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

Welcome to Saturday morning! Here are four things you might want to look at over the weekend about Singapore’s share market.

1. The Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI), Singapore’s market barometer, has declined slightly by 0.78% to 3,324 points for the week. But for Keppel Corporation Limited (SGX: BN4), one of the benchmark index’s constituents, it was a week to forget as it had slipped by 8.1% to S$8.27. Shares of the rig builder and property developer have been having a tough time of late, having fallen by more than 20% since the start of June. With such a big decline, would Keppel Corporation be an attractive opportunity for bargain hunters? I had dug deeper into the topic, so do check it out here.

2. Speaking about bargains, Pacific Andes Resources Development Ltd (SGX: P11) seems like an ideal candidate for value investors with a trailing price/earnings (PE) ratio of just 1.9 at its current price of S$0.061. But, there are good reasons why it might not be a bargain after all – bargain hunters beware.

3. Moving on to initial public offerings (IPOs), Malaysia-based glove maker UG Healthcare would be one of the latest to join Singapore’s share market with its shares slated to start trading next Monday morning. The company, which counts fellow Malaysia-based Riverstone Holdings Limited (SGX: AP4) as a competitor, seems attractive given that it’s listing at a PE ratio of just 8.2 and had displayed consistent revenue and earnings growth over the past few years. But, before you rush out for what seems like a great investing opportunity, you might want to dig into an important risk with UG Healthcare’s business.

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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 writer Chong Ser Jing doesn't own shares in any company mentioned.