Kaohoon’s Top News on March 15, 2021

Top news from “Kaohoon Turakij Newspaper” to start the trading day on March 15, 2021.

 The SET Index on Friday (March 12) stumbled after the Government decided to delay AstraZeneca’s vaccine rollout over blood clot concerns, analysts looked at this issue as a negative sentiment towards the index in the short-term. However, having hopes for further Covid-19 restrictions easing as it will be discussed at the CCSA’s meeting on March 19.

Analysts maintain healthcare-tourism play as an investment theme, recommending AOT, BDMS and CHG, while picking JMART as a red-hot stock. In addition, analysts expect the SET to move within the range 1,550-1,560 points this week.


 TMB announced an early retirement programme with a maximum compensation of 17 months, as part of the integration between the bank and Thanachart. 


 JR expected the revenue and earnings to grow by leaps and bounds this year and planned to bid for Yellow and Pink Line phase 2 to strengthen the backlog to more than 10 billion baht, showing a solid financial position from the increased capital of billions baht. 


 BCH rejoiced as its subsidiary company has been licensed for importing Covid-19 vaccine, meanwhile expecting an excellent performance in 2021, supported by affiliated hospitals and country reopening from Oct 1 onwards. Also, BCH aimed to open the medical cannabis clinics.


 BGRIM targeted an additional 1,000MW this year as M&A deals in Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam with a combined 2,500-3,600MW are expected to be completed in the second half of 2021, confirming the EBITDA to exceed 30% after signing a new PPA and gas prices decrease.


 “Pradej” to proceed the restructuring of “Wind Energy”’s shareholding structure , beginning with “Share Swap”.

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