ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
20 April 2016
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 1.86 points or 0.06% lower to 2949.95, taking the year-to-date performance to +2.33%.
The top active stocks today were SingTel, which declined 0.25%, DBS, which gained 0.25%, OCBC Bank, which gained closed unchanged, UOB, which declined 0.05% and Keppel Corp, with a 1.32% fall.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.10%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.41%.
The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Consumer Services Index, which rose 0.71%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - ComfortDelGro Corp and Singapore Press Holdings- ended 0.34% higher and 0.49% higher respectively.
The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which slipped 1.01%. Midas Holdings shares declined 1.75% and Geo Energy Resources declined 0.88%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
SPDR Gold Shares (+0.58%)
IS MSCI India 100 (-0.58%)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
Ascendas REIT (-0.79%)
Capitacom Trust (+0.70%)
Capitamall Trust (-0.47%)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
DBS MB eCW160705 (+3.08%)
OCBC Bk MB eCW161003 (-2.33%)
NKY 15500MBePW160610 (+3.77%)
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Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 2,949.95 -1.86 2,951.81 +34.06
Volume: 1,113.9M 1,334.9M
Value: $1,057.9M $1,220.6M
Gainers/Losers: 169/245 264/134
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
20 April 2016
The FBM KLCI index lost 2.24 points or 0.13% on Wednesday. The Finance Index increased 0.05% to 14844.54 points, the Properties Index up 0.29% to 1187.1 points and the Plantation Index down 0.33% to 7729.64 points. The market traded within a range of 10.73 points between an intra-day high of 1715.43 and a low of 1704.70 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include AAX-WA, AAX, SGB-WA, ARMADA, SGB, AIRASIA, SGB-PA, JAG, HHHCORP and VIVOCOM. Trading volume increased to 1748.48 mil shares worth RM2059.20 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 1490.61 mil shares worth RM1905.94 mil.
Leading Movers were GENTING (+15 sen to RM9.14), RHBCAP (+6 sen to RM6.25), HLBANK (+10 sen to RM13.52), MISC (+5 sen to RM8.90) and CIMB (+2 sen to RM4.87). Lagging Movers were BAT (-166 sen to RM53.88), ASTRO (-6 sen to RM2.89), UMW (-9 sen to RM6.80), IOICORP (-5 sen to RM4.42) and SKPETRO (-2 sen to RM1.77). Market breadth was positive with 413 gainers as compared to 385 losers.
The KLCI extended its losing streak for the third day after closing lower at 1708.91 points amid mixed performance in US market. Market breadth was negative as investors were cautious on absence of fresh positive leads.
Date As of: 20 April 2016
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 26,800 14,462,400 12
Stock 6,379,818,788 6,681,917,634,547 312,418
Warrant 6,344,200 90,911,600 166
Total 6,386,189,788 6,682,023,008,547 312,596
As of 20 April 2016 Unit: M.Baht
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 5,454.03 6,537.52 -1,083.49
Proprietary 5,483.95 4,934.91 549.04
Foreign 11,459.90 11,320.71 139.19
Individual 23,611.41 23,216.14 395.27
Total Trading Value 46,009.29 M.Baht
Vietnam shares little changed, investors eye Jan-March earnin
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index .VNI ended little changed on Wednesday in mixed trade amid concerns about upcoming corporate results.
Dairy products maker Vinamilk VNM.HM , the country's top firm by market value, dropped 2.16 percent, while Hoa Phat Group
HPG.HM advanced nearly 1 percent after the steel firm said it would invest $179 million to build a plant manufacturing roofing metal.
Listed firms are expected to release their January-March results soon.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index .VNI at the close
VN Index 568.03
PREV. CLOSE 568.28
% CHANGE -0.04%
SE Asia Stocks-Down; Singapore, Thai shares fall from closing highs
Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Wednesday, with the Singapore and Thai indexes dropping from their highest closing levels in months and Indonesian shares down ahead of a central bank policy meeting.
Singapore's Straits Times Index .STI fell 0.1 percent after closing the previous session at its highest level since
"The risk-off sentiments today is sparked off mainly by the retreat in China A-shares," said Hong Wei Wong of KGI Fraser Securities in Singapore. The main Chinese index of 300 A-share stocks .CSI300 fell 1.8 percent.
"Already, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is expecting growth to be weaker. As we are in the midst of the
earnings season, we believe investors may take the opportunity to sell into the recent rally admist the shakier outlook," he added.
Thailand's SET Index was down 0.1 percent, falling for the first time in six sessions after ending Tuesday's session at its highest close since Nov. 4, with analysts warning valuations on Thai stocks have become expensive following the recent rally.
Meanwhile, Indonesia's main stock index .JKSE fell 0.1 percent ahead of a Bank Indonesia policy meeting on Thursday, where the central bank is expected to hold its benchmark rate steady.
Malaysian stocks .KLSE dropped 0.1 percent, while the Philippine .PSI index fell for a fourth consecutive session
amid political uncertainty.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Prev close Pct move
Singapore 2949.95 2951.81 -0.06
Kuala Lumpur 1708.91 1711.15 -0.13
Bangkok 1414.96 1416 -0.07
Jakarta 4876.60 4881.93 -0.11
Manila 7201.37 7215.09 -0.19
Ho Chi Minh 568.03 568.28 -0.04