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The Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI), which is the Singapore stock market bellwether, consists of 30 component stocks. Those 30 shares are reviewed on a quarterly basis to determine if any changes should be made. If any them become ineligible to continue being part of the index, they are replaced by the stocks on the STI reserve list.
Check out the five components on the reserve list (which are incidentally all real estate investment trusts, or REITs). There is also a thorough look into the top REIT on the list.
Recently, a couple of REITs carried out yield-accretive acquisitions. The term means that a REIT’s distribution per unit (DPU) would be higher after the purchase of an asset than before. Such yield-accretive acquisitions are beneficial to unitholders as they receive higher DPU and also rising net asset value per share post-acquisition.
Royston Yang explores four REITs that are creating more value for unitholders through yield-accretive acquisitions. Some of those REITs could also be interesting candidates for your retirement as well.
Sheng Siong Group Ltd (SGX: OV8) is a home-grown supermarket chain with outlets mainly located in the heartland of Singapore. It has 54 outlets here, providing customers with both “wet and dry” shopping options. It also expanded into China in November 2017.
Retirees could be interested in Sheng Siong as a defensive stock in their golden years. However, does Sheng Siong pay out sustainable dividends to qualify as a retirement share? Find out in Lawrence Nga’s article.
CapitaLand Commercial Trust (SGX: C61U) is the third-largest REIT in Singapore and is also part of the Straits Times Index. The REIT had a great start to 2019 as it increased its first-quarter DPU by 3.8% amid a buoyant office market. That’s the past, though. Going forward, can the office REIT increase its DPU for the benefit of unitholders? You can jump into Jeremy Chia’s article to get the question answered.
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The information provided is for general information purposes only and is not intended to be personalised investment or financial advice. The Motley Fool Singapore has recommendations on Sheng Siong Group Ltd and CapitaLand Commercial Trust. Motley Fool Singapore contributor Sudhan P owns units in CapitaLand Commercial Trust.