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Friday, July 29, 2011

Armada- an option writer's dream?

Sometime ago, I posted about the mad rush to issue CWs for Maxis. Back then, 4 CWs were issued on the 7th day after the listing of Maxis (go here). That record, if I'm not mistaken, has just been erased by the issuance of CWs for Armada- incidentally another company within Arnanda Khrisnan's stable. Yesterday & today, a total of 7 CWs were issued on this stock. Total units of CWs issued 630 million. If the issuers managed to sell all the CWs at the listed IPO price, the total amount of premium collected was a cool RM94.5 million. Based on their market price at the close of today, these CWs have a total value of RM198.6 million. CW, the gift that keeps on giving.


Table: Armada's CWs main terms & valuation

Daiboci- reported higher top-line & bottom-line

Results Update

Like DXN, Daiboci also had a bullish breakout recently, which I had posted on (here). Yesterday, it announced its results for QE30/6/2011. Its net profit increased by 7% q-o-q or 19% y-o-y to RM5 million while its turnover also increased by 8% q-o-q or 20% y-o-y to RM73 million. From the chart below, we can that Daiboci's top-line is rising but its bottom-line remained stagnant.


Table: Daiboci's last 7 quarterly results



Chart: Daiboci's last 15 quarterly results

Comment & Conclusion

Based on current PE of 11.5 times and the bullish technical outlook (as noted recently), I would rate Daiboci a HOLD.

DXN- top-line & bottom-line inched up

Background

Recently, I have posted on DXN's technical breakout & the test of its recent high (here). We do not know the true reason why a stock put in a breakout. Since the breakout happened prior to the results, we should study it and determine whether the results announcement triggered the breakout.

Results Update

DXN announced its results for QE31/5/2011 at the close of business on July 25. Its net profit increased by 34% q-o-q but declined by 10% y-o-y to RM9 million while its turnover was hardly changed at RM68 million. Looking at the results, I doubt the breakout was prompted by improved financial performance.


Table: DXN's last 8 quarterly results



Chart: DXN's last 17 quarterly results

Comment & Conclusion

Based on its fair valuation (with PE of 7.8 times) and technical breakout still intact, I would rate DXN a HOLD. Good entry for a trade is at RM1.30.

SEG- maintained its financial performance

Results Update

SEG has just announced its results for QE30/6/2011. Its net profit jumped 68% y-o-y to RM18 million on the back of a 32%-increase in turnover to RM69 million. Bottom-line & top-line were unchanged when compared to the immediate preceding quarter (QE31/3/2011).


Table 1: SEG's last 7 quarterly results



Chart 1: SEG's last 13 quarterly results

Last 10 years' performance


SEG's financial performance for the past 5 years has been very impressive. If you plot this performance (plus the annualized results for FY2011), we can see that SEG's exponential growth for the past 5-6 years.


Chart 2: SEG's last 10 year results (plus the annualized results for FY2011)

Valuation


SEG's latest financial results is up to 30/6/2011. It has however undergone a share split of 1-to-2 in early July. So we have to careful making a comparison for the purpose of determining its PE. Based on the enlarged shares outstanding, SEG's annualized EPS for FY2011 is 13.3 sen. Based on its closing price of RM1.93, SEG is now trading at a PE of 14.5 times. This PE multiple is deemed acceptble given the strong growth in the bottom-line for the past 6 quarters.

Technical Outlook


SEG's share price performance has been as spectacular as its financial results. However, it is now testing its all-time high at RM2.00. Can the stock surpass this level? Only time will tell.


Chart 3: SEG's monthly chart as at July 1, 2011_plotted on log scale (Source: Tradesignum)

Conclusion

Based on good financial performance & reasonable valuation, SEG could be a good stock for long-term investment. However, its upside may be capped at RM2.00 for the near-term unless it can break above this psychological level which is its all-time high price.

Spritzr- rising top-line but sinking bottom-line

Results Update

Spritzr has just announced its results for QE31/5/2011, where its net profit dropped 88% q-o-q or 92% y-o-y to RM257k while turnover increased by 26% q-o-q or 12% y-o-y to RM43 million. The company attributed its poorer performance to higher sales of the lower-margin drinking water products thus affected the overall profit margin. Higher raw material costs and operating expenses together with the higher finance cost also contributed to the lower profit recorded. I think it is also possible that the company made short-term sacrifice to increase its market share in order to improve its utilization of its new Shah Alam plant.


