DBS Vickers Securities

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.

SATS well supported by decent dividend yield, strong growth prospects: DBS

SINGAPORE (May 23): DBS Vickers Securities is remaining positive on SATS with a “buy” call and target price of $5.44, on the belief that Changi Airport and regional aviation growth will continue to drive the gateway services provider’s long-term earnings growth.

This comes after SATS ended FY19 with earnings of $248.4 million, down 5% y-o-y due to the absence of one-off gains.

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 slash estimates for Bumitama after 1Q disappointment, but say production remains strong

SINGAPORE (May 17): DBS Vickers Securities and UOB Kay Hian are maintaining their “buy” recommendations on Bumitama Agri Limited (BAL) with the respective price targets of 69 cents and 81 cents, even as the palm oil producer missed both research houses’ expectations with its latest set of quarterly results.

RHB Research, on the other hand, remains “neutral” on the stock while lowering its P/E based target price to 62 cents from 67 cents previously to reflect a 9% downside.  

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).  

HRnetGroup downgraded to 'hold' on weaker earnings outlook, lower valuation

SINGAPORE (May 14): DBS Vickers Securities is downgrading its call on HRnetGroup to “hold” from “buy” with a lower price target of 85 cents compared to $1.05 previously on expectations of a weaker Singapore jobs market, which is believed to drag on the group’s earnings growing forward.

The research house is now anticipating FY19F core earnings to decline due to lower productive headcount (PHC), weaker jobs outlook for professional placement, and a loss of demand from fintech companies in Singapore.

UOB valuations & yield still deemed attractive after share price run-up

SINGAPORE (May 6): Jefferies, DBS Vickers Securities and RHB Research are maintaining their “buy” calls on United Overseas Bank (UOB) with the respective price targets of $31, $29.20  and $30.80 following last week’s release of the bank’s 1Q19 earnings, which grew 8% on-year on higher interest income.

High expenses, potential competition remain concerns for SGX this year

SINGAPORE (April 29): OCBC Investment Research is downgrading its call on Singapore Exchange (SGX) to “hold” while lowering its fair value estimate to $7.60 from $7.98 previously, in view of a muted outlook.

Meanwhile, DBS Vickers Securities and CGS-CIMB Research are maintaining their “hold” and “add” calls on the stock with price targets of $7.05 and $7.90, respectively.

Perennial's latest divestment could signal more to come, says DBS

SINGAPORE (April 24): DBS Vickers Securities is maintaining its “buy” rating on Perennial Real Estate Holdings (PREH) with an unchanged target price of 83 cents as it continues to expect near-term earnings to be driven by further divestment or fair value gains.

AXA Tower and Beijing Tongzhou are some of the potential assets to be divested, in the research house’s view.

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