|Bid||2.0800 x 0|
|Ask||2.0900 x 0|
|Day's range||2.0500 - 2.1500|
|52-week range||1.4900 - 2.7500|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||0.16|
|PE ratio (TTM)||13.23|
|Earnings date||21 Jul 2020 - 27 Jul 2020|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.03 (1.60%)|
|Ex-dividend date||11 May 2020|
|1y target est||2.28|
* Pharma shipments lift Singapore April exports * Thailand posts 1.8% drop in Q1 GDP vs estimate of 4% decline * Philippine shares fall to their lowest since April 28 By Pranav A K May 18 (Reuters) - Singapore shares gained on Monday after the city-state reported a rise in annual exports, while most Southeast Asian stock markets tracked global equities to inch higher on renewed optimism as more countries eased lockdown restrictions and reopened their economies. Asian shares outside Japan edged up 0.2%, while E-Mini futures for the U.S. S&P 500 added 1.1%, even as China said it opposed the latest U.S. rules against Huawei . Singapore's benchmark index rose 0.8%, as annual exports rose for the third straight month in April, bolstered by a sharp rise in pharmaceutical shipments, according to official data.
* Vietnam down 2.6%, most since December 2018 * Indonesia flags virus impact on tourism * Malaysia declines for eighth session By Arpit Nayak Jan 30 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Thursday as concerns over the rapid spread of a virus from China prompted the World Health Organization to reconsider the severity of the outbreak. The WHO is due to meet later in the day to reassess if the epidemic is now a global emergency, as the death toll in China spiked by 38 to 170 overnight and more cases were reported in other countries. "The Wuhan virus outbreak has cast a shadow on the prospects of a manufacturing and capital expenditure recovery, just as the clouds over the U.S.-China trade war were clearing," analysts at Maybank Kim Eng said in a research note.
Amidst heightened market uncertainties, huge funds are pouring into Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) led by heavy institutional purchases, as they are often deemed to be the more defensive counters. This caused FTSE ST REIT Index to surge by more than 18.2 percent since the beginning of the year and led many to wonder if they could have missed the boat. However for investors who are considering taking the leap of faith now because of their fear of missing out, we do have a few pieces of advice here for them to pay close attention to.
S-REITs, in general, has so far made a strong showing which came on the back of growing investor interest that arose from the uncertain outlook of US-China trade war. As we re-enter the phase of escalating tensions and rising tariffs, investors may once again look to S-REITs in hunt for higher yields and stability.