Highlights
KLSE: PBBANK (1295)       PUBLIC BANK BHD MAIN : Finance
Last Price Today's Change   Day's Range   Trading Volume
24.20   -0.04 (0.17%)  24.02 - 24.24  5,015,000
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Overview

Market Cap: 93,948 Million
NOSH: 3,882 Million
Avg Volume (4 weeks):4,612,120
4 Weeks Range:23.68 - 24.30
4 Weeks Price Volatility (%):
83.87%
52 Weeks Range:19.90 - 24.30
52 Weeks Price Volatility (%):
97.73%
Average Price Target: 22.44
Price Target Upside/Downside: -1.76

Financial Highlight

Latest Quarter | Ann. Date 31-Dec-2017 [#4]  |  22-Feb-2018
Next QR | Est. Ann. Date: 31-Mar-2018  |  20-Apr-2018
T4Q P/E | EY: 17.17  |  5.82%
T4Q DY | Payout %: 2.51%  |  43.06%
T4Q NAPS | P/NAPS: 9.6247  |  2.51
T4Q NP Margin | ROE: 26.59%  |  14.64%

Headlines

Date Subject
12-Apr-2018 Mplus Market Pulse - 12 Apr 2018
06-Apr-2018 Bank Industry Peers Comparison @ 4th April 2018, MAYBANK, PBBANK, HLBANK, CIMB - oldfriendsinvesting
23-Mar-2018 上升股:大众银行阻力RM24.40
23-Feb-2018 Mplus Market Pulse - 23 Feb 2018
23-Feb-2018 Public Bank - FY17: Punches Above Its Weight
23-Feb-2018 Public Bank Berhad - Consistently Efficient
23-Feb-2018 Public Bank - Another Favourable Quarter
22-Feb-2018 [转贴] PBBANK神话再续 - 盈利历史新高 - Harryt30
30-Jan-2018 上升股:大众银行阻力RM22.50
22-Jan-2018 银行股中脱颖而出.大众银行最抗跌稳健
19-Jan-2018 Public Bank - Still Highly in Favour
27-Oct-2017 Public Bank - Moderation In Loan Growth But Overall Still Stable
27-Oct-2017 Public Bank: 3Q17: Solid Results
27-Oct-2017 Public Bank (BUY, Maintain) - Another Favourable Quarter
27-Oct-2017 Mplus Market Pulse - 27 Oct 2017
27-Oct-2017 Public Bank - 9M17: Results Within Expectations
27-Oct-2017 Public Bank - Continue To Generate Stable Income
27-Oct-2017 Public Bank Berhad - As Expected but Easing Ahead
15-Sep-2017 [MQ Trader] Fundamental Friday - Fundamental Analysis on Public Bank
20-Aug-2017 5令吉买进.股息58仙.大众银行“老股东”赚翻

Business Background

Public Bank Bhd is a Malaysian banking group that provides a range of financial products and services, including personal banking, commercial banking, Islamic banking, investment banking, share broking, trustee services, nominee services, sale and management of unit trust funds, bancassurance, and general insurance products. In additional to its mostly Malaysian operational presence, the bank is exposed to other Southeast Asian nations through some of its branches. Its strategy emphasizes organic growth in the retail banking business, particularly retail consumers and small and medium-size enterprises. The vast majority of its earning assets are in loans, advances, and financing.
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masterus US Government shuts down for second time in 2018 as Congress misses deadline.
09/02/2018 17:51
Activeinvestor Sold most and now switch to Petronm for its low pe high net cash biz
12/02/2018 14:47
rexarin QR not released?
17/02/2018 11:19
pakatan_harapan2 No wonder Teh Hong Piow will retire soon.

rexarin QR not released?
17/02/2018 11:19
20/02/2018 09:13
pakatan_harapan2 We support closing down banks. Why let rakyat suffer to make PBB share go up?
20/02/2018 09:14
Orange88 SIME 19,21

Money122 I confident that next QR announcement is a good result
19/02/2018 11:07

EngineeringProfit huat ar
19/02/2018 11:52

Ivy Che hopefully can go back to 3.00
19/02/2018 11:55

EngineeringProfit : )
19/02/2018 13:20

vcheekeong Will hit 3.00+
19/02/2018 14:51

Money122 Huat at!!
19/02/2018 20:59

Money122 Start go up...huat at!
20/02/2018 10:32

susan_sg KLSE Picks - BUY 8000 SHARES OF SIME DARBY BHD @2.73-2.74 SL 2.64

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20/02/2018 16:57
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Orange88 Sime 19, Sime 21 Buy Buy Buy 10 sen 7 sen
21/02/2018 11:59


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Orange88 Orange88 Sime 19, Sime 21 Buy Buy Buy 10 sen 7 sen
21/02/2018 12:19
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Orange88 Aim 50% returns
21/02/2018 12:25
joetay seems like orange88 now has hallucination as well.

