Smart Reads of the Week: DBS’s Blowout Earnings Signals Better Days Ahead

2021-04-30     thesmartinvestor
Smart Reads of the Week: DBS’s Blowout Earnings Signals Better Days Ahead

DBS Group (SGX: D05) was the first Singapore bank to report earnings and it was a blowout quarter.

Tellingly, Singapore’s largest bank reported lower bad debts and is expecting higher loan growth in 2021.

The other two local banks are due to report in the coming week.

DBS also flagged better days ahead as the economic recovery seems to be gaining momentum.

On the REITs front, popular REITs such as Mapletree Commercial Trust (SGX: N2IU) and Frasers Centrepoint Trust (SGX: J69U) reported a rebound in their distribution per unit.

If the results released so far are an indication of what’s to come, then investors have much to cheer about.

Here is a list of our top articles for the week.

1. DBS Reports a Record S$2 Billion Net Profit: 5 Highlights from Its Latest Quarterly Earnings

Here are five interesting facts from Singapore’s largest bank’s latest quarterly results.

2. 4 Best Performing Blue-Chip Companies in the Last 5 Years

These four blue-chip companies had a stellar share price run in the last five years.

3. 5 REITs That Raised Their Year-on-Year DPU

The earnings season for REITs is here again. Here are five that raised their year on year DPU.

4. 5 US Stocks Set to Grow in 2021

Looking for stocks that will continue growing this year? Here are five US companies that are poised to do so.

5. 3 Companies That are Acquiring to Grow Their Business

Companies routinely turn to acquisitions in search of growth. We look at three companies that conducted acquisitions recently to boost their prospects.

6. Keppel Corp’s 1Q 2021 Business Update: 3 Things You Should Know

Blue-chip conglomerate Keppel Corporation Limited (SGX: BN4) had just released its first-quarter business update. Here are three highlights from that report.

7. SPH Has Surged 80% in the Last Six Months: Is There Room for More Gains?

Investors have been amazed at Singapore Press Holdings’ (SGX: T39) 80% share price gain in just six months. Could this be the beginning of an earnings recovery for the media company?

8. 5 Highlights from iFAST Corporation’s Latest Earnings

iFAST Corporation Limited (SGX: AIY) reported a blowout earnings quarter. Here are five quick facts that investors should take note of.

9. Want to Retire Without Worries? Pick an Investment Role Model to Learn From

It may be a good idea to look for an investment mentor for guidance as you embark on your retirement journey.

10. 5 Investment Tips from Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett is arguably one of the best investors the world has known. Here are five tips from the man that could help you to invest much better.

11. When to Sell Your Shares

If you find it tough to decide when is a good time to sell your shares, we provide some pointers in this article.

12. A Smart Guide to Investing: An Introduction to REITs Part 3

We conclude our three-part series on REIT investing by looking at methods that REITs use to grow and the risks associated with investing in them.

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