Table: Spritzr's last 8 quarterly results



Chart 1: Spritzr's last 20 quarterly results

Valuation

Spritzr (closed at RM0.89 yesterday) is now trading at a PE of 14.4 times (based on last 4 quarters' EPs of 6.2 sen). At this PE, Spritzr is deemed full value. However, once it has consolidated its position & raise its selling prices, Spritzr's earning should improve.

Technical Outlook

Based on the chart below, we can see that Spritzr is still in an uptrend line, with support at RM0.85.


Chart 2: Spritzr's weekly chart as at July 25, 2011_plotted on log scale (Source: Tradesignum)

Conclusion

Despite the poorer results, I believe Spritzr is still a god stock for long-term investment.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

SOP- breaking to the upside (on more than one level)

Take a look at SOP's daily chart (Chart 1) & the weekly chart (Chart2) below. Do you see the difference? Let me rephrase it: Do you see the similarity between the two charts? Amazing, but true! SOP is breaking above the saucer formation, both on the daily chart as well as on the weekly chart! In addition, it is breaking above its all-time high of RM4.22!

SOP is involved in oil palm cultivation. Based on its results for QE31/3/2011 (here), SOP is now trading at a PE of 8.3 times (based current price of RM4.24 & annualized EPS of 51.36 sen).

Based on the above technical breakout (not the beauty of the charts), I believe SOP could be a good trading BUY.


Chart 1: SOP's daily chart as at July 27, 2011_4.30pm (Source: Quickcharts)



Chart 2: SOP's weekly chart as at July 27, 2011_4.30pm (Source: Quickcharts)



Chart 3: SOP's monthly chart as at July 1, 2011_plotted on log scale (Source: Quickcharts)

"Onions
have layers. Ogres have layers. Onions have layers. You get it? We both have layers.
"

MRCB- poised for the next upleg?

MRCB may have a bullish breakout above the horizontal line at RM2.37-2.38, albeit on relatively thin volume. If it can clear above the psychological RM2.40, I believe the next upleg would commence.

MRCB is expected to tie-up with its main shareholder, EPF to develop the 3300-acre land located in Sungai Buloh which belongs to Malaysia Rubber Board. Negotiation for the sale of the land is still on-going & it is expected to be finalized by this year-end (here & here).


Chart: MRCB's daily chart as at July 27, 2011_2.50pm (Source: Quickcharts)

USD- dropping on fear of a default on US national debts

Recently, I posted about USD breaking above its downtrend line at 75.5 (here). However, due to stubborn political maneuvering, the US Government is on the verge of defaulting on its national debts. The imminent default has terminated the upside breakout of the USD. In fact, USD took a sharp plunge at the end of trading yesterday (see the intra-day chart for USD/JPY [here]).


Chart: USD index's daily chart as at July 26, 2011 (Source: Stockcharts)

Due to the breakdown in USD over the past few days, the earlier comment about a possible unwinding of USD carry trades would not be applicable.

Perstima- bottom-line rebounded

Recent Financial Results

Perstima has just announced its results for QE30/6/2011. Its net profit rose 127% q-o-q to RM14.7 million while turnover inched up 2.4% to RM214 million. However, its net profit dropped 39% y-o-y despite a 5.8%-increase in turnover. The improved bottom-line when compared to the immediate preceding quarter was due to better profit margin & lower forex losses. However, the company is still suffering from stiff competition from Chinese producers who undercut prices of their products.


Table: Perstima's last 8 quarterly results



Chart 1: Perstima's last 28 quarterly results

Valuation

Perstima (closed at RM3.91 yesterday) is now trading at a PE of 6.6 times (based on annualized EPS of 59 sen). Based on this PE, Perstima looks attractive. However, we should wait for another quarterly results to ascertain whether Perstima has successfully weathered the price competition which caused a sharp drop in its bottom-line in QE31/3/2011. If that problem is a thing of the past, Perstima should be a good stock for long-term investment.

Technical Outlook

As noted previously, Perstima broke its uptrend line at RM4.40 in early June. It found support at the horizontal line at RM3.75-3.80. It recovered above the psychological RM4.00 level but its rise was capped by the horizontal line at RM3.10.


Chart 2: Perstima's weekly chart as at July 27, 2011_10.30am (Source: Quickcharts)

Conclusion

Based on improved financial performance & attractive valuation, Perstima could be a good stock for long-term investment. However, we can afford to adopt a wait-&-see attitude as the technical outlook is still weak.

