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Stocks to watch: CapitaLand, Pteris, VIT, Grand Banks Yachts


CORPORATE news is likely to drive trading activity here on Tuesday morning, amid a lack of catalysts and a retreat on Wall Street overnight.


CAPITALAND Vietnam has entered into a joint venture with Saigon Commercial & Tourism Corporation, a subsidiary of Vietnamese developer Thanh Nien Corporation, to develop a prime site in District 2 in Ho Chi Minh City, for an estimated project value of US$55 million.


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PTERIS Global, a provider of integrated airport facility equipment globally, has secured contracts worth S$64.2 million from customers in China and the US.

Viva Industrial Trust

Viva Industrial Trust (VIT) reported a 2.4 per cent decline in distribution per stapled security (DPS) for the third quarter ended Sept 30 to 1.647 cents, due to enlarged DPS base following the issuance of 80.3 million new stapled securities in June. But distributable income rose 15.1 per cent to S$11.6 million and net property income for the quarter rose 29.6 per cent to S$12.5 million, driven by additional rental contribution from Jackson Square and Jackson Design Hub, and higher rental and other income from Technopark@Chai Chee.

Grand Banks Yachts

GRAND Banks Yachts managed to swing to a net profit of S$1.2 million in the first quarter ended Sept 30, from a net loss of S$1.3 million in the year-ago period. Following restructuring efforts after a major acquisition, gross profit margin jumped to 24.5 per cent from 9.5 per cent over the comparative periods.