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Muddy Waters keeps 'strong sell' on Olam

Published on Feb 8, 2013 11:02 AM
 
A man walks past a logo of Olam International Limited at its office in Singapore in this Nov 29, 2012 file photo.  Muddy Waters is keeping its "strong sell" rating on Olam, despite the commodities trader reporting a better set of financial results in its latest quarter. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SHORT-seller Muddy Waters is keeping its "strong sell" rating on Olam, despite the commodities trader reporting a better set of financial results in its latest quarter.

Muddy Waters, headed by Mr Carson Block, said the firm's borrowings had increased in the three months to 31 Dec, adding that its debt numbers are "dangerously high".

Olam reported a stronger than expected rise in net profit of 21 per cent, on the back of higher revenues.

But the healthier set of numbers did not impress Muddy Waters, which continued to attack the company's choice of acquisitions.

 
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