M+ Online Research Articles

Mplus Market Pulse - 07 May 2024

Publish date: Tue, 07 May 2024, 09:38 AM
An official blog in I3investor to publish research reports provided by Malacca Securities research team.

All materials published here are prepared by Malacca Securities. For latest offers on Malacca Securities trading products and news, please refer to: https://www.mplusonline.com.my

Malacca Securities Sdn Bhd

Hotline: 1300 22 1233 / 06-336 5178 (office hours: 8.30am - 5.30pm)
Tel : +606 - 337 1533 (General)
Fax : +606 - 337 1577
Email: support@mplusonline.com.my

Sustained Buying From Foreign Investors

Market Review

Malaysia: The FBMKLCI (+0.49%) ended higher due to buying interest in the Banking heavyweights, as foreign institutional funds has ramped up buying interest in the local bourse amid the positive market environment, thus the largest members of the KLCI index became the prime beneficiaries.

Global markets: Wall Street ended higher as the positive sentiment from the April’s job report was still intact, as investors are more optimistic on potential earlier rate cuts. Meanwhile, traders will be eyeing the upcoming set of corporate earnings. Both the European and Asian stock markets ended higher.

The Day Ahead

The FBMKLCI has surged strongly for another session as buying interest was noted within the Banking heavyweights and most of the stocks in the broader market have marked fresh 52-week highs. Meanwhile, Wall Street ended on a more positive note after last week’s nonfarm payroll came in below expectations in April, while unemployment ticked higher; this data has suggested that the economy may have cooled and the Fed’s rate cut may still be on the table for now. On the commodity markets, Brent oil traded within the USD83-84 support zone, while the gold price is located above USD2320. Meanwhile, CPO price performed a rebound above RM3,800.

Sectors focus: Given the optimism on the local front, coupled with the positive rebound from Wall Street, we expect traders to focus on the Technology sector as more investments from big MNCs could be expected in the near term. Also, the Data Center investments may spur buying interest within the Power Distribution industry. Also, we like the Construction, Properties and Building Material with the ongoing mega infrastructure projects and the optimism over NETR and NIMP master plans.

FBMKLCI Technical Outlook

The FBM KLCI index ended higher to a fresh 52-week high. The technical readings on the key index, were positive with the MACD Histogram extending another positive bar, while the RSI maintains above 50. The resistance is envisaged around 1,610- 1,615 and the support is set at 1,580-1,585.

Company Brief

The Edge Communications Sdn Bhd and its owner Tan Sri Tong Kooi Ong have ceased to be substantial shareholders in Star Media Group Bhd following the latest share sale. Tong sold 1.45m shares on the open market last week, while The Edge sold 1.5m shares, according to Star Media’s exchange filing. The transaction price was not disclosed. After the latest transactions, The Edge is left with 36m shares, or 4.87%, in Star Media, based on issued share capital of 738.56m shares. Tong is deemed interested in Star Media via his shareholding in The Edge. (The Edge)

Ho Hup Construction Co Bhd’s RM1bn mixed development project in Bukit Jalil will be suspended as it plans to sell the project's 3.09-acre land for RM110m cash to repay bank borrowings, refund existing end purchasers of the project's Sovo units, and pay consultants and the contractor. The disposal deal, inked between Ho Hup’s wholly-owned unit Bukit Jalil Development Sdn Bhd and Exsim Development Sdn Bhd’s wholly-owned subsidiary Exsim Persiaran Jalil Sdn Bhd, is aimed to improve the group’s financial position. The Bukit Jalil land was approved for the development of the Flex project: two tower blocks (comprising small office-versatile-office units, a hotel, and serviced apartments) to be built on top of an eight-storey podium consisting three retail spaces and 20 retail shops. (The Edge)

Logistic services provider Sin-Kung Logistics Bhd, which is set to be listed on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia on May 15, said its initial public offering (IPO), priced at 13 sen apiece, had been oversubscribed by 26.5 times. By the close of its IPO application on May 2, Sin-Kung said it had received 13,179 applicants for 1.7bn new shares from the Malaysian public for the 60m shares it allocated for public subscription. Sin-Kung's IPO involves a public issuance of 200m new shares — representing 16.7% of the enlarged share capital of Sin-Kung Logistics — and an offer for sale of 103.5m existing shares (8.6%). (The Edge)

Practice Note 17 (PN17) company Ireka Corp Bhd said its wholly-owned Ireka Development (Terengganu) Sdn Bhd (IDTSB) and the unit's directors are being sued by the Employee Provident Fund (EPF) over unpaid contributions to the fund. The construction outfit said EPF is claiming a principal sum of RM50,196, representing total outstanding contribution from August 2023 to December 2023, along with dividends and late payment charges to be determined upon full settlement of the amount claimed. Ireka said there is no major financial impact from the lawsuit as the claimed amount has been recognised in IDTSB's financial statements. (The Edge)

Construction crane manufacturer Favelle Favco Bhd has secured four contracts for the supply of offshore and tower cranes totaling RM39.2m. Two contracts for offshore cranes were awarded by Hilong Petroleum Offshore Engineering Ltd and CUEL Ltd. The Hilong job is to be delivered in the third quarter of this year, while CUEL's is to be completed by the first quarter of 2025. The other two contracts, which are for the supply of tower cranes, were awarded by Favco Heavy Industry (Changshu) Co Ltd and GA Caelli Holdings Trust. The first is expected to be delivered in the third of this year, and the second is to be completed in the second quarter. (The Edge)

Steel fabrication company KKB Engineering Bhd has secured two contracts worth a combined total of RM37.9m. KKB’s associate company Edisi Optima Sdn Bhd will build and maintain liquefied petroleum cylinders for Petronas Dagangan Bhd for one year. The contract is extendable for another year until 2026. In addition, KKB Engineering will also supply mild steel concrete line pipes and fittings to Perbena Emas Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pansar Bhd. The contract is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2025. (The Edge)

Loss-making Niche Capital Emas Holdings Bhd has proposed to undertake a private placement of up to 135.74m shares, or 10% of its issued share capital, to fund its mining business as well as working capital. The private placement is expected to raise RM18.7m based on an indicative price of 13.78 sen per placement share. (The Edge)

RHB Bank Bhd said it has appointed Mohd Najman Isa as the new chief executive officer and chief investment officer of RHB Islamic International Asset Management Bhd (RHBIIAM). The appointment took effect on April 8. Before joining RHBIIAM, Najman spent six years with Sumitomo Mitsui DS Asset Management Hong Kong, where he was a lead equity portfolio manager for selected Asia Pacific ex-Japan equity mandates. He also served as its lead analyst for the financial sector of emerging Asia ex-China markets. (The Edge)

Source: Mplus Research - 7 May 2024

Related Stocks
Market Buzz
Be the first to like this. Showing 0 of 0 comments

Post a Comment