ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
20 April 2015
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 21.94 points or 0.62% lower to 3503.25, taking the year-to-date performance to +4.10%.
The top active stocks today were SingTel, which declined 1.12%, DBS, which declined 0.80%, Keppel Corp, which closed unchanged, CapitaLand, which declined 1.09% and UOB, with a 0.29% fall.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index fell 0.32%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index fell 0.57%.
The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which rose 1.77%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Raffles Medical Group and Biosensors International Group – ended 1.02% higher and 5.03% higher respectively.
The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Utilities Index, which slipped 1.65%. United Envirotech shares rose 3.15% and Hyflux declined 1.07%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
United SSE 50 China ETF (-0.66%)
IS MSCI India (-2.02%)
STI ETF (-0.28%)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
Ascendas REIT (+0.38%)
CapitaCom Trust (-0.58%)
CapitaMall Trust (unchanged)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
OCBC Bk MBeCW150803 (-6.03%)
UOB MB eCW150701 (-0.70%)
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,503.25 -21.94 3,525.19 -6.42
Volume: 2,599.6M 2,502.1M
Value: $1,151.9M $1,403.5M
Gainers/Losers: 151/343 226/237
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
20 April 2015
The FBM KLCI index gained 2.80 points or 0.15% on Monday. The Finance Index increased 0.30% to 16397.25 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.14% to 1338.01 points and the Plantation Index down 0.24% to 7717.75 points. The market traded within a range of 7.87 points between an intra-day high of 1848.97 and a low of 1841.10 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include FRONTKN, BIOHLDG, NOVAMSC, RGB, KANGER-WA, KANGER, LUSTER, AT, NEXGRAM and DGB. Trading volume increased to 3131.23 mil shares worth RM2144.31 mil as compared to Friday’s 2579.84 mil shares worth RM2283.66 mil.
Leading Movers were KLCC (+14 sen to RM7.24), SIME (+17 sen to RM9.44), IHH (+8 sen to RM5.99), CIMB (+5 sen to RM6.15) and RHBCAP (+6 sen to RM7.90). Lagging Movers were GENM (-14 sen to RM4.33), YTL (-2 sen to RM1.66), SKPETRO (-3 sen to RM2.69), MISC (-9 sen to RM8.99) and BAT (-50 sen to RM67.38). Market breadth was negative with 346 gainers as compared to 485 losers.
The KLCI started the week on a positive note, closing at 1848.66 points despite losses in US market on last Friday after China changes their trading regulations and cut its reserve requirement ratio (RRR) to fight slowdown in the economy.
As of 20 April 2015 Unit: M.Baht Unit: M.Bah
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 1,884.45 3,511.03 -1,626.58
Proprietary 4,016.20 3,229.74 786.46
Foreign 13,810.83 13,839.92 -29.09
Individual 19,165.34 8,296.12 869.22
Total Trading Value 38,876.82 M.Baht
Vietnam index falls 0.6 percent, blue-chips lead
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index closed 0.58 percent lower on Monday, with investors booking profits from recent gains, mostly in big-caps, while foreign investors extended their net purchase position.
More than half of the equities headed south, led by PetroVietNam Gas, Vietnam's top listed firm by market value, with a 1.5-percent fall, followed by Hanoi-based lender BIDV that lost 1.04 percent.
Analysts gave mixed views about the short-term outlook as both buying and selling demand were moderate, with volume reaching nearly 100 million shares on Monday, slightly above the 30-day average of 94.5 million.
Foreign investors, however, extended their net buying position to the seventh straight session at 131 billion dong ($6.08 million), focusing mostly on banking stocks, exchange.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index at the close
VN Index 565.04
PREV. CLOSE 568.32
% CHANGE -0.58%
SE Asia Stocks-Mostly down after Chinese clampdown; Philippines near 4-week low
Most Southeast Asian stock markets ended weaker on Monday, tracking global markets on concerns of further crackdowns on margin financing by Chinese authorities, but China's steps to stimulate its slowing economy helped cap the fall.
Along with Chinese crackdown on margin financing, renewed debt worries in Greece also weighed on investor sentiment.
Philippines stock index fell 1 percent to end at its lowest close since March 25, after losing more than 1.8 percent in the early trade. Manila shares saw a net outflow of $15.92 million, the stock exchange.
Singapore's Strait Times Index ended 0.6 percent down at a one-week closing low, Indonesia's Jakarta Composite Index fell 0.2 percent to its lowest finish since March 27, despite $1.17 billion inflow.
Thailand's SET Index ended 0.4 percent down at its lowest close since April 10, led by energy shares. Oil company PTT lost 2.5 percent, while PTT Exploration and Production fell 1.6 percent.
Financials also dragged the Thai stock market after disappointing results by TMB Bank and analysts said sentiment on other banks, which are expected to release their March quarter earnings later this week, was negative.
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index closed 0.6 percent lower with investors booking profits from recent gains, mostly in large-caps, while foreign investors extended their net purchase.
Malaysia , bucking the trend, recovered to end 0.2 percent firmer despite $15.81 million net outflow.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Prev Close Pct Move
Singapore 3503.25 3525.19 -0.62
Kuala Lumpur 1848.66 1845.86 +0.15
Bangkok 1560.32 1566.85 -0.42
Jakarta 5400.80 5410.64 -0.18
Manila 7865.27 7946.89 -1.03
Ho Chi Minh 565.04 568.32 -0.58