lol...........
21/02/2018 12:41
Jeffreyteck Sucking bank, increased banker cheque charges to MYR6 even though pay to yourself, claiming in supporting BNM policy to go chequeless but never treat customers fairly despite it is the policy.
21/02/2018 19:50
Newbie Here start movement
22/02/2018 09:42
perterpan Sold most and now switch to Petronm for its low pe high net cash biz
22/02/2018 11:07
vivoviva This bank is only cooking its books to make it look good. Public think that it is performing well. But those loans figures are so damn fake. Forcing customer to draw down and put in FD over the quarter. LOL. But anyway BNM has been sending their auditors in to find out the true reason.
22/02/2018 16:34
perterpan Petronm 2017 full year earnings jump 70% and exceeding RM400 million with 25 cents dividend

https://www.klsescreener.com/v2/announcements/view/28820735
23/02/2018 07:27
anonboy Kesm is a very good buy. Its outlook is very good after the recent AGM. It is likely to fly after the next QR announcement. automotive semiconductor stock
23/02/2018 08:37
ZeroCityHunter Huat Ar
23/02/2018 09:11
pretty_life Pbbank crazy liao...huat ar
23/02/2018 09:14
perterpan etron Malaysia Refining and Marketing Berhad - Hit by Margin Compression
Author: PublicInvest | Publish date: Fri, 23 Feb 2018, 09:46 AM

Petron Malaysia Refining and Marketing Berhad (Petron) recorded a full year FY17 net profit of RM341.8m (+44.8% YoY), excluding exceptional items amounting to RM65.6m owing to compulsory divestment of service stations. The lower-than-expected net profit achievement, meeting only 79% of our and consensus 90% full-year estimates, was the result of margin compression following the faster rise in crude oil prices (cost of goods) against product prices (sales). Operating margin halved to 3.7 % in 4QFY17 against 7.8% for the same period a year ago. The company declared RM0.25 dividend per share for FY17 meanwhile, higher than FY16’s of RM0.22, though in line with our expectation. In the short-term, oil price volatility may persist but in the long run, the outlook on oil prices remains sanguine driven by the re-acceleration of global economy. This will be led by the improving prospects of major economies and hence the pickup in industrialization activities, which in turn will underpin the recovery of demand for oil. We remain positive on the prospects of Petron and reaffirm our Outperform target on Petron with a target price of RM13.62, suggesting a potential upside of 13.5%.

Higher 4QFY17 revenue (+23.6% YoY) driven by higher global oil prices and volume sold. Global oil prices in 4QFY17, using Brent prices as a benchmark, recorded a 24.4% YoY jump to USD61 per barrel. Petron also registered higher sales volume of 9.1 million (+9.6% YoY) barrels for the quarter, owing to better economic conditions and steady increase in the number of petrol stations.
Net profit for 4QFY17 dropped 8.6% YoY to RM101.8m despite the 23.6% increase in revenue. Operating margins took a hit as it dipped to 3.7% in the quarter (4QFY16: 7.8%), no thanks to the faster increase in crude oil prices compared to product prices, leading to compressions.
Outlook. Despite the steady rise in oil prices, the company remains vigilant and cognizant of the persistent volatilities resulting from continued imbalances in oil supply and demand. We believe the company will continue to improve their efficiency as a natural defense against this however. Additionally, we foresee the company will continue to leverage on firmer demand as a result of steady economic conditions which underpins their drive to add more petrol stations in the near future.
Source: PublicInvest Research - 23 Feb 2018
23/02/2018 10:02
JamesTrue Over value.
23/02/2018 12:03
Imposterranger Dragonpick Let Petronm stablise for the time being and you will see the hidden super powerful reward it will bring later on the back of its :

1. Healthy and debt free B/S;
2. Strong net cashflow;
3. Steady biz growth;
4. Higher dividend payout;
5. Attractive P/E < 10;
6. Opening more retailing petrol stations;
7. Prudent and quality management team;
8. On the radar of Public Invest and RHB Invest.
23/02/2018 13:38
23/02/2018 13:44
fkser c15 huat
23/02/2018 15:18
ramsyll Latest price targets on PBBank:

TA Securities - RM27.30 (23.2.2018)
Affin Hwang - RM24.50 (23.2..2018)
MIDF Research - RM25.70 (23.2.2018)
Kenanga Research - RM22.35 (23.2.2018)
UOB Kay Hin - RM22.50 (Oct 2017)

