US markets ended lower overnight led by healthcare counters as investors await Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech tomorrow. Earlier, European stocks closed mixed amid volatility in commodity markets which saw oil and gold decline.
On the local market, the FBM KLCI shed 1.01 points to 1682.06 points. Following the negative performance in the US, the FBM KLCI could extend its pull back toward the support of 1670 points.
Stocks to watch include: a) Protasco, the group and the Kelantan state government-linked firm, Kijang Kuari Sdn Bhd, to jointly undertake road maintenance work in the state, over a two-year period for RM25.7 million; b) George Kent, a joint venture between the group and China Communications Construction Company Ltd (CCCC) has won the RM1.01 billion work package for trackworks, maintenance vehicles and work trains for the mass rapid transit (MRT) Line 2; c) Censof, the group has bagged a RM15.42 million national registry project from the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU), which is a government agency responsible for modernising and reforming the public sector; d) IJM, Panasonic, RHB, Parkson, Inari, Hap Seng Plantations, Dayang, UOA Development, following their quarterly results announcements yesterday.
24 August 2016
US markets climbed overnight led by materials counters as investors await Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech on Friday. Similarly, European stocks gained after encouraging PMI data lifted banks and miners.
On the local market, the FBM KLCI lost 8 points to 1683.07 points. Following the bullish performance in the US and Europe, the FBM KLCI could rebound today and climb towards its resistance of 1705 points.
Stocks to watch include: a) AWC, the group’s 4QFY16 net profit nearly tripled to RM6.49 million, on higher contributions from its facilities, environment and engineering divisions; b) AirAsia X, the group reported a net profit of RM1.02 million for its 2QFY16, against its net loss of RM132.94 million a year ago thanks to higher revenue coupled with lower fuel cost; c) Carlsberg Brewery, the group’s 2QFY16 net profit surged by 62% yoy to RM51.36 million, partly due to the one-time impairment loss of RM12.5 million incurred a year ago, relating to the Luen Heng F&B Sdn Bhd (LHFB) divestment; d) MISC, the group has been awarded a contract valued at about US$230 million (RM927.5 million) for the lease and operation of a floating storage and offloading vessel (FSO) by Chevron Offshore (Thailand) Ltd (COTL); e) Kossan Rubber, the group’s 2QFY16 net profit dropped by 13.6% yoy to RM40.97 million, as a result of persistent industry-wide selling pressures; f) MSM, the group saw its 2QFY16 net profit plunge 70% yoy to RM23.68 million, due to higher raw material costs and weaker ringgit.
23 August 2016
US markets declined overnight led by energy counters following lower oil prices. Similarly, European stocks posted losses due to falling oil prices and mining counters.
On the local market, the FBM KLCI gained 3.39 points to 1691.07 points. Following the overnight bearish performance in the US and Europe, the FBM KLCI could suffer further pressure and remain below the resistance of 1705 points. Immediate support is seen at 1650 points.
Stocks to watch include: a) Sunway Construction, the group has clinched the construction contract for the proposed new campus of the International School of Kuala Lumpur in Ampang, worth RM268 million; b) Salcon, the group has secured a RM66.78 million subcontract for the Langat Centralised Sewage Treatment Plant project from MMC Corp Bhd; c) JAKS Resources, the group's 2QFY16 net profit surged more than three times yoy to RM9.83 million, boosted by higher profit from construction division and the trading and manufacturing divisions; d) UMW OG, the group posted a net loss of RM67.25 million in its 2QFY16, compared with a net profit of RM4.46 million a year ago, due to prolonged oil and gas sector downturn; e) Alliance Financial Group, the company posted 8.65% yoy growth in net profit for its1QFY17, driven by higher interest income; f) AMMB, the group saw its 1QFY17 net profit down by 4.86% yoy, mainly due to higher other operating expenses, decrease in net interest income and Islamic banking business; g) Nestle, the group saw its 2QFY16 earnings grow 52.4% yoy, thanks to a lower effective tax rate, as well as a combination of higher turnover, favourable price trends in key raw materials and improved efficiency.
22 August 2016
US markets declined on Friday led by utility counters after a hawkish statement from the Federal Reserve. Similarly, European stocks dropped following sharp declines in banking and mining companies.
On the local market, the FBM KLCI dropped 7.19 points to 1687.68 points. Following the bearish performance in the US and Europe, the FBM KLCI could extend its pull back from the 1700-point level last week.
Stocks to watch include: a) Affin Holdings, the group saw a marginal decline of 1.4% yoy in 2QFY16 net profit to RM137.4 million, due to higher taxation. However, its net income rose 6.1% yoy to RM476.72 million, on improved interest income, Islamic banking income and other operating income; b) Lii Hen , the group’s 2QFY16 net profit grew 34.4% yoy to RM17.02 million, on better U.S. dollar exchange rate; c) Elsoft Research, thegroup posted a more than five-fold rise in its 2QFY16 net profit, on higher revenue and foreign exchange gains; d) Tan Chong Motor, the group posted a net loss of RM14.58 million in its 2QFY16, compared with a net profit of RM14.16 million a year ago due to higher operating and marketing expenses; e) Tune Protect, the group’s 2QFY16 net profit rose 64% yoy to RM26.46 million, thanks to better performance in general insurance and general reinsurance; f) Perisai, the group's floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) facility at the North Malay Basin has secured a six-month extension of charter duration, which is worth up to US$45 million (RM180.66 million); g) WZ Satu, the group has bagged a RM70.78 million contract to undertake civil roadworks for parts of the West Coast Expressway; h) Vivocom, the group has bagged a RM100 million turnkey contract to build two 18-storey apartment blocks in Chepor Batu 10, Perak.
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