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January Stock Opportunities

Amar Chadha

There are many different reasons why people invest. Some investors look for steady and reliable income from dividends to supplement their current salary, whereas others make riskier bets on future growth and highly volatile stocks in the hopes for meaningful capital gains. I’ve put together a list of companies which meet or exceed expectations in two or more aspects, making them appealing investments for any investor.

Chip Eng Seng Corporation Ltd (SGX:C29)

Chip Eng Seng Corporation Ltd, an investment holding company, engages in the construction, property development and investment, and hospitality businesses primarily in Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Maldives. Chip Eng Seng was formed in 1998 and has a market cap of SGD SGD639.64M, putting it in the small-cap stocks category.

Wilmar International Limited (SGX:F34)

Wilmar International Limited operates as an agribusiness company in the People’s Republic of China and internationally. Started in 1991, and now led by CEO Khoon Hong Kuok, the company size now stands at 90,000 people and with the company’s market cap sitting at SGD SGD20.24B, it falls under the large-cap stocks category.

CapitaLand Limited (SGX:C31)

CapitaLand Limited, together with its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and manages real estate properties in Singapore, China, other Asian countries, Europe, and internationally. Founded in 1989, and headed by CEO Ming Yan Lim, the company size now stands at 8,407 people and with the stock’s market cap sitting at SGD SGD16.01B, it comes under the large-cap stocks category.

C31’s previous bottom-line expansion of 70.08% in the prior year, beating the real estate industry’s growth of 16.24%, paints an buoyant picture for the company. Furthermore, C31 has been able to reinvest its profits, as well as pay some out as dividends, which has been impressively growing over the past decade. Interested in CapitaLand? Find out more here.

SGX:C31 Income Statement Jan 11th 18

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To help readers see pass the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned.