May 9 (Bloomberg) -- Singapore’s Straits Times Index fell 1.1 percent to 2,900.91, the lowest close since Jan. 30. Four shares dropped for each that rose on the 30-member gauge.
The following were among the most active shares in the market. Stock symbols are in parentheses after company names.
Chip Eng Seng Corp. (CHIP SP) decreased 3.6 percent to 40.5 Singapore cents after saying first-quarter sales dropped 66 percent from a year earlier to S$49.2 million ($39.4 million).
Cosco Corp. Singapore Ltd. (COS SP) slid 3 percent to 97 Singapore cents, the lowest close since Jan. 16. The shipbuilding arm of China’s biggest shipping company posted a 25 percent drop in first-quarter profit to S$27.8 million, missing the average estimate of S$32.9 million by four analysts in a Bloomberg survey.
Ezion Holdings Ltd. (EZI SP) climbed 3.1 percent to 84 Singapore cents after the offshore engineering services company said it won a contract to provide logistics support for a liquefied natural gas project in Queensland, Australia.
OKP Holdings Ltd. (OKP SP) sank 6.8 percent to 55 Singapore cents after the roadbuilder reported first-quarter profit declined 42 percent to S$3 million from a year earlier.
Otto Marine Ltd. (OTML SP) slipped 3 percent to 9.7 Singapore cents after the shipbuilder posted a first-quarter net loss of $9 million, compared with a profit of $5.5 million the previous year.
Pan-United Corp. (PAN SP) gained 4.1 percent to 51 Singapore cents after the shipping and logistics company said first-quarter net income increased 54 percent from a year earlier to S$9.5 million.
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