In the first eight months of 2019, Singapore’s benchmark Straits Times Index (STI), comprising the 30 largest and most liquid stocks listed in Singapore, delivered a total return of 4.8%.
During this period, Singapore’s 30 most actively traded stocks in the first eight months delivered a total return of 11.5%, or more than double the STI. The top 30 most actively traded stocks comprised 24 stocks from the STI, and six additional stocks:
- Mapletree Logistics Trust (MLT)
- Suntec REIT
- Mapletree Commercial Trust (MCT)
- Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust (MNACT)
- AEM Holdings
- Mapletree Industrial Trust (MINT)
The six STI stocks that were not part of the top 30 most actively traded stocks, included:
- UOL Group
- Sembcorp Industries
- Golden Agri-Resources
- Dairy Farm International Holdings
- Hutchison Port Holdings
In this 4 Stocks This Week column, we feature the top four most actively traded stocks outside the STI. The first thing you would notice is that all four are REITs, and that three of the four, excluding Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust, are already part of the STI reserve List.
Mapletree Logistics Trust (SGX: M44U)
Owning a portfolio diversified logistics real estate in Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Australia, South Korea, Malaysia and Vietnam, MLT has a market capitalisation of $5.7 billion.
MLT was the 17th most actively traded counter on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) in the first eight months. During this time, MLT has delivered a total return of 29.9%. In its most recent 1st quarter FY2020 results, it announced a 3.5% growth in its distribution per unit (DPU), to 2.025 Singapore cents.
Suntec REIT (SGX: T82U)
Suntec REIT has a market capitalisation of $5.4 billion, and owns properties in Singapore and Australia.
- Suntec City
- 60.8% interest in Suntec Singapore, its convention centre
- 33.3% interest in One Raffles Quay
- Marina Bay Financial Centre Towers 1 and 2
- Marina Bay Link Mall
- 30% interest in 9 Penang Road
- 177 Pacific Highway, Sydney
- 50% interest in Southgate Complex, Melbourne
- 50% interest in Olderfleet, 477 Collins Street, Melbourne
Suntec was the 20th most actively traded counter on SGX in the first eight months of 2019. During this time, Suntec City has delivered a total return of 12.8%. In its latest results announcement for 1st half FY2019, a reported a DPU of 2.361 Singapore cents, which was 2.3% lower than the year before.
Mapletree Commercial Trust (SGX: M2IU)
With a portfolio of five prime properties, including VivoCity, Mapletree Business City I, PSA Building, Mapletree Anson and Bank of America Merrill Lynch HabourFront, Mapletree Commercial Trust has a market capitalisation of nearly $6.6 billion.
Following a quarterly review in September 2019, MCT was included into the STI list in place of Hutchison Port Holdings.
MCT was the 23rd most actively traded counter on SGX. For this period, MCT delivered a total return of 43.3%. In its most recent results announcement, for its 1st quarter FY2020, MCT reported a 3.3% increase in DPU to 2.31 Singapore cents.
Mapletree North Asia Commercial Trust (SGX: RW0U)
MNACT rounds off the top four most active Singapore-listed companies, that is not part of the STI list.
With a market capitalisation of $4.2 billion, it owns a portfolio of high-quality properties, including Festival Walk in Hong Kong, Gateway Plaza and Sandhill Plaza in China and six properties in Japan – ABAS Shin-Yokohama Building (Yokohama), Fujitsu Makuhari Building (Chiba), Higashi-nihonbashi 1-chome Building (Tokyo), IXINAL Monzen-nakacho Building (Tokyo), SII Makuhari Building (Chiba) and TS Ikebukuro Building (Tokyo).
MNACT was the 27th most actively traded counter on SGX. During this time, it delivered a total return of 21.1%. In its latest results, for 1st quarter FY2020, it announced a 3.7% increase in DPU to 1.95 Singapore cents.
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