ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
19 April 2018
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 40.91 points or 1.15% higher to 3598.73, taking the year-to-date performance to +5.75%. For more observations go to www.sgx.com/research
The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 1.87%, OCBC Bank, which gained 1.63%, UOB, which gained 1.88%, Singtel, which gained 0.59% and Keppel Corp, with a 2.15% advance.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.81%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.28%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
STI ETF (+0.93%)
Nikkoam-Stc Asia REIT (+0.73%)
DBXT MSCI Singapore Im ETF (unchanged)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
CapitaLand Commercial Trust (+1.64%)
Ascendas REIT (+1.11%)
CapitaLand Mall Trust (+0.47%)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
UOB MB eCW180806 (+18.18%)
OCBC Bk MB eCW181101 (+10.00%)
DBS MB eCW180808 (+18.37%)
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Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,598.73 +40.91 3,557.82 +59.62
Volume: 1,580.5M 2,209M
Value: $1,375M $1,539.5M
Gainers/Losers: 243/182 233/193
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
19 April 2018
The FBM KLCI index gained 15.86 points or 0.84% on Thursday. The Finance Index increased 0.81% to 18519.95 points, the Properties Index up 0.69% to 1083 points and the Plantation Index down 0.03% to 8044.4 points. The market traded within a range of 11.53 points between an intra-day high of 1895.18 and a low of 1883.65 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include SAPNRG, HIBISCS, HIBISCS-WC, SAPNRGC64, HUBLINE, RSENA-WA, UMWOG, PUC, SUMATEC and HSI-H2Z. Trading volume increased to 2516.46 mil shares worth RM2687.22 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 2336.96 mil shares worth RM1970.08 mil.
Leading Movers were PMETAL (+20 sen to RM5.23), TM (+18 sen to RM5.58), PETDAG (+84 sen to RM27.70), YTL (+4 sen to RM1.48) and PPB (+48 sen to RM19.10). Lagging Movers were GENM (-3 sen to RM5.14), GENTING (-2 sen to RM9.05), SIMEPLT (-0 sen to RM5.60), IOICORP (-0 sen to RM4.79) and HAPSENG (-1 sen to RM9.75). Market breadth was positive with 505 gainers as compared to 374 losers.
The KLCI closed higher at 1895.18 points with last minute spike before the closing bell. The performance of our local bourse was in line with most of our regional peers as investor’s sentiment was lifted by strong U.S. earnings and positive signals on the trad
Date As of: 19 April 2018
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 294,900 52,407,400 27
Stock 9,474,707,783 7,472,673,086,509 459,893
Warrant 25,800,675 5,409,418,900 1,304
Total 9,500,803,358 7,478,134,912,809 461,224
As of 19 March 2018 Unit: M.Baht
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 10,933.36 6,325.67 4,607.69
Proprietary 12,953.31 12,292.86 660.45
Foreign 29,535.13 27,925.44 1,609.68
Individual 30,997.72 37,875.56 -6,877.83
Total Trading Value 84,419.52 M.Baht
SE Asia Stocks-Most up on oil, commodity gains; Philippines slides
* Strong oil, commodity prices lift shares in most markets
* Malaysian shares post record closing high
* Thai shares up for 8th winning session in 9
By Nikhil Nainan
April 19 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian markets gained on Thursday as strong commodity and oil prices buoyed sentiment, while a selloff in the Philippines saw the index closing at it lowest in nearly a year.
Philippine shares .PSI pared earlier sharp losses to close down 1.4 percent at its lowest since April 2017.
The index is down over 10 percent so far this year, the region's worst performer.
SM Investments Corp SM.PS and JG Summit Holdings Inc JGS.PS fell 2.2 percent and 3.9 percent, respectively.
"In the past few days, we have been seeing heavy foreign selling, reflecting market concerns about rising inflation.
Investors are waiting to see how the government will address these concerns," said Jonathan Ravelas, chief market strategist at BDO Unibank.
Early this month, Governor Nestor Espenilla signalled a near-term rate hike might be on the cards after inflation
accelerated at its fastest pace in five years in March.
The large-scale selling seen in the past few days continued, with net foreign selling for the day at 2.66 billion pesos
Broad-based losses in Vietnamese shares .VNI dragged the index down 3.9 percent, extending losses for a fourth session in five.
Vingroup JSC VIC.HM plummeted 6.9 percent. On Tuesday,sources indicated the company is looking to list its residential property business, to raise as much $2 billion.
Most resource stocks in other regional markets responded positively to rising metal and oil prices, with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gaining 0.9 percent.
Thai shares .SETI jumped 1.3 percent, up for an eighth session in nine, on strong gains in oil-related stocks.
PTT Exploration and Production PCL PTTEP.BK and PTT PCL PTT.BK rose 8.6 percent and 5.5 percent, respectively.
Malaysian shares .KLSE climbed 0.8 percent to mark a record closing high.
"We remain positive on Malaysian equities in 2018... due to solid macro and consumption growth, continuing foreign inflows amidst positive earnings revisions, better corporate balance sheets with dividend upside, election rally," said Tushar Mohata, Nomura head of Malaysia equity research.
Nomura Research expects this upward trend to continue, and forecast a target of 1,920 points for KLSE by year end.
Singapore shares .STI rose 1.2 percent to a 12-week high,helped by robust gains in financials.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Previous close Pct Move
Singapore 3598.73 3557.82 1.15
Bangkok 1794.94 1771.56 1.32
Manila 7682.24 7793.13 -1.42
Jakarta 6355.901 6320.005 0.57
Kuala Lumpur 1895.18 1879.32 0.84
Ho Chi Minh 1094.63 1138.53 -3.86