Jan 4, 2011

Higher coal prices lift up coal stocks

Thermal coal price this month has gone up 5.63% to US$127.70 per ton today from mid last month at US$120.89 per ton.
Thermal coal price for next month has surged 12.20% to US$125.95 per ton today from mid last month at US$112.25 per ton. The uptrend prices have lifted up coal-based listed companies in Indonesia.
Thermal coal miner PT Adaro Energy Tbk (ADRO), owned by several businessmen such as Garibaldi Thohir, Sandiaga Uno, and T.P. Rahmat, today rose 6.54% to Rp2,850 per share from December 15 2010 at Rp2,550. Referring to today's position, ADRO is traded at 32.80x price to earning ratio (PER).
Bakrie affiliated coal miner PT Berau Coal Energy Tbk (BRAU) today surged 7.84% to Rp550 per share from Rp520 on December 15 last year. BRAU today is traded at 28.35x PER.
Newly listed PT Harum Energy Tbk (HRUM), controlled by Indonesian businessman Kiki Barki, jumped 20% to Rp9,600 per share from Rp8,000 on December 15 last year. The rise also sends a higher PER to 32.23x.
PT Bumi Resources Tbk (BUMI), owned by Bakrie family via London-listed company Bumi Plc, increased 9.32% to Rp3,225 per share today from Rp2,950 on December 15 2010. Bumi is traded at 263.99x PER, the highest compared to its peers.
Dato's Low Tuck Kwong and Jenny Quantero's coal miner PT Bayan Resources Tbk (BYAN) jumped 44.31%, the biggest gain among its peers, to Rp18,400 today from Rp12,750 on December 15 2010.
Coking coal miner PT Borneo Lumbung Energi & Metal Tbk (BORN), controlled by businessman Samin Tan, soared 29.46% to Rp1,670 per share today from Rp1,290 on December 15 2010.
Thermal coal miner PT Indika Energy, controlled by Sudwikatmono family, increased 22,81% to Rp5,250 from Rp4,275 on December 15 last year, sending a 29.08x PER today.

Disclosure: No position at the stock mentioned above.  

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