Kulim- may have a bullish breakout

Kulim broke above its downtrend line this morning. This upside breakout is deemed very strong as Kulim opened with a gap up this morning. This reminds me of another gap up breakout in February 16 when it announced the entitlement date for its share split cum bonus issue of shares & warrants (here). Is Kulim about to announce something big again? Only time will tell.

From the chart below, we can see Kulim broke above the medium-term downtrend line at RM3.60. Its immediate resistance are the horizontal line at RM3.73 & then at RM4.00.


Chart 1: Kulim's daily chart as at July 27, 2011_9.30am (Source: Quickcharts)

Those who are more aggressive may consider Kulim-WC, a newly-listed warrant with an exercise price of RM3.85 & expring only in February 2016. This warrant is however trading at a hefty premium of 33% (based on current price of RM1.07 & share price of RM3.70).


Chart 2: Kulim-WC's daily chart as at July 27, 2011_9.30am (Source: Quickcharts)

Needless to say that you should exercise your careful discretion in carrying out any trading given the uncertainty in the market presently.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Axiata may continue with its prior uptrend

Axiata Has just broken above its recent high of RM5.09-5.10. From the chart below, we can see that in the past 3 upside breakout above a horizontal resistance, Axiata has put in a gain of at least 50 sen. The upside breakout today is accompanied by good volume and it is happening in a rather challenging market. The contrarian instinct in me says this could be a genuine breakout.


Chart: Axiata's weekly chart as at July 26, 2011_4.30pm (Source: Quickcharts)

MHB- poised to test its uptrend line support

Two weeks ago, I've posted about the exciting prospect for MHB (here). However, I have also noted that the technical reading is bearish for the near term as I expect the stock to pull back to the uptrend line support at RM7.80. The trading of the stock over the past two weeks was pretty close to my forecast. It is now at the uptrend line support. If this uptrend line can hold, this could be a good entry for a trading BUY or a medium-term BUY for the stock. To be sure, you may want to see a rebound off the uptrend line before gaining entry.


Chart: MHB's daily chart as at July 26, 2011_10.30am (Source: Quickcharts)

Note: One of the possible reason for the drop in the share price today as well as over the past 2 weeks is that MHB failed to secure the contract to build the integrated petro-chemical complex in Teluk Ramunia, which went to a consortium made up of KNM, Zecon & Gulf Asian Petroleum Sdn Bhd (here). That contract is estimated to be about RM15 billion. Nevertheless, there are more contracts to be dished out & MHB, with its strong track record, should be able to get its fair share of the contracts.

Daiboci- has broken above its downtrend line

Daiboci has been in a downtrend after it peaked in March 2010. You may recall my posts calling for profit-taking in January 2010 & May 2010. After a prolonged downtrend, Daiboci has now awaken. It broke above the downtrend line in mid-July at RM2.70. Despite the uncertain market, the stock continue to stay above the breakout level. Based on this positive sign & bullish breakout, Daiboci could be a good stock for medium-term investment.


Chart: Daiboci's weekly chart as at July 26, 2011_10.00am (Source: Quickcharts)

Ivory has broken above its downtrend line

New Development

Ivory Properties Group Berhad ('Ivory') will develop the Bayan Mutiara mixed development project tendered out by the Penang Development Corp (PDC).

Ivory has just received the letter of acceptance by PDC of its proposal for purchase and development of 102.56 acres of land located in Bayan Mutiara of which 67.56acres are existing land and 35 acres are to be reclaimed for a proposed mixed development.

Ivory outbid SPSetia for the Bayan Mutiara mixed-development project which was carried out by tender with the reserved price set at about RM200 per sq ft.

Technical Outlook

The above news could be the catalyst for the recent rally in Ivory, which sent the share price above its downtrend line at RM1.08 in early July. Its immediate support & resisatnce is at RM1.10 & RM1.20, respectively.


Chart: Ivory's daily chart as at July 25, 2011 (Source: Quickcharts)

Conclusion

Based on this technical breakout, Ivory could be a good trading BUY. Since the news is out, the trading can be a bit tricky. If there is not follow through rally above RM1.20, you may see a correction back to the support of RM1.10 or even to the downtrend line (now a support) at about RM1.05. If you are patient, you may want to wait for pullback to RM1.05-1.10 before committing.

