KWAP emerges as Hovid substantial shareholder


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KUALA LUMPUR (July 22): Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan) (KWAP) has emerged as a substantial shareholder in Hovid Bhd, with a 5.1% stake.

A filing with Bursa Malaysia today showed that KWAP had on July 13, 2015 acquired 1.5 million Hovid shares, bringing its total shareholdings in the company to 39.9 million shares, or a 5.1% stake.

Hovid, a generic pharmaceutical products manufacturer known for its Ho Yan Hor herbal tea, counts its chairman and managing director Ho Sue [email protected] David Ho Sue San as its largest shareholder with a 35.7% stake.

Hovid (fundamental: 2.1; valuation: 0.7) shares closed down 0.5 sen or 1% to 49.5 sen today, giving it a market capitalisation of RM387.23 million.

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