Three Shares That Beat the Market Today

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The Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI) closed at 3,296 points for a 0.2% dip. Half of the index’s 30 constituents had made losses for the day while 12 others managed to make some headway.

What were some of the shares outside the index that managed to beat the market today?

The electrical, IT, and furniture product retailer Courts Asia (SGX: RE2) gained 8.4% to S$0.58 after the release of its full-year results yesterday evening. Although the company’s revenue had climbed by 4.6% to S$830.3 million, its profit actually slid by 31.6% to S$28.3 million.

Despite the profit decline, the market’s happy with what it has seen, judging from the company’s share price gains.

PEC (SGX: IX2) has risen by 5.5% to S$0.575. The company had just revealed yesterday that it has inked S$100 million worth of new contracts.

PEC “provides integrated project and maintenance solutions to the oil & gas, petrochemical, terminal and pharmaceutical industries.” These new contracts would end between March 2015 and May 2016 and would see the company be involved in activities that include: 1) the development of crude oil storage and handling facilities; and 2) the provision of mechanical, piping, and structural steel works.

Civil engineering and construction outfit Tiong Seng (SGX: K2P) rounds up the trio with its shares up 4.7% to S$0.199 after also announcing contract wins. In this case, Tiong Seng had just revealed on Wednesday that it has secured S$316 million worth of contracts from the Land Transport Authority.

Under the contract terms, the company had started work this month on the construction of the Great World Station and Tunnels for the Thomson Line, one of the new lines in Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system.

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