AgriNurture, CapitaLand, Hyundai, San Miguel: Asia Ex-Japan Equity Preview
The following companies may have unusual price changes in Asia trading, excluding Japan. Stock symbols are in parentheses, and share prices are from the previous close, unless noted otherwise.
Affin Holdings Bhd. (AHB MK): The Malaysian banking group said it has not submitted any proposal to the country’s central bank to acquire EON Capital Bhd. (EON MK). Affin was responding to the Edge Financial Daily newspaper, which reported that Affin had submitted to the central bank a bid to rival Hong Leong Bank Bhd.’s (HLBK MK) takeover offer for EON. Affin was unchanged at 3.08 ringgit. EON added 1.6 percent to 7.18 ringgit.
AgriNurture Inc. (ANI PM): The Philippine fruit and vegetable grower posted a 35.7 million peso profit on 1.02 billion pesos of sales in 2009, a stock-exchange filing showed. The stock was unchanged at 17 pesos.
Ayala Land Inc. (ALI PM): CLSA Ltd. raised the 12-month share-price estimate for the largest Philippine builder by 16 percent to 16.15 pesos. “We continue to maintain a positive outlook on the company’s prospects,” said CLSA analyst Leo Venezuela, who kept his “buy” rating on the stock. Ayala was unchanged at 13.75 pesos.
CapitaLand Ltd. (CAPL SP): Southeast Asia’s biggest developer said first-quarter net income more than doubled to S$115.4 million ($84 million) led by a recovery in the residential property markets of Singapore, China and Vietnam. CapitaLand fell 1.4 percent to S$4.1.
Hana Financial Group Inc. (086790 KS): South Korea’s fourth-biggest financial company is interested in buying Korea Exchange Bank (004940 KS), President Kim Jong Yeol said. Hana Financial hasn’t decided whether to bid for the bank controlled by Lone Star Funds, Kim said in a call with analysts. Hana rose 1.2 percent to 37,650 won. Korean Exchange Bank dropped 2.1 percent to 14,150 won.
Hyundai Department Store Co. (069960 KS): The South Korean owner of department stores and home shopping program producer sold 100 billion won ($90 million) of 4.12 percent notes maturing in 2013, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Hyundai Department Store rose 1 percent to 104,000 won.
Macronix International Co. (2337 TT): Taiwan’s biggest maker of NOR flash-memory chips will buy a factory from ProMOS Technologies Inc. for NT$8.5 billion ($271 million) to expand capacity. Macronix declined 2 percent to NT$21.75.
MobileOne Ltd. (M1 SP): Singapore’s smallest mobile phone company said first-quarter net income fell 6 percent to S$39.3 million from a year earlier, when it benefited from a tax-rate reduction. MobileOne rose 1.4 percent to S$2.14.
San Miguel Corp. (SMC PM): The largest Philippine food and beverage company submitted the highest bid for the Ilijan power contract, offering $870 million to acquire it from the government, Energy Secretary Jose Ibazeta said. San Miguel Class A shares (SMC PM), which are reserved for Filipinos, fell 0.7 percent to 74 pesos. Its Class B shares (SMCB PM), which have no ownership restrictions, also decreased 0.7 percent to 74 pesos.
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