Monday, July 25, 2011

DXN- testing its recent high!

Technical Outlook

In this uncertain time, one has very little incentive to trade. However, there are some stocks that keep flashing a BUY call that's hard to resist. One such stock is DXN, which broke above the medium-term downtrend line at RM1.30 last Tuesday. After a short correction on Wednesday & Thursday, DXN continued its upleg on Friday. It nearly tested its horizontal resistance at RM1.50 today, when it made a high of RM1.49. The indicators have turned positive, in line with the upside breakout. If DXN can break above the RM1.50 level- the recent high- this stock may rally.


Chart 1: DXN's daily chart as at July 25, 2011_3.30pm (Source: Quickcharts)

Recent Financial results


I have attached the recent financial results of DXN for your perusal. All I can say is that the results is not spectacular.


Table: DXN's last 8 quarterly results



Chart 2: DXN's last 16 quarterly results

Valuation


Based on the last 4 quarters' EPS of 18 sen & current price of RM1.46, the stock is trading at a PE of 8 times. I think that is a fair value for a medium-size stock.

Conclusion

DXN could be a very interesting stock if it can break above the recent high of RM1.50. If that happened, it could be a trading BUY. However, given the state of the market, you should exercise careful discretion when entering into any trade.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Hiaptek- failure to launch!

Despite what looks like good news, Hiaptek suffered a failed breakout today. This could lead to a few days of correction. In view of this, you should try to square your position in this trade.



Chart: Hiaptek's 15-min chart as at July 22, 2011_11.50am (Source: Quickcharts)

Cypark- breaking above its downtrend line!

Cypark has a strong rebound in the past 3 days. This recovery could be brought on by the announcement that it has received the approval from the Negeri Sembilan state government for the lease of a closed landfill site in Pajam, which is to be developed into an integrated renewable energy (RE) park for a period of 21 years. This park, costing RM94.29 million will be developed, is one of three RE parks to be set up in Negeri Sembilan. These 3 RE parks, when fully developed, is expected to generate 50MW of electricity or an annual revenue of RM60 million. Cypark plans to set for RE parks with total generating capacity of 100MW by 2015. For more, go here.

From the chart below, we can see that Cypark found support at the horizontal line at RM1.70 & staged its impressive rebound. This counter-trend rally has surpassed the strong horizontal line at RM2.00 & it is now breaking above the downtrend line at RM2.25. If Cypark can stay above the downtrend line, the worse is over this stock. The earlier SELL call should be terminated.



Chart: Cypark's daily chart July 22, 2011_9.45am (Source: Quickcharts)

Hiaptek- on the verge of breaking above its downtrend line

The Star reported that Hiap Teck Ventures Bhd, through its 55% owned subsidiary Eastern Steel Sdn Bhd "has entered into an engineering and procurement contract and a construction contract with China Shougang International Trade and Engineering Corp for the design, procurement and construction of the first phase of an integrated steel mill in Teluk Kalung, Kemaman, Terengganu."

"The contract value for the engineering and procurement contract is RM417.83mil, while the construction contract is RM232mil. This integrated steel mill will have an annual capacity of 0.7mil tonnes of steel while the completed integrated steel mill will have a total annual capacity of 3.5mil tonnes of steel. This project plant is expected to be completed by 2013".

It is also reported that Hiap Teck & China Shougang has entered into a supplemental agreement "whereby Hiap Teck will issue to China Shougang or its nominated affiliates 32.2 milllion Hiap Teck shares as placement shares, at an issue price to be agreed upon".

From the chart below, we can see that Hiap Teck is in a downtrend line, with resistance at RM1.15. This coincides with the horizontal line at RM1.15. If the stock can break above this resistance, the technical outlook could turn bullish. Its next resistance levels are at RM1.30 and then at RM1.50. As such, Hiap Teck is on the verge of a bullish breakout.

Chart: Hiaptek's weekly chart as at July 21, 2011 (Source: Quickcharts)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

YTLPower- developed a leak

YTLPower broke its intermediate uptrend line at RM2.30 in February. Today, it is testing its strong horizontal support at RM2.05. This & the next horizontal support at RM1.95 could provide a good support for the base-building process for this stock. We can see from the monthly chart that the RM1.95 is also the support for the long-term uptrend line.


