Banyan Tree chart as of 17 Apr 17

Banyan Tree – collaborations with AccorHotels and Vanke may spark re-rating (17 Apr 17)

Banyan Tree recently clinched two noteworthy strategic partnership with AccorHotels and Vanke on 8 Dec 2016 and 23 Jan 2017 respectively. Since 23 Jan 2017, Banyan has largely traded between $0.465 – 0.530. It closed at $0.510 on 17 Apr 2017. If a company can catch the eyes of China’s largest property player Vanke and Europe’s largest hotel group / the world’s fifth largest hotel group AccorHotels, there must be some merit to it. I have managed to fix an exclusive 1-1 meeting with Mr Eddy See, Group MD and Mr Clement Ong, Head of Strategic Planning & Investment (“Management”) […]

Midas chart as of 7 Apr 17

6 concerns investors have with Midas (7 Apr 17)

Midas has slumped 14% post a 76% growth in its FY16 results. It closed at $0.225 on 7 Apr 2017 which was near the all-time closing low of $0.210. Some of my high net worth clients have told me their concerns on Midas. I have since met Mr Patrick Chew, CEO of Midas and Mr Liaw Kok Feng, CFO Midas for a 1-1 discussion. Here are my key takeaways.   Key takeaways from my concerns posed to the management Concern 1: Orders momentum have slowed for its aluminium extrusion segment According to management, they remain positive for their aluminium extrusion […]

Table 1_Geo Energy vs Golden Energy

Golden Energy – 4th largest in Indonesia but share price lags Geo Energy by a mile! (27 Mar 17)

Golden Energy (“GEAR”) has slumped 21% from $0.655 on 12 Dec 2016 to $0.515 on 27 Mar 2017. Compare this with a 47% rally in Geo Energy’s share price over the same period. Moreover, GEAR has slumped 10% post its results notwithstanding the strong set of results. Why is this so? I have managed to fix an exclusive 1-1 meetup with Mark Zhou, Head of investments, GEAR (“Management”) to find out more about the company’s business and prospects.   Key takeaways from the meetup Bullish on FY17F Management continues to be bullish about its outlook. Based on Chart 1 below, Indonesia, […]

STI chart as of 24 Mar 17

Ernest’s market outlook (24 Mar 17)

Dear all, After 109 trading days, S&P500 finally staged a 1% drop on 21 Mar 2017. Is this the start of a correction? Let’s take a look at the charts.   S&P500 Just to recap what I have mentioned on 10 Mar 2017 (see HERE), I wrote “All the EMAs are rising steadily. Since 8 Nov 2016, S&P500 has not traded below its 20D EMA for more than one trading session. Amid positively placed directional indicators (“DIs”), ADX has risen from 34 on 24 Feb 2017 to 38 on 10 Mar 2017, indicative of a trend. RSI has weakened from […]

stock-photo-laggards-stamp-sign-text-word-logo-red-509042836

Laggard stocks: Chart outlook for ISOTeam, Midas and Sapphire (17 Mar 17)

Notwithstanding the rally in the equity market, there are some stocks which continue to be laggards and are consolidating around their key support areas. If the market continues to stay buoyant, it may be a matter of time before funds rotate to the following laggard stocks, namely ISOTeam, Midas and Sapphire.   1.ISOTeam closed unchanged $0.390. Day range $0.390 – 0.395. Ave analyst: $0.600 ISOTeam has been testing the support area of around $0.375 – 0.390 for the past four days. Short term exponential moving averages (“EMA”) are moving lower with 20D EMA crossing below 50D EMA. It is fortunate […]

Table 2_Strong sales track record and robust project pipeline

Hatten Land Limited – “Capitaland” of Malacca (10 Mar 17)

For those who have gone to Malacca, they may have seen some of the developments by Hatten Land. Some may have gone as far to say that Hatten Land in Malacca may be considered as our “Capitaland” (to some extent) in Singapore. For those who are not familiar with Hatten Land, below is a short write-up.   Company description Hatten Land is the property development arm of the conglomerate Hatten Group with business in property development, property investment, hospitality, retail and education. Based on their circular, Hatten Land’s core business (See Table 1 below), is to sell all developed units […]

STI chart as of 10 Mar 17

Ernest’s market outlook (10 Mar 17)

Dear all, S&P500 has dropped 28 points, or 1.2% from its intraday high of 2,401 on 1 Mar 2017. Is a correction coming?   S&P500 Just to recap what I have mentioned on 24 Feb 2017 (see HERE), I wrote “S&P500 continues to be entrenched in an uptrend, as evidenced by its rising exponential moving averages (“EMAs”). ADX started to rise from 18 on 10 Feb 2017 to 34 on 24 Feb 2017, indicative of a trend. RSI closed at 80 on 24 Feb 2017. It is noteworthy that RSI only crosses above 80 on a couple of trading sessions […]

Sapphire FY16 results

5 observations on Sapphire’s results (10 Mar 17)

Sapphire’s share price slumped 8% from $0.335 on 27 Feb 2017 (before their results on 27 Feb, after market) to close $0.310 on 10 Mar 2017. Are their FY16 results bad? If yes, why does Mr Teh, CEO of Sapphire, record his first purchase since Sep 2015 now? Below are my five observations on Sapphire’s results. Click HERE for the press release. Table 1: Snapshot of Sapphire’s results Source: Company   5 observations on Sapphire’s results 1.Disposed loss making Mancala to be a focused infrastructure play Sapphire has divested the bulk of Mancala. Based on most industry experts, it is […]

Pic 1

Can $ComfortDelGro(C52) regain its customers of taxi service? (1 Mar 17)

Can $ComfortDelGro(C52) regain its customers of taxi service? (guest post) Brief Background of ComfortDelGro: ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited is a Singapore-based investment holding and management services company. It operates in eight segments: 1) Bus & bus station 2) Rail 3) Taxi 4) car rental and leasing 5) automotive engineering services 6) inspection and testing service 7) driving centre and 8) insurance broking services and outdoor advertising.   Summary of ComfortDelGro’s recent financial performance:  The group maintains a steady growth of net profit despite a slight revenue decline caused by unfavourable currency translation this year. With the entrance and fierce competition brought by Uber […]

STI chart as of 24 Feb 17

Ernest’s market outlook (24 Feb 17)

Dear all, Dow has hit daily highs for 11 consecutive sessions, its longest streak of records since 1987! What’s next for our markets?   S&P500 Just to recap what I have mentioned on 10 Feb 2017 (see HERE), I wrote “various indicators such as RSI, MACD, OBV and MFI continue to exhibit bearish divergences. ADX has slid from 41 in Dec 2016 to close at around 18 on 10 Feb 2017, which is indicative of a trendless market. RSI closed at 70 on 10 Feb 2017. Given the various chart indications, although S&P500 continues to be on an uptrend amid […]