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Looking at Tai Sin Electric Limited Market Depth

Tai Sin Electric has been on my watch list for quite some time and I have been hesitating to buy it since my last analysis on it as the stock price as been rather stagnant at $0.44. (Read more at My Personal Analysis of Tai Sin Electric Limited).

Today, I learn something new today called “Market Depth“. Above is a screen shot of the Market Depth of Tai Sin Electric Limited on 26th May 2017. On the left hand side of the above picture is the bid price and bid volume or in simple terms we call it as “buyers”. On the right hand side is the ask price and ask volume aka “Sellers”. The green colored cells represent the possible support level at S$0.425 and the red colored cells represents the possible resistance level at $0.460.

From the above picture, it shows that there is higher buy volume than sell volume and thus this stock Tai Sin Electric Limited is still bullish.

Here are some things I personally observed about Market Depth

  1. Market Depth information is dynamic. This means that the information is only valid for a day or maybe a few hours. It is simply based on supply and demand. When I looked at Tai Sin Electric Limited Market Depth this morning, there is asking price of $0.435 but you notice at this moment, it is gone. Someone has scooped up the queue price of $0.435!
  2. The order volume or price may not be accurate. If you see the lowest bid price and highest ask price, you will think how is that possible for the stock price to fluctuate that much within a day. If you place that bid, most like your trade will expire and will not be filled for the day.

In conclusion, if I bid Tai Sin Electric Limited at $0.42, it is unlikely for me to get it today because there is no asking price at $0.42. I should bid at $0.44 if I should decide to add Tai Sin Electric Limited to my stock portfolio.

My Personal Analysis of Tai Sin Electric Limited

This is one penny stock where I see frequent discussion and praises on how good this company is. I decided to do some research and personal analysis on this company to reduce the risk of stepping into a land mine if I decide to add this to my stock portfolio.

Tai Sin Electric Limited, a business with 35 years of history started as a cable manufacturing business in 1980. Tai Sin Electric was listed on the SESDAQ (“Stock Exchange of Singapore Dealing and Automated Quotation”) in 2005 and later transferred to SGX main board in 2005.

With a long business history, Tai Sin Electric Limited businesses were very diversified as it invested in Electrical Equipment, Switchboard, Lamps and Lighting and even Sanitory which deals with plumbing and sewage works. In 2007, Tai Sin Electric  Limited went through a restructure to classify their business into four clusters (Manufacturing, Distribution, Services, Strategic Investment). (more…)

My Notes from OUE Hospitality Trust Annual Report 2016

Recently, I received the 2016 annual report for OUE Hospitality Trust. As I am invested in OUE Hospitality Trust, below are points I felt are important for me to take note of.

  • Net Asset Value (NAV) per stapled security has declined over the years. The Net Asset Value (NAV) per stapled security for FY2014, FY2015 and FY2016 are $0.90, $0.90 and $0.77 respectively.
  • OUE Hospitality Trust has no debt due until July 2018.
  • In 2017, higher traffic through Changi Airport could potentially benefit Singapore’s hospitality sector.
  • Distribution yield has declined over the years. The distribution yield for FY2014, FY2015 and FY2016 are 7.45%, 8.51%, 6.98% respectively.
  • The board of directors consists of men with politician experiences. Mr Lee Yi Shyan, Deputy Chairman was previously a member of the Cabinet of the Singapore government from 2006 to 2015. Mr Chong Kee Hiong, Chief Executive Officer was an elected member of parliament for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC. Mr Ong Kian Min, Independent Director was an elected member of parliament in Singapore from 1997 to 2011. I consider the management as a strong team with rich experiences.
  • The two top tenants in FY2016 by rental income are OUE Limited and OUE Airport Hotel Pte Ltd who contributed 59% and 15% respectively. This shows that OUE Hospitality Trust has strong sponsor support.
  • The directors held more units of OUE H-BT from the beginning of the year to the end of the year (No change in holds as of 21 January 2017).
Name Holdings at beginning of year/date of appointment Holdings at end of the year
Chong Kee Hiong 1,008,333 1,341,082
Sanjiv Misra 400,000 532,000
Liu Chee Ming 400,000 532,000
Lee Yi Shyan 8,000 10,700

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