Sumatec active, jumps 10.5% on positive 1Q results


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KUALA LUMPUR (May 27): Sumatec Resources Bhd was actively traded this morning and jumped 10.5% on positive first quarter results ended Mar 31, 2015.

At 11.39am today, the third most active counter saw trades of some 29.7 million shares. The stock gained 1 sen or 5.3% to 20 sen, having hit a high of 21 sen earlier.

InterPacific Securities’ remisier Sam Ng told that Sumatec’s (fundamental: 2.4; valuation: 0.9) “quarterly results were very good”.

“It used to be at RM4 million to RM5 million”, he noted in comparison to the firm’s preceding quarterly net profits.

“Sumatec’s share movement can be attributed to its good results,” chimed in a dealer who declined to be named.

Yesterday, the oil and gas firm that operates the Rakuschechnoye Field in Western Kazakhstan reported net profit surged 335% to RM19.44 million from RM4.47 million a year ago, on higher revenue and unrealised gains on foreign exchange.

Revenue more than doubled to RM27.98 million, from RM13.74 million, in line with the increase in level of activities in the upstream oil and gas operations.

Year-to-date, Sumatec has lost about 2.4% in value. But it cannot be compared to its one-year low of 17 sen on December 15 last year, as it tumbled from a high of 61 sen on August 19 due to a penny stock crash and falling crude oil prices.

Today, Sumatec has touched its immediate technical resistance level of 20 sen, according to Kenanga Research in a note today. The firm’s immediate technical support level lies at 19 sen.

Going forward, Sumatec is “cautiously optimistic” that the strategies for the field development work will yield growth in production volume in 2015.

(Note: The Edge Research's fundamental score reflects a company’s profitability and balance sheet strength, calculated based on historical numbers. The valuation score determines if a stock is attractively valued or not, also based on historical numbers. A score of 3 suggests strong fundamentals and attractive valuations.)