Profits?
Great Eastern Holdings Limited (SGX: G07), a prominent subsidiary of local banking giant Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Limited (SGX: O39), provides life insurance products. Founded in 1908, Great Eastern is also the oldest and most established life insurance group in Singapore and Malaysia. In this article, I want to dig deep into Great Eastern’s return on equity, or ROE. The choice of ROE Why the ROE some of you might be asking? That’s because the financial metric gives investors important insight on how effective a company is in generate a profit using the shareholders’ capital it has. A ROE of 20% means that a company generates $0.20 in profit for every dollar of shareholders’ capital invested. In general, the higher the ROE, the more profitable a company is. A high ROE can als
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Lawrence Nga
2018-12-20 11:43:38
3 Reasons Why Investors Should Be Excited About Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Limited Now
Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Limited (SGX: O39), or OCBC, is one of the three main local banks listed in Singapore. The company’s shares are currently out of favor among investors. At its current price of S$11.34 (at the time of writing), OCBC’s shares are down by 19% from its intra-day peak of S$14.04 seen in May this year. Despite the decline in share price, there are three reasons why investors should be excited about the company now. I discussed the first two reasons in the last article here. As a quick recap, those reasons were: 1) Stable financial track record; and 2) Positive latest earnings update. In this article, I will continue with the final reason. Attractive valuation No investment analysis is ever complete without considering the valuation of the company. Even good com
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Sudhan P.
2018-12-19 18:31:42
3 Things You Should Know About the Singapore Stock Market Today
Hello, everyone. Here are three things about the local stock market and investing in general that you might be interested in today. 1. The Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI) inched up 13.1 points, or 0.4%, to end the day at 3,058.7. Of the 30 index components, 20 finished in the green; four were in the red while the remaining six ended the day unchanged. The stock that emerged as the best performer was shipbuilder, Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Holdings Ltd (SGX: BS6). Its shares rose 4.2% to S$1.24 each. On the other hand, Golden Agri-Resources Ltd (SGX: E5H) was the biggest loser as it fell 2% to S$0.25. 2. Still in the blue-chip territory, I checked out the valuations of the Singapore banking trio – DBS Group Holdings Ltd (SGX: D05), Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (SGX: O39) and
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Sudhan P.
2018-12-19 10:38:29
Which Singapore-Listed Bank Is Cheaper Than The Stock Market Currently?
Yesterday, the Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI) fell 2.2%, or around 69 points, to 3,045.5. The three banks that make up most of the index – DBS Group Holdings Ltd (SGX: D05), Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (SGX: O39) and United Overseas Bank Ltd (SGX: U11) – dipped more than 1% each. Given the poor share performance by the banking trio in recent history, investors may want to know which bank has the most compelling valuation to hold for the long-term. To help answer that, I would be comparing the valuation of the banks against that of the SPDR STI ETF (SGX: ES3), an exchange-traded fund which can be taken as a proxy for the Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI). The table below shows the valuation comparison of the banks against the SPDR STI ETF (the best values among the banks
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Lawrence Nga
2018-12-17 14:06:53
2 Reasons Why Investors Should Be Excited About Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Limited Now
Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Limited (SGX: O39), or OCBC, is one of the three main local banks listed in Singapore. The company’s stocks are currently out of favor among investors. At its current price of S$11.34 (at the time of writing), OCBC’s shares are down by 19% from its intra-day peak of S$14.04 seen in May this year. Despite the decline in share price, here are two reasons why investors should be excited about the company now. Stable financial track record Investors make money from stock investment in two ways: through an increase in share price and through dividend payments. Both factors, in turn, are driven by how well a company can sustain and grow its profitability in the long run. In terms of track record, I like to see a company with either stable or growing over a period
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Lawrence Nga
2018-12-12 13:52:32
Institutional Investors Were Buying These 3 Blue-Chips In November
There are many ways to find investment ideas. Some useful ways are to screen for stocks or to look at a list of stocks near their 52-week lows to sieve out potential bargains. Studying what institutional investors have been buying or selling is another avenue. Institutional investors are typically large investment organisations, such as hedge funds, mutual funds, unit trust companies, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies and so on. These investors tend to possess vastly greater resources than individual investors like you and me when researching stocks. Hence, it may be useful to keep a close eye on what they are doing, as a way to generate ideas. In this article, I will look at three Singapore stocks (among the top ten stocks) that have seen the highest net purchases in dollar valu
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Sudhan P.
2018-12-07 12:44:01
3 Companies That Have Bought Back Their Shares This Week
Share buybacks can be a sensible thing to do when a company’s shares are undervalued, and the firm doesn’t see any other need for the cash that it has. In this article, let’s look at three companies that have repurchased their shares thus far during the week, as of market open today. Keppel REIT (SGX: K71U) Keppel REIT is a commercial real estate investment trust (REIT) that has interests in nine premium office assets located in Singapore and Australia. On 3, 4, 5 and 6 December 2018, the REIT’s manager bought back a total of 5,575,200 units at a price range of between S$1.16 and S$1.18 apiece. The total cost came up to around S$6.51 million. Keppel REIT units last traded at S$1.19 each on Thursday. The price translates to a price-to-book (PB) ratio of 0.8 and a distribution
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Jeremy Chia
2018-12-05 16:56:10
These Companies Could Benefit From The China-US Trade Truce
Is the worst of the trade conflict finally behind us? On Monday, stock markets in Asia reacted positively to the announcement that the United States and China have agreed not to impose further tariffs on each other for 90 days. China is hoping that the US will remove tariffs imposed in July, while the White House said that talks will take place to resolve specific US complaints such as “forced technology transfer” within the next 90 days. If the trade conflict does resolve, it will certainly be good news for investors around the world. Lower trade barriers mean more efficient use of resources and larger markets for companies around the world in a time where trade has become a major part of the world economy. While the lifting of trade tariffs do not directly impact Singapore,
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Sudhan P.
2018-12-04 11:33:33
What Investors Should Know About Share Buybacks by Singapore-Listed Companies in November 2018
Last month, 29 companies bought back 39 million shares or units for a total amount of S$108.8 million, according to a recent report released by the Singapore Exchange. The latest buyback amount is 82% up from October 2018 and almost thrice that of November 2017’s figure of S$39 million. The top ten companies with the most significant share buyback amounts in November 2018 were DBS Group Holdings Ltd (SGX: D05), United Overseas Bank Ltd (SGX: U11), Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (SGX: O39), SATS Ltd (SGX: S58), Keppel REIT (SGX: K71U), Olam International Ltd (SGX: O32), Singapore Post Limited (SGX: S08), Stamford Land Corporation Ltd (SGX: H07), Sembcorp Industries Limited (SGX: U96) and Lum Chang Holdings Limited (SGX: L19). The companies spent a total of S$104.7 million f





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