Chart 1: YTLPower's weekly chart as at July 21, 2011_12.30pm (Source: Quickcharts)



Chart 2: YTLPower's monthly chart as at July 1, 2011_plotted on log scale (Source: Tradesignum)

YTLPower, like the other IPPs, could be under selling pressure due to heavy political pressure to re-examine the PPAs signed by IPPs & Tenaga in 1990's. It is reported that YTLPower enjoys very favorable terms under the PPA & a restructuring of this PPA will have severe impact on YTLPower's bottom-line.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, I believe that YTLPower is likely to stay above its long-term uptrend line and as such, it could present a good buying opportunity for those with a long-term view.

UOADev- finding a bottom?

UOADev is a newly-listed company which has disappointed many investors (here & here). Since its quotation on June 8, it has been sliding. It opened at RM2.60- the IPO price for institutional investors- went to a high of RM2.62 and never looked back. From the chart below, we can see UOADev is in a clear downtrend line (RR). However, it managed to break above that downtrend line at RM2.12 today. This breakout on relatively thin volume could signal a temporary bottom for the stock. UOADev may trade between RM2.00 and RM2.20 for a while before a new price direction can emerge. For those investors holding the stock, I think you can breath a sigh of relief and hold onto the stock for now.


Chart: UOADev's 60-min chart as at July 21, 2011_11.15am (Source: Quickcharts)

MISC- a strong counter-trend rally meets a strong resistance

One of the top performing stock for the past 2 months is MISC. I've posted on MISC breaking its long-term uptrend line on May 25 (here). A break of the long-term uptrend line is a SELL but the stock found support at the horizontal line at RM6.60-6.65 & staged a very good rebound- albeit on relatively thin volume. Could the rebound be purely technical or is it backed by fundamental reasons, such as better performance for its shipping business (maybe more demand for LPG) or more contracts secured by its subsidiary, MHB (here)?

Based on the chart below, we can see that MISC is now knocking against the downside of the symmetrical triangle (at RM8.00) which it had violated in May. As always, a support which had been violated would automatically turned into a resistance. A strong support would in turn become a strong resistance. As such, I expect MISC would have a challenging time breaking above the RM8.00 resistance. If our earlier SELL call on MISC is correct, then this is a good time to exit MISC, if you are holding the stock.


Chart: MISC's weekly chart as at July 18, 2011_plotted on log scale (Source: Tradesignum)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Market Outlook as at July 20, 2011

I have attached below three charts (FBMFLG, FBMScap & FBM-KLCI) in the order of the weakest to the strongest. On all three charts, I have plotted two vertical lines- one for Dec 21, 2007 & another for Mar 21, 2008. During that interval, we saw all three indices chalked up the following:
1) the 10-week SMA line crossed below the 20-week SMA line; and
2) the index subsequently went below the 40-week SMA line.

You will notice that these two events happened earlier for the weakest index (FBMFLG) as compared to the strongest index (FBM-KLCI). In addition, you would notice that all indices would struggle to hang on to the 40-week SMA line after the 10-week SMA line had crossed below the 20-week SMA line.

If we look at all three indices today, we would see that the 10-week SMA line had crossed below the 20-week SMA line for both FBMFLG & FBMSCap, while the 10-week SMA line is still above the 20-week SMA line for FBM-KLCI. Now, both FBMFLG & FBMSCap are struggling to stay above their respective 40-week SMA line. Finally, you would notice that the indicators are all pointing downward. MACD is very near to the zero line. As for the ADX indicator, the -DMI is hooking up while +DMI is dropping fast.

All in all, the technical outlook for the market is poor. While we do not have a confirmed SELL signal, we should take precautionary steps to adjust your exposure to the equity market.




Chart: FBMFLG, FBMSCap & FBM-KLCI's weekly charts as at July 20, 2011_11.30am (Source: Quickcharts)

ENG- a possible trading BUY

Two days ago, Eng Teknologi Holdings Bhg ('ENG') announced that "certain major shareholders of the Company that they are currently in discussion in a corporate scheme which may lead to privatization of the Company. However, the Company has not received any definitive proposal. The Company will make the necessary announcement should there be any matter that requires an immediate disclosure."

OSK has immediately revised the fair value from RM1.73 to RM2.30 (here). From the chart below, we can see that ENG has just broken above its trading range of RM1.95. Its next resistance is at the horizontal line at RM2.15 & thereafter at RM2.40. Based on the technical breakout, ENG could be a trading BUY. The good entry is around RM2.00-2.05.


