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Singapore Stocks: Jardine Matheson, Orchard Parade, Q&M Dental

March 5 (Bloomberg) -- Singapore’s Straits Times Index fell 0.1 percent to 2,991.80 at the close. Two shares dropped for each that rose in the 30-member gauge.

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

Jardine Matheson Holdings Ltd. (JM SP), which owns car distributors and real estate in Asia, advanced 3 percent to $51.90. The company said full-year net income increased 12 percent to $3.45 billion.

Jardine Strategic Holdings Ltd. (JS SP), the Jardine Matheson unit that owns drugstores, supermarkets and hotels in Asia, rose 1.6 percent to $31. The company said full-year profit rose 12 percent to $3.94 billion.

Orchard Parade Holdings Ltd. (OPH SP) increased 3.6 percent to S$1.73 after the hotel operator said it’s still in preliminary discussions with parent Far East Organization the possible injection of some of the company’s assets into a real estate investment trust.

Q&M Dental Group Singapore Ltd. (QNM SP), an operator of dental clinics, added 1.3 percent to 76.5 Singapore cents after proposing a one-for-two stock split to boost trading liquidity and broaden its shareholder base.

To contact the reporter on this story: Jonathan Burgos in Singapore at jburgos4@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Nick Gentle at ngentle2@bloomberg.net

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