Hutchison Port Holdings Trust (NS8U) Is Yet to See Trading Action on Feb 25

February 25, 2018 - By Vivian Park

Shares of Hutchison Port Holdings Trust (SGX:NS8U) closed at 0.36 yesterday. Hutchison Port Holdings Trust currently has a total float of 8.71 billion shares and on average sees 17.61 million shares exchange hands each day. The stock now has a 52-week low of 0.32 and high of 0.49.

SGX: SE Asia’s Driver of Growth

In the latest list of the top Asian markets in terms of corporate governance issued biannually by CG Watch, Singapore has ranked first, beating Hong Kong by two points with a score of 67 points. This puts the Singapore Exchange (SGX) in a more competitive global position because investors are further encouraged by excellent corporate governance. It gives Hutchison Port Holdings Trust and other companies inside SGX lists privileges.

Good corporate governance reflects a nation’s ability to maximize resources and opportunities, to boost investors’ confidence in its long-term economic success, and to back healthy market competition.

Corporate governance is highly associated with foreign direct investment (FDI), which is essential in national economic growth. Similarly, high FDI inflow in Singapore through the SGX can lift the Southeast (SE) Asian economy as a whole, too. It is without a doubt that Singapore is already one of the biggest economic growth contributors in the region, thanks to the SGX. And Hutchison Port Holdings Trust is the part of this growth.

SGX Then

The SGX was instituted in December 1999 after the Singapore International Monetary Exchange and the Stock Exchange of Singapore— the two leading stock exchange platforms in Singapore back then— had merged to create a consolidated stock exchange platform in Singapore.

Singapore Exchange Limited owns and operates the SGX is, which is traded on the stock exchange platform as well. Like any other stock exchange platforms, the SGX broadly features all kinds of trading instruments.

A year after its establishment, it already became a publicly traded company, serving as a component of the MSCI Singapore Free Index and the Strait Times Index (STI), which tracks the performance of top 30 SGX companies in terms of market capitalization quarterly.


Regular session during business days lasts from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. while pre-market session lasts from 8:30 a.m. until 8:59 p.m. Extended trading lasts until 5:05 p.m. before the market officially concludes the session at 5:06 p.m.

As of January 2009, there are 455 domestic companies and 313 international companies listed on the SGX. Over 90 of these companies have a market capitalization of more than S$1 billion each. Undoubtedly, the listing still continues to expand.

With a solid performance through the years, more and more international companies are compelled to enter the Singaporean market, hoping to take advantage of the tremendous growth opportunities in the country and of the optimistic trading environment.

Over the past five years, there are three companies listed on the SGX that have demonstrated interesting growth performance. These include Comfortdelgro Corporation Limited (SGX:C52),Thai Beverage Public Company Limited (SGX:Y92) and SATS Ltd (SGX:S58). During the said five-year period, Thai Beverage has generated a 216% return; Comfortdelgro has generated a 123% return; and SATS has generated a 119% return. Good and reliable return attracts more clients to Hutchison Port Holdings Trust.

As it aims to transform the region’s thriving economy, the SGX remains to be one of the best and the fastest-growing stock exchange platforms in the world. Needless to point out, the SGX is one of SE Asia’s key to becoming the next world leader in economy such as North America.

More news for Hutchison Port Holdings Trust (SGX:NS8U) were recently published by:, which released: “Hutchison Port Holdings Trust Offering Sizable Dividends” on June 17, 2016.‘s article titled: “Hutchison Port Holdings Trust” and published on April 29, 2015 is yet another important article.

Hutchison Port Holdings Trust invests in, develops, operates, and manages deep-water container ports in Guangdong Province of the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, and Macau. The company has market cap of $3.14 billion. It owns and operates Hongkong International Terminals , COSCO-HIT Terminals, and Asia Container Terminals located in Kwai Tsing port, Hong Kong; and Yantian International Container Terminals and Huizhou International Container Terminals located in China. It has a 25.71 P/E ratio. The company's terminals operate 36 container berths across 647 hectares of land, with a combined throughput of approximately 22.5 million twenty-foot equivalent units.

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