Chart: ENG's weekly chart as at July 20, 2011_10.00am (Source: Quickcharts)

Given the present uncertain market outlook & heightened risks from oversea development, you are advised to exercise careful discretion in every trading situation.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Mahsing- dropping despite a very successful launch

Mahsing was reported to have raked in a sale of RM427 million from the launch of its latest property development, The Icon (here). CIMB reiterated its BUY call on the stock, with a target price of RM3.30. Despite this bullish news, the stock which broke to the downside of its triangle formation, continued to fall (see Chart 1). As at the end of the morning session, Mahsing dropped to its intermediate uptrend line support at RM2.15.


Chart 1: Mahsing's daily chart as at July 19, 2011_12.30pm (Source: Quickcharts)

From the weekly chart below, we can see that Mahsing's support levels are at the intermediate uptrend line (s1-s1) at RM2.15, the horizontal support at RM1.95-2.00 & the long-term uptrend line (SS) at RM1.50.


Chart 2: Mahsing's weekly chart as at July 19, 2011_12.30pm (Source: Quickcharts)

Despite the very bearish market sentiment presently, I believe the fall in Mahsing share price is overdone. As such, the stock may enjoy a technical rebound shortly. Mahsing could trade between RM2.15 & RM2.50 for the next few weeks before we can determine the next price direction.

Gamuda is breaking its long-term uptrend line

In our stock market, there are very few stocks that consistently move in line with the market. Gamuda is one such stock; it turned upward when market bottomed and it turned downward when market peaked. If & when Gamuda breaks its uptrend line, you better sit up & pay attention. Sadly, it did just that this morning when it broke its long-term uptrend line at RM3.60. Unless a recovery happened prompto, the uptrend for Gamuda is over. This is despite the fact that the biggest construction project in Malaysia- the MRT project with a price tag of RM40 billion- will be managed by a JV between Gamuda & MMC in their capacity as the Project Delivery Partner. The end of Gamuda, if it happened, would be another confirmation that our market is peaking & about to reverse course.


Chart: Gamuda's weekly chart as at July 19, 2011_12.10pm (Source: Quickcharts)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Market Outlook as at July 18, 2011

Our FBM-KLCI dropped 10 points to 1567 at 11.45am today. It broke below the horizontal support at 1576 as well as the 20-day SMA line at 1575. Its next support is at the uptrend line at 1564. A break of the uptrend line could lead to a sharp fall to the next horizontal support at 1524 & possibly the psychological 1500 level.


Chart 1: FBM-KLCI's daily chart as at July 18, 2011_11.30am (Source: Quickcharts)

From the weekly chart, we can see that our market could be tracing out a market top similar to the last quarter of 2007 & first quarter 2008. I think the crucial level is the long-term uptrend line support at 1550 (which coincides with the 20-week SMA line). If this line is violated, there is a high chance our market could reverse into either a sideway market or a bear market.


Chart 2: FBM-KLCI's weekly chart as at July 18, 2011_11.30am (Source: Quickcharts)

With our market trading at a tipping point, we should exercise careful discretion & avoid trying to trade large position despite what looks like very attractive prices.

Friday, July 15, 2011

MFlour & TWS- time for profit-taking

I read an article from Jeffrey Saut a while back which struck me as very philosophical. The title of the article is Aim to be generally correct rather than precisely wrong! In line with this and my cautious outlook after seeing the negative crossover in FBMFLG & FBMSCAP, I would suggest that you take some profit for TWS and MFlour.

I will readily admit that we have not gotten the sell signal yet but the indicators are weakening fast. This could easily lead to a sell signal in a few days time. By then, the prices could be much lower and you would probably hang on to the stock and wait for a technical rebound. Do yourself a favor- sell some early- so that you can concentrate better if the market were to weaken. If not, you would have taken some profit which is not a bad thing in this uncertain time.

The charts below will tell the story.


Chart 1: MFlour's daily chart as at July 15, 2011_4.30pm (Source: Quickcharts)



Chart 2: TWS's daily chart as at July 15, 2011_4.30pm (Source: Quickcharts)

Dialog- time to take some profit

Dialog has risen steadily from RM1.20 in October 2010 to a recent high of RM2.88 in early June. From the chart below, we can see that the 10-week SMA line has provided good support for this stock. Three weeks ago, it broke below the 10-week SMA line but it managed to recover. This week, it has again broken below this support. The indicators are all weakening, with bearish divergence noted in the RSI and MACD hooking down.

