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Fareed: Stocks on SPSE undervalued

Manasa Kalouniviti
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

IN its first Stock Market Awareness Column for 2018 the South Pacific Stock Exchange (SPSE) said they recorded impressive market returns in 2017.

The SPSE said the overall growth of Fiji's capital market in 2017 averaged at 23.8 per cent while the average dividend yield recorded was 3.8 per cent which together gave rise to an average total market return of 27.6 per cent.

The SPSE also obtained views from listed company executives and Fijian Holdings Ltd (FHL) Group CEO Nouzab Fareed also gave his thoughts on the 2017 stock market performance in terms of returns.

Mr Fareed said stocks listed on SPSE still appeared to be undervalued and during 2017, investors took advantage of the rising share prices and with the current investor sentiments; this process was likely to continue in the near future.

He said share prices would continue to rise in the absence of adequate shares available for sale.

"Even though liquidity was still low, stocks were available at the right prices for the investors."

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