ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
19 April 2017
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 11.26 points or 0.36% lower to 3126.28, taking the year-to-date performance to +8.52%. For longer term observations please go to sgx.com/research.
The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 0.69%, Singtel, which gained 1.35%, UOB, which declined 0.28%, Keppel Corp, which declined 2.64% and OCBC Bank, with a 0.21% fall.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.21%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.08%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
SPDR Gold Shares (-0.26%)
STI ETF (-0.63%)
IS MSCI India (-0.89%)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
CapitaLand Commercial Trust (+0.62%)
CapitaLand Mall Trust (+0.50%)
Ascendas REIT (+0.40%)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
DBS MB eCW170710 (-8.33%)
OCBC Bk MB eCW171002 (-1.06%)
DBS MB ePW171030 (+3.88%)
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,126.28 -11.26 3,137.54 -0.76
Volume: 2,673M 2,606.4M
Value: $1,237.9M $1,046.2M
Gainers/Losers: 179/293 224/262
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
19 April 2017
The FBM KLCI index lost 1.65 points or 0.09% on Wednesday. The Finance Index fell 0.06% to 15681.26 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.89% to 1297.02 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.26% to 7991.67 points. The market traded within a range of 5.74 points between an intra-day high of 1741.47 and a low of 1735.73 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include KGROUP, L&G-OR, EAH, VIVOCOM, INIX, JAG, TRIVE, TIGER, PWORTH and SUMATEC. Trading volume increased to 2854.51 mil shares worth RM2186.88 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 2788.90 mil shares worth RM2451.67 mil.
Leading Movers were GENTING (+21 sen to RM9.70), GENM (+9 sen to RM5.65), IOICORP (+5 sen to RM4.50), MAYBANK (+1 sen to RM9.05) and KLK (+2 sen to RM24.16). Lagging Movers were PETGAS (-60 sen to RM18.70), WPRTS (-11 sen to RM3.99), HLFG (-16 sen to RM16.06), BAT (-40 sen to RM47.02) and AXIATA (-4 sen to RM5.05). Market breadth was negative with 258 gainers as compared to 661 losers.
The KLCI slid and closed lower at 1738.95 amid overnight losses in US market. The performance of our benchmark index was in tandem with most of our regional peers.
Date As of: 18 April 2017
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 594,300 59,711,400 38
Stock 23,585,008,595 14,269,773,184,293 345,418
Right 241,805,403 263,848,603 914
Warrant 28,684,600 938,784,800 955
Total 23,856,092,898 14,271,035,529,096 347,325
As of 19 April 2017
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 4,205.47 7,689.93 -3,484.46
Proprietary 5,562.44 4,597.71 964.73
Foreign 13,435.19 13,803.37 -368.18
Individual 20,274.71 17,386.80 2,887.91
Total Trading Value 43,477.81 M.Baht
SE Asia Stocks-Lower as risky assets fall out of favour
Most Southeast Asian stock markets ended lower on Wednesday as investors fled to safer assets ahead of the French presidential election.
France's presidential election is closely watched as the stakes for investors are high, with two anti-EU, anti-euro candidates among the four seen still in contention to make it to a second round two weeks after Sunday's ballot.
Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Theresa May calling for early general elections ahead of negotiations to leave the EU added to the general sense of wariness.
"I think there is risk-off sentiment in the markets right now following last night's surprise announcement regarding the snap elections in the UK," said Victor Felix, an equity analyst with AB Capital Securities.
"There is also a lot of uncertainty ahead of the first round of French elections."
Asian stocks excluding Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS hit their lowest since mid-March.
Philippine shares .PSI lost 0.9 percent as telecom, consumer and energy stocks declines, with telecom giant PLDT Inc
TEL.PS the biggest loser on the benchmark.
Singapore shares .STI trimmed some earlier losses to end 0.4 percent lower as weakness in oil continued to plague energy stocks.
Keppel Corp KPLM.SI and Sembcorp Industries SCIL.SI were among the index's biggest losers, down 2.6 percent and about 2
Malaysian shares .KLSE were largely unaffected by inflation data released earlier showing consumer price inflation hit an eight-year high in March, albeit slightly below a forecast in a Reuters poll.
As an exception, Vietnam shares .VNI gained.
Indonesian stock markets .JKSE were closed as Jakarta holds the second round of gubernatorial elections with the incumbent Christian governor, Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama, and his Muslim opponent neck and neck in the race to lead
A quick sample count of over half the vote by Indikator Politik showed Anies Baswedan was ahead with 58 percent of the
votes versus 42 percent for Purnama.
The election campaign - which has been among the most divisive in the city's history - has been marred by religious
and ethnic tension over the blasphemy trial of Purnama, who is accused of insulting Islam.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Previous Close Pct Move
Singapore 3126.28 3137.54 -0.36
Bangkok 1567.19 1574.42 -0.46
Manila 7522.98 7588.98 -0.87
Kuala Lumpur 1738.95 1740.6 -0.09
Ho Chi Minh 716.77 714.93 0.26