Average TP = RM24.47

At current price of RM22.56, still got RM1.91 upside potential (8.5%)
23/02/2018 15:20
ramsyll PBB C15 current price of RM0.435. If PBB @ RM22.64, C15 should be RM0.465.. got RM0.03c differential upside.
23/02/2018 15:24
pretty_life If break 22.7 will direct to touch 23 today...let see
23/02/2018 15:33
pang72 Wow..
All reports kaput....
Buy pbb safer
28/02/2018 00:39
pang72 Almost nothing can buy...
Buy pbb, world champion banking group..
Can sleep well at night
28/02/2018 00:40
pang72 Any stock recommendations?
28/02/2018 00:41
pang72 Pbb..dividend play also...
Keep for long term can multi x
28/02/2018 00:43
calvintaneng In Popularity Public Bank Is Top

But TA performance beats Public Bank

https://klse.i3investor.com/blogs/www.eaglevisioninvest.com/150381.jsp
12/03/2018 10:46
masterus Jim WILLIE Warns (March 16,2018) The Inevitable Collapse of The US Dollar Will Hit This March 2018.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN1xPmnqfjI
16/03/2018 19:04
NoPlayBall @masterus
So, what have you done to prepare for the dollar's coming collapse ?
16/03/2018 19:11
masterkill Gap down
23/03/2018 07:28
masterus China is taking a measured approach with its proposal to slap retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods, according to experts.

Beijing on Friday said it may target 128 U.S. products with an import value of only $3 billion in response to President Donald Trump's announcement of tariffs on up to $60 billion in Chinese imports.

U.S. goods exported to China in 2016 totaled $115.6 billion, according to official data. Given the size of the two countries' trade, Beijing's limited focus on just $3 billion of U.S. imports is "very cautious," according to a former assistant U.S. Trade Representative for China Affairs.
23/03/2018 12:37
masterus Oil price crosses $70 amid Iran deal tensions
24 MARCH 2018
Oil prices rose as investors saw increasing possibility that the US could withdraw from the historic Iran nuclear deal.

Crude oil prices posted their biggest weekly gain in eight months with rising geopolitical risk in the Middle East threatening security supply once again.


International benchmark Brent crude gained 6.6 percent this week, briefly reaching $70.58 a barrel on Friday.

American benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) rose 5.7 percent this week and climbed as high as $66 a barrel.

While both benchmarks reached Friday their highest level since January 29, they also posted their best weekly gains since the last week of July 2017.
25/03/2018 15:13
masterus Fabio Teixeira / Pacific / Barcroft via Getty Images
Currency speculators continue to shun the US dollar.
Net short positioning among this cohort has hit the highest level in nearly four years.
Traders favouring the Japanese yen and commodity currencies such as the Australian, Canadian and New Zealand dollars.
The US dollar remains on the nose with currency traders.

According to ANZ Bank, citing data from the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) latest Commitment of Traders (CoT) report, leveraged funds sold the greenback again last week, leaving net short positioning in the dollar at the highest level since May 2014.

This chart from ANZ shows net US dollar positioning overlaid against movements in the US dollar index, or DXY.
26/03/2018 09:40
FullTime America and China, the world's two largest economies, may soon be in a trade war.
Leaders from the two nations have announced tariffs on each other. But the real fear among businesses, investors and lawmakers: Escalation.

This could just be the beginning -- "the first of many" trade actions, as President Trump put it Thursday.
26/03/2018 10:33
masterus After the GE14, it shoot up to 3.50 against USD
27/03/2018 10:56
RedEagle Islamic banks driving Malaysian banking sector growth — RAM
TheEdge Tue, Mar 27, 2018 - 1 hour ago


KUALA LUMPUR (March 27): Islamic financing, which recorded a healthy 10.3% growth in 2017 and was substantially ahead of conventional banks’ 1.7% growth during the same period, now account for 71% of increase in the banking system's financing in 2017, according to RAM Rating Services Bhd.

“Our analysis shows that Islamic financing has overtaken conventional loans as the growth driver for the domestic banking system in recent years. Islamic financing accounted for 71% of the increase in the banking system’s financing in 2017, as several major players’ Islamic First strategy gained further traction,” said RAM's co-head of financial institution ratings, Wong Yin Ching, in a statement today.

RAM expects the strong growth momentum for Islamic financing to continue in 2018 — with expansion coming in at the mid- to high teens, premised on improving consumer sentiment and steady business optimism.

“Our growth target also factors in Malaysia Building Society Bhd’s Islamic financing portfolio (through Asian Finance Bank Bhd), which will augment the Islamic banking system’s financing by some 7%,” RAM said.

Islamic banks’ asset quality has continued to be resilient, with a healthy gross impaired financing (GIF) ratio of 1.2% as at end-January 2018, and an annualised credit-cost ratio of 19 basis points (bps) in 2017, the statement added.

