COL Public Company Limited (COL) Is Yet to See Trading Action on Feb 14

February 14, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

Shares of COL Public Company Limited (BKK:COL) closed at 56 yesterday. COL Public Company Limited currently has a total float of 320.00M shares and on average sees 155,954 shares exchange hands each day. The stock now has a 52-week low of 28.75 and high of 80.75.

SET Index: A Small But Terrible Index

Almost two decades after the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997, Asia has grown to become an economic powerhouse. And COL Public Company Limited is proud to work there. That time, almost all Asian nations had suffered vastly— especially Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, and Thailand. Even if the meltdown had begun with Thailand’s financial woes, the country has since then emerged victorious in the recovery process, successfully overcoming all the economic challenges.

Thailand is one of today’s fastest growing economies, thanks to the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET). It may not yet be as experienced and as large as other stock exchanges in Asia but it is surely full of potentials that can facilitate further economic progress. There is no doubt that with a constant growth COL Public Company Limited and others will expand its lists of investors.

The SET

The SET was formed in April 1975 to serve as Thailand’s main stock exchange. More than 500 companies are already listed on it as of January 2015, bringing its total market valuation to almost $500 billion. Interestingly as well, the SET has made Thailand as the first Asian country to join the Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative of the United Nations (UN).

The pre-market trading on the SET opens at 9:00 a.m. and lasts for 25 to 30 minutes. The regular trading immediately follows and lasts until 12:30 p.m. Before the regular trading resumes, there is another pre-market trading that opens at 2:00 p.m. and lasts for 25 to 30 minutes. Then, the regular trading immediately resumes and lasts until 4:30 p.m. As soon as the market closes, the post-market trading opens and lasts for 30 to 40 minutes. Investors are catching up with COL Public Company Limited at this time.

The SET Index

The SET Index was established a few days after the foundation of the SET in April 1975. Its base value of 100 points had also been established on that day.

The SET Index is a broad representation of the Thai equity market, paving way to the establishment of investible sub-indices: 1) SET100; and 2) SET50. The former monitors the 100 most active companies on the SET while the latter monitors the 50 most active companies. A stock cannot be included in the SET50 if it is not included in the SET100.

First published in August 1995, the SET50 has a base value of 1,000. Like its parent indices, it measures stocks based on market capitalization. Rebalancing of the components occur every December and June every year. The changes made then take effect on the first trading day of the following months, respectively.

The components of the SET50 are classified into various sectors. The biggest sectors include Transportation, Materials, and Energy.

In October 2011, the SET50 had posted its all-time low of 636.07. In May 2013, it had posted its all-time high of 1,079.78.

The potentials of the Thai equity market cannot be underestimated. The same goes for its growth prospects. By 2019, Asia is widely believed to account for more than a quarter of the global financial wealth; and Thailand is surely one of the reasons behind that success. Consequently, investors are strongly urged to invest on SET stocks today. Some of them prefer to invest in COL Public Company Limited.

More news for COL Public Company Limited (BKK:COL) were recently published by: Reuters.com, which released: “Thailand’s Central Group buying e-commerce site Zalora’s Thai business” on April 27, 2016. Bloomberg.com‘s article titled: “Thailand’s Central Group Expects Online Surge Through JD Pact” and published on January 08, 2018 is yet another important article.

COL Public Company Limited engages in retail distribution of stationery supplies and office equipment in Thailand. The company has market cap of $17.92 billion. It offers stationery and office supplies, office electronics, and office furniture and other products; printing, furniture layout design, and pack and post services, as well as gifts and souvenirs through 64 OfficeMate stores, catalogue sales via a contact center, and www.officemate.co.th. It has a 39.83 P/E ratio. The firm also sells its private brand products under the ONE, Sunvo, eSmart, and Furradec names.

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