OSK Plantation Sector Stock Picks, Mar 2012

Although 2011 was the best year ever for most plantation companies, their December quarter results were a mixed bag.

OSK continue to maintain Neutral stance on the sector. Although soybean and palm oil prices have strengthened of late, it is due to the threat of lower yields in the upcoming 1 or 2 months. For prices to sustain their run-up, demand has to stabilize and pick up, which have yet to see.

Within the sector, OSK continue to like Sarawak Oil Palms despite their strong stock price performance. These are well run plantations with more organic production growth going forward.

Below are the target prices and ratings for selected plantation stock.

Stock Price (RM) Target (RM) Market Cap (RM million) Rating
Genting Plant 9.29 10.13 7,049.7 Buy
IJM Plant 3.30 3.80 2,645.7 Buy
KL Kepong 23.26 23.59 24,830.2 Neutral
Sime Darby 9.84 10.80 59,133.1 Buy
SOP 5.99 7.09 2,606.0 Buy
IOI Corp 5.39 5.38 34,629.9 Sell
Kulim 4.30 5.47 5,426.8 Buy
TSH 2.16 2.65 1,799.6 Buy
Glenealy 7.19 8.02 829.5 Buy

Source : OSK Research

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