ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
17 April 2015
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 6.42 points or 0.18% lower to 3525.19, taking the year-to-date performance to +4.76%.
The top active stocks today were Keppel Corp, which declined 2.01%, DBS, which gained 0.91%, SingTel, which gained 0.23%, UOB, which gained 0.38% and ComfortDelGro, with a 1.70% advance.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index fell 0.30%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.06%.
The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Utilities Index, which rose 1.60%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - United Envirotech and Hyflux – ended 5.12% higher and 2.09% lower respectively.
The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which slipped 1.82%. Midas Holdings shares declined 2.56% and Geo Energy Resources remained unchanged.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
IS MSCI India (-0.13%)
DBXT CSI300 ETF (+0.96%)
United SSE 50 China ETF (-0.98%)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
Ascendas REIT (-0.38%)
CapitaMall Trust (+1.35%)
CapitaCom Trust (-2.00%)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
DBS MB eCW150715 (+9.20%)
NOL MB eCW160201 (+2.13%)
UOB MB eCW150701 (+2.16%)
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,525.19 -6.42 3,531.61 -8.34
Volume: 2,502.1M 2,575.2M
Value: $1,403.6M $1,473.9M
Gainers/Losers: 226/237 266/203
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
17 April 2015
The FBM KLCI index lost 2.08 points or 0.11% on Friday. The Finance Index increased 0.10% to 16347.9 points, the Properties Index up 0.24% to 1339.85 points and the Plantation Index fell 0.48% to 7736.47 points. The market traded within a range of 7.86 points between an intra-day high of 1852.95 and a low of 1845.09 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include BIOHLDG, FRONTKN, XINGE, TALAMT, PESONA, RA, DGB, PESONA-WC, CENTURY and SOLUTN. Trading volume decreased to 2579.84 mil shares worth RM2283.66 mil as compared to Thursday’s 2695.20mil shares worth RM2521.77 mil.
Leading Movers were YTL (+3 sen to RM1.68), SKPETRO (+4 sen to RM2.72), IHH (+8 sen to RM5.91), PBBANK (+22 sen to RM19.46) and MAXIS (+5 sen to RM7.20). Lagging Movers were GENM (-12 sen to RM4.47), IOICORP (-11 sen to RM4.50), GENTING (-20 sen to RM8.77), HLBANK (-20 sen to RM14.00) and PPB (-20 sen to RM16.00). Market breadth was positive with 493 gainers as compared to 334 losers. The KLCI closed 2.08 points lower to 1845.86 points. The performance of our local bourse was in line with most of our regional peers following overnight losses in US markets and European Markets and the weaker than expect US housing data.
As of 17 April 2015 Unit: M.Baht Unit: M.Bah
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 6,228.62 7,815.89 -1,587.27
Proprietary 4,206.24 3,605.86 600.38
Foreign 13,522.64 11,967.81 1,554.83
Individual 22,934.01 23,501.95 -567.93
Total Trading Value 46,891.51 M.Baht
Vietnam index ends flat, FPT outperforms
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index closed almost unchanged on Friday, with technology firm FPT Corp <FPT.HM> outperforming the market on expectations the foreign ownership cap would be removed at some listed firms, analysts said.
FPT shares closed up 4.51 percent at a five-month high in its heaviest volume since October 2014, as investors raised hopes that the government may remove the 49-percent foreign ownership limit in some listed firms, including FPT, analysts said.
Property firm Vingroup gained 1.46 percent and food producer Masan Group increased 0.63 percent, while losses in some other big-caps including a 1.48-percent fall in PetroVietNam Gas, Vietnam's top firm by market value.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index at the close
VN Index 568.32
PREV. CLOSE 568.28
% CHANGE 0.01%
SE Asia Stocks-Philippine falls on foreign selling; others flat to weaker
Southeast Asian stock markets ended flat to weaker on Friday as Philippine stocks slid on selling led by foreign funds and Singapore shares extended
losses with investors locking in gains in an overbought market.
The Philippines' key index closed 0.02 percent lower on Friday, the worst performing bourse on the week after it dropped 2.2 percent from its record closing high of 8,127.48 the previous Friday.
Shares of Universal Robina Corp and GT Capital Holdings were the top two losers on the day, with foreign investors being net sellers, stock exchange data showed.
Singapore's benchmark Straits Times Index eased 0.2 percent, trimming its gain on the week to 1.5 percent. Its 14-day Relative Strength Index was at 72.4 at the close on Friday, hovering in an overbought territory of 70 or above for a fifth straight day.
Most other markets posted gains on the week, partly reflecting hopes that an interest rate increase in the United States could be imposed later than June, brokers said.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Prev Close Pct Move
Singapore 3525.19 3531.61 -0.18
Kuala Lumpur 1845.86 1847.94 -0.11
Bangkok 1566.85 1570.00 -0.20
Jakarta 5410.64 5420.73 -0.19
Manila 7946.89 7948.20 -0.02
Ho Chi Minh 568.32 568.28 +0.01