ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
02 April 2015
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended +6.73 points higher or +0.20% to 3453.75, taking the year-to-date performance to +2.63%.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained +0.17% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -0.04%. The top active stocks were UOB (+0.13%), Global Logistic (+0.75%), SingTel (+0.46%), DBS (+0.39%) and CapitaLand (-0.28%).
The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index (+1.12%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index are Midas Holdings (+1.67%) and Geo Energy Resources (+1.55%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which declined -1.22% with Raffles Medical Group’s share price declining -0.26% and Biosensors International Group’s share price declining -1.28%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the IS MSCI India (+0.26%), SPDR Gold Shares (+1.64%), LYXOR China H (+0.81%).
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were CapitaMall Trust (+1.37%), CapitaCom Trust (unchanged), Suntec REIT (+0.54%).
The most active index warrants by value today were HSI25000MBeCW150429 (+5.04%), HSI26000UBeCW150629 (+12.36%), HSI25200UBeCW150429 (+12.79%).
The most active stock warrants by value today were CLI MB eCW150902 (+1.34%), UOB MB eCW150701 (unchanged), OCBC Bk MBeCW150803 (unchanged).
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,453.75 +6.73 3,447.02 +0.01
Volume: 1,385.8M 1,233.4M
Value: $925.5M $954.5M
Gainers/Losers: 225/188 195/225
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
02 April 2015
The FBM KLCI index gained 5.66 points or 0.31% on Thursday. The Finance Index increased 0.39% to 16273.26 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.20% to 1311.67 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.04% to 7800.5 points. The market traded within a range of 6.09 points between an intra-day high of 1832.37 and a low of 1826.28 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include INGENCO, NOVAMSC, IRIS, SYSTECH, DGSB, MPAY, ECOWLD-WA, MPAY-WA, NEXGRAM and DGB. Trading volume decreased to 2166.53 mil shares worth RM2039.82 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 2910.88 mil shares worth RM1571.16 mil.
Leading Movers were GENM (+9 sen to RM4.23), GENTING (+19 sen to RM8.99), YTL (+3 sen to RM1.70), UMW (+14 sen to RM10.98) and BAT (+80 sen to RM68.66). Lagging Movers were IHH (-9 sen to RM5.89), PETCHEM (-4 sen to RM5.56), TENAGA (-6 sen to RM14.30), MISC (-2 sen to RM8.44) and IOICORP (-1 sen to RM4.59). Market breadth was positive with 466 gainers as compared to 326 losers.
The day ended with the KLCI closing higher at 1831.97 points despite the overnight losses in US market after the U.S. manufacturing data declined to its slowest in almost two years coupled with softer growth by US private sector employment.
Date As of: 02 April 2015
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 50,200 25,750,700 13
Stock 5,866,972,687 5,508,051,361,009 204,255
Warrant 67,554,300 2,387,261,300 3,001
Total 5,934,577,187 5,510,464,373,009 207,269
As of 1 April 2015 Unit: M.Baht Unit: M.Bah
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 6,418.03 3,555.80 2,862.23
Proprietary 5,549.87 4,825.86 724.01
Foreign 11,886.00 11,123.55 762.45
Individual 19,477.36 23,826.04 -4,348.69
Total Trading Value 43,331.25 M.Baht
Vietnam index rebounds 1.5 pct, volume low
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index rallied to end up 1.47 percent on Thursday as investors bought battered shares in volatile trade after the market hit a three-month low close.
More than half of the total equities ticked up at the close, led by PetroVietNam Gas , Vietnam's top firm by market value, which rallied 1.61 percent from its lowest in three and a half months hit on Wednesday.
Hanoi-based VietinBank , Vietnam's biggest partly-private bank by assets, climbed 2.94 percent, while lender BIDV <BID.HM> advanced 3.47 percent and top insurer Baoviet Holdings surged 6.97 percent.
Analysts gave mixed views on the coming sessions as buying demand at bargain was not solid, and volume dropped 30 percent to 89.76 million shares according to Reuters data, while saying the index has yet to show signs for a rising trend.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index at the close
VN Index 546.85
PREV. CLOSE 538.91
% CHANGE +1.47%
SE Asia Stocks-Singapore up, Indonesia down ahead of holiday
Most Southeast Asian stock markets closed higher on Thursday, with stocks in Singapore posting modest gains ahead of a market holiday while select Thai tourism-related stocks advanced after the government lifted the martial law.
Bangkok's SET index was up 0.4 percent amid selective buying in aviation stocks such as Airports of Thailand after the military government said on Wednesday it had lifted the martial law imposed before a coup 10 months ago.
Singapore's key Straits Times Index ended up 0.2 percent, while the Jakarta composite index was down 0.2 percent. Both stock exchanges are closed on Friday for a public holiday.
The Philippine stock market is closed on Thursday and Friday for public holidays.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Prev Close Pct Move
Singapore 3453.75 3447.02 +0.20
Kuala Lumpur 1831.97 1826.31 +0.31
Bangkok 1532.23 1525.58 +0.44
Jakarta 5456.39 5466.87 -0.19
Ho Chi Minh 546.85 538.91 +1.47