|End-of-day quote - 01/25|
Singapore Index Adds Gains; HC Surgical Shares Jump 20%
|01/14/2021 | 04:33am|
During the day, the benchmark index ranged between 2,979.38 and 3,001.34 and ended 0.71% or 21.12 points higher at 2,998.63.
The country is also poised to open eight vaccination centers by the end of February. Traders shrugged the news that Japanese trading house Sumitomo (TYO:8053) will relocate its crude and fuel oil trading desks in Singapore to its Tokyo headquarters at the end of March.
In corporate news, shares of HC Surgical Specialists (SGX:1B1) surged 20% at Thursday's closing after the medical services group more than doubled its earnings for the fiscal first-half ended Nov. 30, 2020 and declared the highest ever interim dividend.
SPH REIT (SGX:SK6U) ended 3% higher after declaring a distribution per unit of S$0.012 for the fiscal first quarter ended Dec. 31, 2020, down 13% year on year.
Singapore Airlines (SGX:C6L) launched and priced $500 million in aggregate principal amount of 3% bonds due in July 2026, its first-ever offering of US dollar bonds.