NESTLE (4707) - Stock With Momentum: Nestle (M)

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on August 4, 2016.

NESTLE (4707) - Stock With Momentum: Nestle (M)

Nestle (M) Bhd (-ve)

SHARES in Nestle (M) Bhd (fundamental: 1.95/3; valuation: 1.7/3) triggered our momentum algorithm yesterday for the first time since we started tracking.

The counter rose as much as 98 sen or 1.23% to its intraday high of RM80.38. It closed unchanged at RM79.40 yesterday, after some 195,200 shares changed hands. Its 200-day average volume was at 19,827 shares. Year to date, the counter has risen 10.1%.

For the first quarter ended March 31, 2016, Nestle’s net profit rose 17.46% to RM220.68 million from RM187.88 million, on higher turnover and favourable trends in prices of most raw materials.

Revenue grew 2.34% to RM1.31 billion from RM1.28 billion, due to higher domestic sales and exports.

The stock currently trades at a trailing 12-month price-earnings ratio of 29.86 times and is at 22.1 times its book value. Its trailing 12-month dividend yield is 3.27%.

NESTLE (4707) - Stock With Momentum: Nestle (M)