3 Things You Need To Know About the Singapore Share Market Today

Welcome to Wednesday! Here are three things you might want to look at today for Singapore’s share market.

1. The Straits Times Index (SGX; ^STI) has inched up by 0.5% to 3,288 points as of the time of writing (10:39am, 17 September 2014). Among the index’s 30 constituents, Genting Singaore PLC  (SGX: G13) is among the better performers with a 0.91% gain. But while it’s done okay today, the casino operator has had a poor year thus far. In fact, it just fell to a new 52-week low yesterday. Find out if Genting Singapore’s drop in price has created a possible investing opportunity.

2. Speaking of investment opportunities, Boustead Singapore Limited (SGX: F9D) has been a great winner over the past three years, chalking up gains of more than 100%. Yet, the company is still carrying a juicy dividend yield of close to 4% at its current price. Can Boustead Singapore be a great income share for investors? My colleauge Chong Ser Jing explores the situation further here.

3. Now that we’re on the topic of dividend yields, this reminds me of real estate investment trusts. Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust  (SGX: D5IU) has just proposed an acquisition of a shopping mall in South Jakarta, Indonesia. According to the REIT’s own number-crunching, the acquisition can improve its distributions per unit (DPU). The growth in DPU is happening despite potential dilution of existing unit-holders’ stakes in the REIT (the acquisition is to be partially funded through the issue of new units from Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust).

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The information provided is for general information purposes only and is not intended to be personalised investment or financial advice. Motley Fool Singapore contributor Stanley Lim does not own any companies mentioned.