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Sembcorp Industries could benefit from US-China trade war, says OCBC

SINGAPORE (June 4): OCBC Investment Research is maintaining “buy” on Sembcorp Industries (SCI) with a lower fair value estimate of $3.03 compared to $3.13 previously.

The fair value cut comes on the back of a lower fair values estimate for SCI’s 61%-owned marine business Sembcorp Marine (SMM), as the market continues to monitor SMM’s capital expenditure and working capital needs.

In a Tuesday report, analyst Low Pei Han notes that net gearing as at 1Q19 for SMM and SCI was at 1.47 times and 1.1 times, respectively,

Analysts expect a more exciting performance from mm2 Asia in FY20

SINGAPORE (June 4): DBS Vickers Securities is upgrading its call on mm2 Asia from “hold” to “buy” while raising its target price by a cent to 34 cents, which is pegged to 16 times FY20F earnings for the core business, and in line with listed peers in Asia.

Meanwhile, CGS-CIMB Research maintains its “add” call on the stock with an unchanged target price of 37 cents.

Why RHB remains positive on APAC Realty despite 1Q earnings miss

SINGAPORE (May 29): RHB Research is reiterating its “buy” call on APAC Realty while lowering its target price on the stock to 67 cents from 72 cents previously after cutting FY19-21F earnings to account for reduced private resale volume assumptions.

Time to 'buy' MindChamps as growth initiatives bear fruit: RHB

SINGAPORE (May 27): RHB Research continues to keep MindChamps Preschool at “buy” at a lower target price of 83 cents compared to 87 cents previously, indicating a 26% upside plus 2.2% yield.

The reduced target price comes after cutting FY19-20F earnings by 7% and 11%, respectively, upon management indications that adopting SFRS 16 has negatively impacted the group’s 1Q19 pre-tax profit by about $90,000 or -15%.

3 key reasons for UOB's confidence in PropNex despite 1Q earnings miss

SINGAPORE (May 22): UOB Kay Hian is maintaining “buy” on PropNex while lowering its target price to 60 cents from 66 cents previously.

The new target price is based on DCF and 2019F P/E of 10 times with reference to its closest listed competitor, APAC Realty, and comes after cutting net profit estimates by 11% to 15% for 2019-21F to reflect a shift in gross profit mix as well as higher staff cost assumptions.

Sembcorp Industries' near-term outlook hinges on sustained India uptrend, say analysts

SINGAPORE (May 21): CGS-CIMB Research and DBS Vickers Securities are maintaining their “add” and “buy” calls on Sembcorp Industries (SCI) with target prices of $3.41 and $3.90, respectively.

This comes after the group last week posted 21% higher 1Q earnings of $77 million on higher contributions from its energy segment, which was mainly driven by improved performance from India and the recognition of peak winter availability payments for UK Power Reserve.

Brokers unanimously positive on NetLink NBN's outlook after a satisfying FY19

SINGAPORE (May 15): OCBC Investment Research, DBS Vickers Securities and Maybank Kim Eng are maintaining their “buy” calls on NetLink NBN Trust (NLT) with the respective price targets of 95 cents, 90 cents and 83 cents.

Likewise, Phillip Capital continues to rate the trust at “accumulate” at a 93-cent price target.

UOL poised for greater growth with Marina Centre stake, says DBS

SINGAPORE (May 14): DBS Vickers Securities is maintaining its “buy” call on UOL Group with a target price of $8.53, which implies 0.8 times P/NAV and is pegged to a 35% discount to RNAV after taking into account the group’s higher valuation as well as stake in Marina Centre Holdings (MCH).  

Overseas Education started at 'buy' on stabilising student numbers, interest expense savings

SINGAPORE (May 10): Lim & Tan Securities has started coverage on Overseas Education Limited (OEL) at “buy” with a target price of 48 cents, representing a 60% upside potential from the stock’s 30 cent share price.

In an initiation report on Wednesday, the research house says it expects OEL’s current cash flows and huge cash balance could be used to maintain dividends of 2.75 cents, due to lower capital repayment after refinancing its $117.75 million bond at favourable rates.

CDL Hospitality Trusts remains top sector pick for RHB, Maybank despite a weak 1Q

SINGAPORE (May 2): RHB Research and Maybank Kim Eng are maintaining “buy” on CDL Hospitality Trusts (CDL HT) with respective price targets of $1.77 and $1.80, while OCBC Investment Research reiterates its “hold” call as it places its $1.56 fair value under review, pending further details.

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