Stock Beta and Dividend Yield of STI stocks (6 months to 30 June 2013)

On 9 October 2012, I posted a blog on high dividend yield and low stock beta. This is an update based on 6-month beta observations of stocks. Information is extracted from SGX Gateway Updates.

Analysts use beta of a stock to view its volatility in relation with benchmark index (STI). A higher beta means that stock is volatile and therefore a riskier asset. An investor with lower risk appetite may want to consider buying into low beta stock (ie closer to zero value from both sides; both positive and negative beta considered).

Investors can consider dividend yield of a stock together with beta information to make a buy, hold or sell decision.

Ten stocks on the STI with low beta:

Beta Div Yield (%)
SIA Engineering

0.45

4.40

Sembcorp Ind

0.51

3.00

SIA

0.58

1.60

JSH

0.59

0.70

SPH

0.63

5.80

Hutchison Port

0.63

9.00

Keppel Corp

0.70

4.30

JMH

0.75

2.20

City Developments

0.81

1.20

CapitaMall Trust

0.84

3.60

Ten stocks with highest dividend yield:

Beta Div Yield (%)
Hutchison Port

0.63

9.00

SPH

0.63

5.80

StarHub

0.86

4.80

SIA Engineering

0.45

4.40

Keppel Corp

0.70

4.30

Singtel

1.24

4.20

ST Engineering

1.32

4.00

SGX

0.88

3.80

CapitaMall Trust

0.84

3.60

DBS Group

1.01

3.60

Just a word of caution, current dividend yield may not be repeated in the future and similarly beta information.

Copyright © 2013, 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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