ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
18 August 2016
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 6.11 points or 0.21% lower to 2837.24, taking the year-to-date performance to -1.58%.
The top active stocks today were Singtel, which declined 0.24%, DBS, which gained 0.27%, CapitaLand, which declined 1.28%, ComfortDelGro, which declined 2.07% and UOB, which closed unchanged.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.26%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.25%.
The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index, which rose 1.15%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Silverlake Axis and CSE Global - ended 1.70 % higher and unchanged respectively.
The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which slipped 1.86%. Midas Holdings shares declined 4.17% and Geo Energy Resources gained 0.97%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
SPDR Gold Shares (+0.34%)
STI ETF (unchanged)
IS MSCI India (+0.14%)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
CapitaLand Mall Trust (-1.39%)
Ascendas REIT (unchanged)
Mapletree Com Trust (-0.33%)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
DBS MB eCW170201 (-0.96%)
UOB MB eCW170201 (-2.63%)
DBS MB ePW170201 (+2.44%)
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 2,836.98 -6.37 2,843.35 -15.45
Volume: 755.6M 917M
Value: $746.3M $750M
Gainers/Losers: 171/223 150/230
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
18 August 2016
The FBM KLCI index gained 0.55 points or 0.03% on Thursday. The Finance Index fell 0.06% to 14533.5 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.21% to 1194.38 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.86% to 7804.45 points. The market traded within a range of 4.43 points between an intra-day high of 1694.87 and a low of 1690.44 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include AAX, AAX-CU, VIVOCOM, BORNOIL, THHEAVY, IRIS, M3TECH, AAX-CV, BORNOIL-WC and AAX-WA. Trading volume decreased to 2849.23 mil shares worth RM1986.70 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 3116.42 mil shares worth RM2093.14 mil.
Leading Movers were SKPETRO (+2 sen to RM1.58), WPRTS (+5 sen to RM4.35), ASTRO (+3 sen to RM2.92), DIGI (+4 sen to RM5.03) and KLK (+14 sen to RM23.36). Lagging Movers were MISC (-4 sen to RM7.53), AXIATA (-3 sen to RM5.87), CIMB (-2 sen to RM4.73), GENTING (-3 sen to RM8.22) and PETGAS (-6 sen to RM22.14). Market breadth was negative with 384 gainers as compared to 439 losers.
The KLCI was little changed and closed 0.55 points higher amid overnight gains in US market. The performance of our local bourse was subdued as lack of fresh lead.
Date As of: 18 August 2016
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 30,800 23,020,700 11
Stock 7,883,293,846 11,764,468,932,492 365,855
Right 188,588,110 7,872,525,270 1,699
Warrant 27,718,400 9,240,115,000 472
Total 8,099,631,156 11,781,604,593,462 368,037
As of 18 August 2016 Unit: M.Baht
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 6,820.15 5,030.38 1,789.77
Proprietary 6,095.48 6,321.27 -225.78
Foreign 15,202.06 14,783.57 418.49
Individual 31,785.74 33,768.22 -1,982.48
Total Trading Value 59,903.44 M.Baht
SE Asia Stocks-Rise after Fed minutes; Indonesia posts 16-mth closing high
Most Southeast Asian stock markets closed higher on Thursday, in line with Asian peers, as risk-taking appetite returned after minutes of the U.S. Federal Reserve's
July policy meeting indicated a rate hike is still some way off.
Fed policymakers agree that more economic data is needed before raising rates, although some see a need to tighten policy
soon, the minutes showed.
"Although uncertainty prevails among investors with regard to the timing of the next rate hike, the likelihood of it being
in September has significantly reduced," said Samantha Wee, a trader with CLSA Singapore Pte Ltd.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS rose as much as 0.76 percent in its biggest rise
since Aug. 8.
Indonesian shares .JKSE rose 1.7 percent and posted their highest close since April 2015, with consumer stocks accounting
for more than half of the rise.
PT Hanjaya Mandala Sampoerna Tbk HMSP.JK and PT Astra International Tbk ASII.JK were among the top percentage gainers.
Thai shares .SETI jumped 1 percent and posted their first gain in four sessions, driven by industrials.
Philippine shares .PSI eked out small gains after data showed second-quarter annual economic growth picked up to 7.0
percent from 6.8 percent in January-March.
The Philippine central bank said it does not expect increased spending by the government to push inflation higher
significantly, and saw no need for monetary policy adjustments.
LT Group Inc LTG.PS and Universal Robina Corp URC.PS were the top performers.
Malaysian shares .KLSE closed marginally higher, while Singapore .STI posted its sixth straight session of losses, dragged down by consumer goods stocks.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Change on 0930 GMT
Market Current Prev. close Pct Move
Singapore 2836.98 2843.35 -0.22
Bangkok 1547.01 1531.63 1.00
Manila 7952.81 7946.19 0.08
Jakarta 5461.45 5371.846 1.67
Kuala Lumpur 1694.87 1694.32 0.03
Ho Chi Minh 660.65 660.51 0.02
Indonesia to launch 13th economic package this month
Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution said on Wednesday that the government would release its 13th economic policy package in August, adding that the draft had been completed.
Darmin said the 13th package was largely an extension of the previous one, but would expand its focus beyond industry. The 12th package focused on small and medium enterprises.
"We are just waiting to schedule a meeting with the president," Darmin told reporters at his office. He refused to give the exact date the new policy package would come into effect.
The ministry team must meet with President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo one more time to finalize the details, Darmin said.