Trading ideas: YTL, YTL Power, Dialog, Westports, Capital A, Maxim, Serba Dinamik, CIMB, IHH, Hong Leong Bank, HLFG, Alliance Bank, IJM, Datasonic and Senheng


KUALA LUMPUR: Companies that recently made headlines include YTL, YTL Power, Dialog, Westports, Capital A, Maxim, Serba Dinamik, CIMB, IHH, Hong Leong Bank, HLFG, Alliance Bank, IJM, Datasonic and Senheng, said Apex Securities Research.

YTL Corp Bhd and YTL Power International Bhd will be included as a constituent of the FBM KLCI index, replacing Dialog Group Bhd and Westports Holdings Bhd, following the latest December 2023 semi-annual review of the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Index Series.

Capital A Bhd is in the "last stretch" of finalising its Practice Note 17 regularisation plan and aims to make a full submission to Bursa Malaysia in "the near future".

Maxim Global Bhd was queried by Bursa Malaysia on the scant details regarding its “privatisation agreement” to decommission and upgrade several sewerage treatment plants in Cheras.

Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd was unable to release its financial report for its first quarter ended Sept 30, 2023 (1QFY2024) by Nov 30 as required under listing requirements.

CIMB Group Holdings Bhd’s net profit rose 31.3% to RM1.85 billion for the third quarter ended Sept 30, 2023 (3QFY2023.

IHH Healthcare Bhd saw its net profit in the third quarter ended Sept 30, 2023 (3QFY2023) more than double to RM532.07 million from RM251.76 million in the same period last year, boosted by growth from higher patient volumes and revenue from higher acuity treatment.

Hong Leong Bank Bhd’s (HLB) net profit rose 4.93% to RM1.03 billion for the first quarter ended Sept 30, 2023 (1QFY2024), on higher contributions from the bank’s associates and reversal of impairment losses.

Hong Leong Financial Group Bhd recorded a net profit of RM741.64 million for the first quarter ended Sept 30, 2023 (1QFY2024), up 10.78%, as it saw an improvement across all operating companies and reversal of impairment losses.

Alliance Bank Malaysia Bhd saw its net profit rise 16.98% to RM185.33 million for the second quarter ended Sept 30, 2023 (2QFY2024), due to higher revenue and lower expected credit losses.

IJM Corp Bhd’s net profit for the second quarter ended Sept 30, 2023 (2QFY2024) surged over threefold to RM93.69 million, carried by strong showings from its property development and infrastructure segments.

Datasonic Group Bhd recorded a net profit of RM18.15 million for its second quarter ended Sept 30, 2023 (2QFY2024), down 27.13% from the RM24.91 million it made in the corresponding quarter last year.

Senheng New Retail Bhd’s net profit tumbled 64.56% to RM5.16 million in the third quarter ended Sept 30, 2023 (3QFY2023), as it recorded higher operating and administrative expenses amid its expansion plan.

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