"Islamic banks’ GIF coverage had strengthened to 108% as at end-January 2018 (end-December 2017: 89%), due to the incremental impairment provisions arising from the implementation of MFRS 9 in 2018, as banks with December financial year-ends have already adopted this standard. The first-day capital impact was negligible; Islamic banks common equity tier-1 capital ratio remained unchanged m-o-m at a sturdy 12.5% as at end-January 2018," RAM noted.

Meanwhile, Islamic banks’ deposits expanded at a commendable 14.2% year-on-year (y-o-y) in 2017 (2016: +3.8%), largely due to stronger corporate earnings and a major player’s shift in priority to focus on deposit mobilisation, instead of investment accounts (IAs).

However, there will be some degree of margin compression going forward, as banks continue to compete for retail and SME deposits in the lead-up to the net stable funding ratio requirement. "This, coupled with our anticipation of an uptick in credit costs, underpins our softer earnings outlook for Islamic banks this year," said RAM’s co-head of financial institution ratings, Sophia Lee.

RAM also updated that Bank Negara Malaysia has, in its latest move to steer players towards sustainable intermediation, introduced the value-based intermediation (VBI) principles in a strategy paper released in July 2017 that was subsequently finalised in March 2018, to deliver the intended outcomes of shariah without compromising the financial returns to shareholders and their long-term interests.

“At present, nine Islamic banks have committed to adopting the VBI principles in their business strategies, with each bank determining its own timeline,” RAM added in its statement.
27/03/2018 20:24
Yunz patience is key
28/03/2018 19:12
YouBuyIBuy Many researcher said TP RM 24. so now is the profit taking time ?
Will the price go higher ? what is you guys TP ?
02/04/2018 19:53
YouBuyIBuy Nobody here?
03/04/2018 21:28
kambingdynasty stock that keep for retire
03/04/2018 22:10
apolloang keep also not buy at this price,keep is buy at low level not at high.look at ocbc in the 70's
03/04/2018 22:12
jenngu How to attend PBB AGM as shareholder, just go to the venue to register on the said day or there is a form to be filled & submit prior to it?
04/04/2018 22:45
YouBuyIBuy when is the AGM
05/04/2018 16:11
Yael Jasper Since then I hv seen many sorchai cheer leaders came out to promote.
05/04/2018 17:01
YouBuyIBuy buy before it breaks new high!
11/04/2018 17:18
11/04/2018 17:49
Yunz buy
12/04/2018 18:05
YouBuyIBuy See the volumn on last 10 minutes!! 24.04 gone!
12/04/2018 21:16
masterus HKMA steps in as Hong Kong dollar hits weak end of trading band

By Donny Kwok and Twinnie Siu
HONG KONG, April 13 (Reuters) - Hong Kong's de facto central bank stepped into the currency market again in U.S. trading hours, buying HK$2.442 billion ($311 million) in Hong Kong dollars from the foreign exchange market as the local currency hit the weaker end of its trading range.
On Thursday, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) said it bought HK$816 million from the currency market.
This was the first time since the trading band was introduced in 2005 that the weak-side convertibility undertaking (CU) at 7.85 to keep the Hong Kong dollar closely pegged to the U.S. currency had been triggered.
The HKMA said the undertaking was triggered in London trading hours.
"I reiterate that the HKMA will buy Hong Kong dollars (HKD) and sell US dollars at 7.85 level to ensure that the HKD exchange rate will not weaken beyond 7.8500," Norman Chan, chief executive of HKMA, said in a statement.
"Such operations are normal and in accordance with the design of the Linked Exchange Rate System."
The Hong Kong dollar touched the lower end of the central bank's trading band target as the interest rate gap between the greenback and the local currency widened.
As the former British colony pegs its currency to the dollar, its money market rates should mirror those of its U.S. counterpart, but the gap has now widened to more than 117 basis points since the U.S. Federal Reserve started raising interest rates from the ultra-low levels adopted in the 2008 financial crisis.
Hong Kong's markets have remained flush with excess cash, keeping a lid on Hong Kong dollar interest rates.
Most market participants do not see the current bout of weakness as a threat to the currency peg even though high liquidity stemming from Chinese and overseas investment into Hong Kong's domestic markets is anchoring short-term interest rates and putting downward pressure on the currency.
The latest intervention, bringing the total amount of local currency bought to HK$3.258 billion, will reduce the aggregate balance - the sum of balances on clearing accounts maintained by banks with the HKMA - to HK$176.52 billion on April 16, according to Reuters data.
The Hong Kong dollar is pegged at 7.8 to the U.S. dollar, but can trade between the high and low limits of 7.75 and 7.85. Under the currency peg, the HKMA is obliged to intervene when the Hong Kong dollar hits 7.75 or 7.85 to keep the band intact.
13/04/2018 10:38
YouBuyIBuy again today 24.04 last 10 minutes !! something brewing ??
16/04/2018 18:27


 

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