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Investing in Maybank shares
23 Jan 2020 (23 views)

This article in Bloomberg said that global investors are now eyeing Malaysian assets after a bad year 2019. Click here

What is a good share in Malaysia to buy?

I looked at Maybank, which is the largest commercial bank in Malaysia. It has a PE ratio of 11.7 and a dividend yield of 6.6%. It looks quite attractive. See the chart below.

However, it seems that banks are generally showing low PE ratio and attractive dividend yield. Here are the figures for Singapore banks

DBS: PE 11.3, Dividend 4.5%
UOB:  PE- 10.7, Divident 3.95%
OCBC:  PE 10.6, Dividend 4.29%
Maybank: PE 11.7, Dividend 6.6%

As the ringgit is a weaker currency, it seems that Maybank is just as attractive as the Singapore banks, and not more attractive. However, it probably has a better chance to appreciate in value, as the Singapore banks are quite highly priced.

 


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This article in Bloomberg said that global investors are now eyeing Malaysian assets after a bad year 2019. Click here

What is a good share in Malaysia to buy?

I looked at Maybank, which is the largest commercial bank in Malaysia. It has a PE ratio of 11.7 and a dividend yield of 6.6%. It looks quite attractive. See the chart below.

However, it seems that banks are generally showing low PE ratio and attractive dividend yield. Here are the figures for Singapore banks

DBS: PE 11.3, Dividend 4.5%
UOB:  PE- 10.7, Divident 3.95%
OCBC:  PE 10.6, Dividend 4.29%
Maybank: PE 11.7, Dividend 6.6%

As the ringgit is a weaker currency, it seems that Maybank is just as attractive as the Singapore banks, and not more attractive. However, it probably has a better chance to appreciate in value, as the Singapore banks are quite highly priced.