Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Riding the Play of Inclusion in FBMKLCI

Last week, The Edge Financial Daily published an article entitled 10 companies' market cap overtakes FBM KLCI members'. The list is appended below, and I have highlighted the 3 stocks that may be included as component stocks (see green arrows) and 3 stocks that may be excluded (see red arrows).

From The Edge Financial Daily

Since the publication of this article, 2 of the possible new candidates for inclusion into FBMKLCI, Harta & Dialog have rallied strongly while 2 of the possible components of FBMKLCI that may be excluded, i.e. AMBANK and Astro have dropped quite sharply.

Of these 4 stocks, it must be noted that Harta is experiencing a over-factoring since its share price has rallied earlier due to a bonus issue. On the hand, Astro - the midget in the entire list - had reported an improved financial performance but nevertheless was bashed down to a new low since its re-quotation in 2012.

It must be noted that market capitalization is one of the 4 criteria for selection as a component stocks for FBMKLCI; the other being free float, liquidity & investability. In the hurry-burry world, we can get care-away by a rising stock or spooked by a declining issue. Let's not forget that the value of a stock is a function of its financial performance and underlying assets.

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