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Stocks to Watch: Airasia [5099], CMSB [2852], AZRB [7078]

Last week was an exciting week as it was the first week after weeks of net selling by the foreign funds our local institutions and retailers turned from net buyers to net sellers. Index managed to move higher but volume wasn’t encouraging. There are several shares that are worth keeping an eye on as the sentiment shifted in favor of the bulls. We shall start with Airasia [5099].

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Airasia [5099]: Looking Into The Shareholdings of Institutional Funds

In my previous post, I explained why I was expecting Airasia’s share price to drop to the RM2.50 or RM2.30/ RM2.20 level before rebounding. The development of the price movement in the past 2 weeks, however, had caused the formation of an inverse-head-and-shoulder increasingly likely. The small reversal on the 8th of February with increased volume could be a signal for trend change. The support level at RM2.63 seems plausible since it was the lowest level being traded when the market tumbled in 2011 (as highlighted in the chart).

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But is it a confirmed trend change, or could it be just a bear rally? To answer this question, we need to look deeper into the activities of both the institutional funds that are involved in this counter.

Stock to Watch: Airasia [5099]

AffinInvestment Bank has been giving a buy call on Airasia with a price target of RM3.70 (an upside of 37% from yesterday’s closing) ever since its share price was hammered from its July top due to (1) possible increase in competition from Malindo Airways, a joint venture between Malaysia’s National Aerospace and Defence Industry and Indonesia’s Lion Air which is expected to start operating in May this year, and (2) adjustment of funds as Airasia seize to become one of our index constituents. In fact, most, if not all, of the research houses have price targets that are higher than yesterday’s closing price. So given the bullishness on Airasia – which comes mainly from an increase in its number of passengers carried and its growth capacity which translates to higher revenue - and its current favorable price, should we buy now?