Based strictly on the above technical reading, I believe it is advisable to take some profit on Dialog.


Chart: Dialog's weekly chart as at July 15, 2011_4.00pm (Source: Quickcharts)

SPSetia may have a bearish breakdown

SPSetia broke the psychological support at RM4.00 (which coincides with the 20-week SMA line) and its accelerated uptrend line (S1-S1) at RM3.90 today. The next support is at the horizontal line at RM3.75 & then at RM3.50.

With this double breakdown, SPSetia's uptrend is likely to be over and the stock is likely to trade sideway with a downward bias between RM3.50 & RM4.00 for the next few weeks or months.

Based strictly on technical analysis, you may want to reduce your position in this stock if there is no recovery above the RM4.00 level over the next 2-3 days.


Chart: SPSetia's weekly chart as at July 15, 2011_3.30pm (Source: Quickcharts)

Huayang- another bonus issue!

Background

Hua Yang Bhd ('Huayang') is a medium-size property developer with four main projects:
1) Symphony Heights, a 3 blocks serviced apartment consists of 946 units, offers 2, 3 and 3+1 bedroom apartments with a built-up area from 863 sq ft to 1,246 sq ft. Symphony Heights is located off the MRR2, at Selayang.

2) One South, the latest mixed development in Seri Kembangan, Selangor, comprising shop offices, service apartments and office towers, are set to tap on its strategic location. It is situated just along the KL-Seremban highway and right next to Besraya highway where it enjoys a ready population catchment as well as high traffic visibility.

3) Pulai Indah, a township development of 477 acres, in Johore.

4) Bandar Universiti Seri Iskandar, a 838-acre township development in Perak.

For more, go here.

Outstanding Corporate Proposal

Huayang has proposed a bonus issue of 1-for-3. Last year, Huayang had a bonus issue of 1-for-5 which was completed in September.

Recent Financial Results

Huayang has just released its results for QE30/6/2011, where its net profit increased by 37% q-o-q or 134% y-o-y to RM11.5 million while its turnover dropped 7% q-o-q but rose 66% y-o-y to RM62 million. It attributed its better performance to better sales, steady construction progress & the sale of a parcel of land measuring 215,186 sq ft in Bandar Universiti Seri Iskandar to Tesco for a sum of RM3.2 million.

Why did the sale drop q-o-q? Is it due to slowing sales or delay in construction work? We need to keep a close look-out on this item in the next quarterly result.


Table: Huayang's last 8 quarters' result



Chart 1: Huayang's last 16 quarters' result

Financial Position

Huayang's financial position as at 30/6/2011 is deemed satisfactory. Current ratio stood at 2.3 times while debts to equity stood at 0.3 time.

Valuation

Huayang (closed at RM1.76 yesterday) is now trading at a PE of 6.1 times (based on estimated EPS of 29 sen, which was in turn arrived at using the average net profit of RM8 million for QE31/3/2011 & QE31/12/2010). For a medium-size developer, I think Huayang is trading at its fair value. Thus, upside potential may be limited unless investors are prepared to raise the PE multiple.

(Note: I believe that a developer with sizable land bank which was built-up earlier at lower cost, would be able to sustain its current level of profit. Huayang may fall into this category. I think the market should accord Huayang a better PE multiple than 6 times. On the other hand, if the developer used up its cheaper land bank & it has to replenish it at current higher price, it won't be able to maintain its profit margin as seen in 2010-2011. This category of developers should trade at lower PE multiple.)

Technical Outlook

Huayang rose rapidly after breaking above its long-term downtrend line at RM0.75 in July 2010. It rose upward after breaking above its immediate medium-term downtrend line. Recently, it broke above a similar downtrend line at RM1.70. This could lead to another rally which could potentially hit the RM2.00 level. The impetus for this possible rally could be the issuance of the bonus shares in the next few weeks.


Chart 2: Huayang's weekly chart as at July 15, 2011_11.00am (Source: Quickcharts)

Conclusion

Based on good financial performance & position, Huayang could be a good stock for long-term investment. However, Huayang's upside potential is deemed limited as the stock is trading at its fair value [based on market PE of 6 times]. The outstanding bonus issue & technical breakout could be good reasons for getting into this stock.