Share prices of some stocks (2012 vs 2011)

The Straits Times Index (STI) advanced 20.1% since the start of 2012. How had some stocks performed during this period?

I tracked some stocks as shown in the table below. The share prices were compared between two dates: 23 December 2011 and 26 December 2012.

Although Straits Times Index (STI) increased by 18.8% over the period but individual stock performed differently. The best performer was CapitaLand which jumped 62.4% followed by DBS (28.1%), SembCorp Industries (28.0%), Comfort Delgro (26.2%), Hyflux (24.5%), etc. The other stocks were below the level set by STI (18.8%). SMRT and SBS Transit declined instead during the period. Bad news on local public transport had a negative impact on their share prices.

Phenomena performance of some stocks could be due to depressed stock prices in 2011 and therefore they started at low base for upward movement in the year, e.g. CapitaLand.

It is noted that some blue chip stocks such as SPH, SIA and Singtel only rose in single digit percentage, nothing spectacular but stable stocks with dividend payouts.

23/12/2011

26/12/2012

Change
Capital Land

2.29

3.72

62.4%

DBS

11.64

14.91

28.1%

SembCorp Ind

4.10

5.25

28.0%

Comfort Delgro

1.410

1.78

26.2%

Hyflux

1.040

1.295

24.5%

SGX

6.09

7.03

15.4%

Keppel Corp

9.53

10.93

14.7%

K-Green Trust

0.915

1.02

11.5%

SPH

3.72

4.06

9.1%

SIA

10.20

10.96

7.5%

Sing Tel

3.13

3.32

6.1%

SMRT

1.750

1.685

-3.7%

SBS Transit 500

1.710

1.51

-11.7%

Total

$57.525

$67.470

17.3%

With Dividend received

$69.883

21.5%

STI ETF

$2.76

$3.21

16.3%

STI

2,676 pts

3,180 pts

18.8%

If I take the total of all 13 stocks, the percentage increase was 17.3%, closer to increase in STI. If I add dividends received in 2012 to the share price as at 26 Dec 2012, the increase was higher at 21.5%, outperforming the STI.

Depending on which stocks you select for your portfolio, selecting 13 stocks out of 30 component stocks of STI may not yield better performance than the STI. Another approach to investing in Singapore equity in order to be close to the benchmark of STI, one can invest in a STI Exchange Traded Fund (ETF). The price increase of STI ETF was 16.3% over the period. Not too far off from the STI benchmark. STI ETF also gave out dividends that add to your return on investment.

Copyright © 2012, limkimtong for Living Investment

The material presented is intended to be general and written in layman’s language as much as it is possible. The author shall not be liable for any direct or consequential loss arising from any use of material written. Please seek professional advice from your financial advisor or financial institutions on material written covering financial matters.

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