Sector Update 24.12.12 to 28.12.12

A combination of LTF fund flow with continued positive news surrounding thai companies helped push the market to a strong finish for 2012. As evidenced the winners for the month were the Service sector and the Financials sector as both rebounded strongly. Going forward, valuations are still lofty for our liking but one still needs to weigh up both the positive and negatives that are presented. Regardless, 2013 has already started off bang!

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Stocks in the news (AGE, BTS, CPF, KTB, RML, SIRI, VGI) – 03.01.13

AGE

New coal mine ready to start up — AGE is ready to start operations of its coal mine in Tambon Nadee in Samutsakorn province and revenues are expected to be recognized immediately in the first quarter. The company is confident that revenues this year will reach Bt6bn from last year’s Bt4bn. (Khao Hoon, 03/01/13)

Comment: Great story for this company.

BTS

Concession extension questioned — The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) accused the officials of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), and Bangkok Mass Transit System Pcl (held by BTS) and Krungthep Thanakom (held by BMA) of involvement in granting a concession to extend the skytrain train service without obtaining required prior approval from the Interior Ministry. (IQ Biz, 02/01/13)

Comment: Rubbish news, it sounds like politicians and government folk just making noise and looking for more handouts, BTS still has the infrastructure play on hand

CPF

Aquisition of Chia Tai Food (Qinhuangdao) — CPP (in which CPF owns 74%) announced on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong that it has entered into an agreement to purchase 100% in Chia Tai Food (Qinhuangdao) from Chia Tai Food Investment, which is owned by CP Group. (Bangkok Post, 03/01/13)

Comment: Say what you want about this family’s past business digressions, they are making the right steps today

Continue reading Stocks in the news (AGE, BTS, CPF, KTB, RML, SIRI, VGI) – 03.01.13