Shares of Jurong Shipyard Ltd
. firmed by more than six percent in early Friday trading on rumors that the shipyard might announce a stock-split exercise to improve its liquidity, dealers and analysts said.
Fueling the market's excitement over Jurong was SembCorp's impending news conference, possibly next week, where Jurong was expected to announce further merger details and restructuring of its shipyard operations.
SembCorp, with a yard capacity of 1.8 million dwt, is the owner of Asia's largest shipyard outside Dubai.