How Did SG Stocks Fare For 4Q17?
With the 4Q17 earnings season just ending two weeks ago, how did each of the sectors fare in compared to consensus expectations? Overall, 31 percent of companies missed earnings expectations against a higher number of companies that did. There were also some positive surprises as DBS, City Development, CapitaLand, Memtech, Sunningdale and Raffles Medical raised their dividends more-than-expected. Investors Takeaway: 4Q17 Results Review Banks: Surpassed Expectations With More Positive Upside To Come The banking sector surpassed expectations as DBS and OCBC grew more than expected. Furthermore, both banks have also guided for loan growth in the high single digits in FY18. UOBKH also foresees net interest margin expansion for the banks to continue into 2018. Right now, DBS and OCBC a