ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
17 August 2017
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 10.07 points or 0.31% lower to 3268.88, taking the year-to-date performance to +13.47%. For longer term observations please go to sgx.com/research.
The top active stocks today were Singtel, which declined 0.79%, DBS, which gained 0.69%, Global Logistic, which declined 0.31%, UOB, which declined 0.55% and OCBC Bank, with a 0.45% fall.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.02%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.31%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
IS MSCI India S$ (+1.22%)
IS MSCI India (+1.68%)
SPDR Gold Shares (+1.21%)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
CapitaLand Mall Trust (+0.47%)
Ascendas REIT (+0.38%)
CapitaLand Commercial Trust (+0.88%)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
OCBC Bk MB eCW180301 (unchanged)
UOB MB ePW171106 (+2.70%)
UOB MB eCW171016 (-9.09%)
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,268.88 -10.07 3,278.95 -15.98
Volume: 1,988.1M 1,740.9M
Value: $1,184.2M $1,180.2M
Gainers/Losers: 222/234 168/262
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
17 August 2017
The FBM KLCI index gained 2.56 points or 0.14% on Thursday. The Finance Index increased 0.16% to 16789.79 points, the Properties Index up 0.22% to 1251.22 points and the Plantation Index down 0.33% to 7778.95 points. The market traded within a range of 3.07 points between an intra-day high of 1776.31 and a low of 1773.24 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include JAG, LCTITAN-CE, STRAITS-WA, IFCAMSC, UMWOG, LCTITAN-CB, MTOUCHE, LCTITAN-CF, ARMADA and TAGB. Trading volume increased to 1804.66 mil shares worth RM1878.25 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 1719.87 mil shares worth RM1800.92 mil.
Leading Movers were GENM (+12 sen to RM6.18), IJM (+6 sen to RM3.39), PETCHEM (+12 sen to RM7.28), AMMB (+7 sen to RM4.71) and RHBBANK (+6 sen to RM4.93). Lagging Movers were ASTRO (-5 sen to RM2.62), PETGAS (-22 sen to RM18.66), KLCC (-8 sen to RM7.81), KLK (-20 sen to RM24.30) and PPB (-12 sen to RM16.38). Market breadth was positive with 497 gainers as compared to 332 losers.
The KLCI closed higher at 1776.31 points in line with overnight gains in US market. The performance of our local bourse was lifted by buying interest in heavy weight counters such IJM Corp and Petronas Chemical.
As of 17 August 2017 Unit: M.Baht
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 7,192.56 6,202.40 990.17
Proprietary 4,606.85 4,460.80 146.05
Foreign 15,148.56 15,675.98 -527.42
Individual 20,053.81 20,662.61 -608.80
Total Trading Value 47,001.78 M.Baht
SE Asia Stocks-Philippines up on strong growth data; others subdued
Philippine shares ended higher on Thursday after data showed the economy grew at a sizzling pace in the second quarter, while trading was subdued in most other markets in Southeast Asia as investors awaited GDP growth
Philippine shares .PSI rose 0.3 percent to a three-week closing high, as the second-quarter GDP growth topped
expectations on strength in the industrial sector and a recovery in agriculture.
Financials and real estate stocks led the gains, with BDO Unibank BDO.PS rising 1.4 percent and Metro Pacific
Investments MPI.PS up 1.2 percent.
"Markets are basically reacting to the second-quarter GDP figures," said Lexter Azurin, a senior analyst with Manila-based AB Capital Securities.
Meanwhile, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS rose 0.4 percent.
The minutes of the U.S. Federal Reserve's last meeting showed on Wednesday that policymakers were concerned about weak inflation, indicating the Fed may slow the pace of rate hikes.
Malaysian stocks .KLSE edged up 0.1 percent, helped by materials and financials, with Petronas Chemicals Group
PCGB.KL and AMMB Holdings AMMB.KL being the top performers on the index.
Malaysia's economy is expected to have grown at a slightly slower pace in the second quarter due to weaker private
consumption, even as trade remained robust.
Malaysia's GDP data is due Friday.
Thailand .SETI edged up 0.1 percent as gains in healthcare were offset by losses in industrials and telecom stocks.
Thailand's economic growth is expected to have cooled slightly in the second quarter as public and private investment
slowed, offsetting some of the boost from stronger exports and tourism, a Reuters poll showed.
Thailand GDP data is due Monday.
Meanwhile Singapore .STI shares closed 0.3 percent lower, extending losses to a third day, hurt by real estate and
Indonesia .JKSE was closed for a holiday.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current previous Pct Move
Singapore 3268.88 3278.95 -0.31
Bangkok 1568.95 1567.52 0.09
Manila 8072.75 8046.59 0.33
Kuala Lumpur 1776.31 1773.75 0.14
Ho Chi Minh 767.59 773.57 -0.77