Singapore Stocks: China Fishery, Noble Group, Qian Hu, SMRT

Singapore’s Straits Times Index dropped 0.1 percent to 2,743.66 at the close, its first decline in three days. About three shares fell for every two that rose in the 30-member gauge.

The following were among the most active shares in the market. Stock symbols are in parentheses after the company names.

Commodity suppliers: The Thomson Reuters/Jefferies CRB Index, which tracks 19 commodities ranging from copper to corn, dropped 0.6 percent in New York yesterday, snapping a three-day rally.

Noble Group Ltd. (NOBL SP), a Hong Kong-based commodities supplier, fell 1.3 percent to S$1.105. Olam International Ltd. (OLAM SP), a Singapore-based trader of agricultural commodities, declined 3.1 percent to S$2.20.

China Fishery Group Ltd. (CFG SP) dropped 1 percent to 95 Singapore cents after the fishing-fleet operator canceled plans to list in Hong Kong due to adverse market conditions.

Qian Hu Corp. (QIAN SP), a supplier of ornamental fish, gained 4.4 percent to 9.4 Singapore cents after saying fourth-quarter profit climbed 40 percent from a year earlier.

SMRT Corp. (MRT SP), Singapore’s biggest commuter-train operator, slid 0.6 percent to S$1.75. HSBC Holdings Plc cut its rating to “underweight” from “neutral.” Maintenance costs will increase following the worst subway disruptions on record, analyst Valerie Law wrote in a note to clients.

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