Share prices of Singapore tumbled in past two weeks. How had dividend yields been affected as a result of new share prices of some stocks under review?
The table below shows dividend yields against prices of these stocks as at year end (YE) and against share prices as at 7 June 2013. This dividend yield is historical value based on latest full-year dividend payout and not future dividend payout. Note that past dividend payout may not be repeated or be the same in the future.
|Price at 7 June||Div Yield
* Year end for Singtel and SMRT is 31 March
When share prices declined, dividend yield increased, mathematically speaking.
See property developer stocks, Keppel Land, CapitaLand and City Developments. The best dividend yield of the three is still Keppel Land (3.30%).
See also Offshore, Marine and Infrastructure services stocks, Keppel Corp, SembCorp Marine and SembCorp Industries. Their share prices declined too and hence dividend yields rose. Note: Keppel Corp’s ordinary dividend was 45 cents and dividend in specie was 27.4 cents of Keppel Reit. Keppel Corp’s dividend yield is still far better than SembCorp Marine’s and SembCorp Industries’.
The dividend yields for banks ranged 3.25% to 3.50% at latest share prices. A decent yields, no doubt.
Looking at the public transport sector, only Comfort Delgro had dividend yield of above 3% (3.45%).
Share prices of all three telco shares went up from year-end to last traded prices. Dividend yield came down from above 5% to below 5%. But the yields are good still (4.54% to 4.88%).
Distribution yield of Keppel REIT is now at 5.47%, down from 6.02%. This is good.
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