Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SGX: Z74), or Singtel, has fallen out of favour with investors over the past few years as worries over the impact of a price war on its Indian subsidiary (Bharti Airtel) and the imminent arrival of a fourth telco in Singapore, among other factors, weighed on its share price. However, more recently it has bounced back to touch a one-year high amid signs of a turnaround in several of its regional associates and given its defensive nature in times of market volatility.
In fact, the past six weeks has been a solid period for Singtel as its stock price has risen nearly 11% from S$3.19 on 3 June to close today (12 July) at $3.54 (see below) – outperforming the 7.3% return of the FTSE Straits Times Index over the same period. And with a promise from Singtel management to continue to pay out an annual dividend of 17.5 Singapore cents per share for the next financial year (giving it a current yield of 5%), investors may perhaps be thinking whether Singtel shares are worth revisiting.
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Source: CapIQ as of 12 July 2019
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