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Stock price jumped 3 cents when a final tax exempt dividend of 5 cents was announced.
THE FTSE ST All-shares Index has plunged 25% year-to-date but this has also produced more high dividend yield stocks.

Of about sixty stocks going ex-dividend now till end-2008, more than one-third are trading at dividend yields of 5% or more.

K1 Ventures tops the list with a yield of 32.7%, based on the last close price at 24.5 cents.

Only two out of the 21
stocks with dividend yields over 5% and going ex are showing price appreciation year-to-date.

K1 Ventures is one. The other is kitchen and sanitary equipment dealer Sim Siang Choon.

When K1, an investment company, announced on 20 Aug that it would pay a final tax-exempt dividend of 5 cents per share for the year ended 30 Jun 2008, its stock price jumped 14% overnight from 21 cents to 24 cents.

An interim 3-cent dividend was paid in March this year.

Excluding its Hawaiian retail gasoline business disposed of last August, about two-thirds of FY08 revenue came from its North American rail equipment leasing business.

Profit before tax was up four-fold year-on-year at S$136.5 million, largely due to gains from sale of investments.

K1 Ventures also has investments in various businesses ranging from oil & gas exploration, health and wellness to education.

There is currently no analyst coverage of the company, which is 36% held by Keppel Corp.

  Div ex date Operating cash per share (S$) Historic PE % YTD price change Stock price S$ Div yield
ADAMPAK LTD 5-Sep-2008 0.0286 4.9 -40.8 0.225 7.8%
KINGBOARD COPPER 5-Sep-2008 0.0844 3.6 -30.6 0.25 5.2%
CAPITARETAIL 8-Sep-2008 0.0400 8.3 -53.7 0.995 6.7%
SINGAPORE FOOD 8-Sep-2008 0.0800 11.5 -1.3 0.79 6.3%
SAIZEN REIT 9-Sep-2008 2.5739 - -40.4 0.53 8.9%
JURONG TECH IND 10-Sep-2008 -0.1000 3.3 -42.5 0.25 8.0%
SIM SIANG CHOON 10-Sep-2008 0.0200 3.1 12.7 0.31 5.5%
NATSTEEL LTD 11-Sep-2008 0.0700 5.2 -3.4 1.41 7.1%
POH TIONG CHOON 15-Sep-2008 0.0700 5.9 -13.3 0.195 7.7%
STAMFORD TYRES 15-Sep-2008 0.0700 7.5 -41.7 0.245 6.1%
ADVANCED HLDGS 16-Sep-2008 0.0000 4.4 -49.3 0.19 6.8%
COMBINE WILL INT 18-Sep-2008 0.0037 1.8  - 0.135 7.4%
CHINA MERCHANTS 6-Oct-2008 0.1724 5.8 -30.4 0.71 7.7%
SGX 8-Oct-2008 0.4900 14.2 -52.2 6.41 5.9%
SIN GHEE HUAT 22-Oct-2008 0.0500 5.4 -25.6 0.335 5.4%
AVI-TECH ELEC 4-Nov-2008 0.0500 4.6 -59.0 0.16 8.3%
SPINDEX IND 4-Nov-2008 0.0900 4.6 -32.4 0.23 5.7%
K1 VENTURES LTD 5-Nov-2008 0.0000 7.4 8.9 0.245 32.7%
LONGCHEER HLDGS 6-Nov-2008 0.0314 3.6 -33.6 0.375 9.6%
MICRO-MECHANICS 6-Nov-2008 0.0800 10.0 -7.2 0.64 7.8%
FJ BENJAMIN 13-Nov-2008 -0.0100 10.9 -54.4 0.285 14.0%

 

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