|DATE||: 2 September 2021|
|WRITER||: Sulhi Khalid|
|PUBLISHER||: The Edge Markets|
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 1): Based on corporate announcements and newsflow today, companies in focus on Thursday (Sept 2) may include Pekat Group Bhd, Prestar Resources Bhd, UEM Edgenta Bhd, Solarvest Holdings Bhd, TH Plantations Bhd, Paramount Corp Bhd, Sarawak Consolidated Industries Bhd, Paragon Union Bhd, BCB Bhd and LYC Healthcare Bhd.
Pekat Group Bhd has secured a contract worth RM18.1 million to build solar photovoltaic power plants at 16 sewerage treatment plants owned by Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd. The firm said its unit Pekat Solar Sdn Bhd (PSSB) had accepted the letter of award by MFP Solar Sdn Bhd for the project. MFP Solar is a 55:45 joint venture between Mega First C&I Solar Sdn Bhd, a unit of Mega First Corporation Bhd, and Pekat’s unit Pekat Teknologi Sdn Bhd.
Prestar Resources Bhd is extending its collaboration with Murata Machinery Ltd (Japan) for the supply of automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS) racking systems. According to the statement by Prestar, the company’s wholly-owned unit Prestar Storage System Sdn Bhd recently entered into a supplemental manufacturing partnership agreement with Murata’s logistic and automation division to include additional nine subsidiaries of Murata from various regions and countries, namely the US, China, Europe, India, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Taiwan and Hong Kong in the manufacturing partnership agreement.
Asset management and infrastructure solutions company UEM Edgenta Bhd is set to resume its dividend payment in the current financial year ending Dec 31, 2021 (FY21) after it withheld dividends last year. Its managing director and chief executive officer (CEO) Syahrunizam Samsudin told reporters in a virtual press briefing that the group intends to resume dividend payment in FY21 as it is committed to returning to its dividend policy, as the group aims to be a defensive stock.
Solarvest Holdings Bhd unit Atlantic Blue Sdn Bhd has secured an RM175 million contract to build a solar photovoltaic (PV) energy generating facility in Chuping, Perlis. Solarvest said its unit had been appointed the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) contractor for the development of the 50MW solar PV facility and received the project from Classic Solar Farm Sdn Bhd.
Bloomberg quoting sources reported that Malaysia’s pilgrimage fund is considering taking TH Plantations Bhd private amid a rally in palm oil prices. Lembaga Tabung Haji had asked banks for proposals for the potential deal for the owner of palm oil and rubber plantations, the news agency reported.
Paramount Corp Bhd is buying a parcel of freehold residential land measuring approximately 13.25 hectares in Selangor for RM102.69 million. The land is within a kilometre radius of Paramount’s Sejati Residences and Sejati Lakeside. It is a 35-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur city centre or 25 minutes from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), and only 10 minutes from Putrajaya via major highways.
Sarawak Consolidated Industries Bhd (SCIB) has bagged a contract worth an estimated RM80 million to procure, supply, install, test and commission medical equipment for the proposed development of a specialist hospital in Bandar Baru Uda, Johor Bahru. The project sum is the maximum purchasing budget for all the equipment to be supplied on a capital equipment lease concession basis.
Paragon Union Bhd, whose share price surged 39% in two trading days, has been slapped with an unusual market activity (UMA) query by Bursa Malaysia.
The loss-making carpet maker told the regulator it is not aware of any corporate development, rumour, report and explanation that may account for the usual trading activity.
The stock emerged as one of the top gainers in the local bourse today and hit a limit of RM1.93 before it pared its gain towards the closing bell to end 38 sen higher at RM1.87. The counter has soared nearly 188% from mere 65 sen in early January. This is the second time the group has been issued with the UMA query. The first UMA query this year was in February.
Former Chief Secretary to the government, Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa has been appointed as the BCB Bhd new chairman, effective Sept 1. The Johor Bahru-based property developer said in a Bursa Malaysia filing today that Ali Hamsa also holds directorship in several companies, including KPJ Healthcare Bhd, YB Ventures Bhd, G Capital Bhd, Kulim (Malaysia) Bhd and NCB Holdings Bhd.
LYC Healthcare Bhd’s unit LYC Medicare Sdn Bhd has proposed to issue 42 million redeemable preference shares (RPS) at an issue price of RM1 per RPS to Kenanga Investors Bhd. The company said it will use the proposed issuance of RM42 million to enable LYC Medicare’s wholly-owned unit, LYC Nutrihealth Sdn Bhd, to acquire 70% equity interests in both Aqurate Ingredients Intl (M) Sdn Bhd and Microbiome Intl (M) Sdn Bhd. The company will also utilise the proceeds to pay for the fees and expenses incurred in the issuance of the RPS, as working capital of LYC Medicare and to pay for any other payments in the ordinary course of business of LYC Medicare.