ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
19 August 2015
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 8.4 points or 0.28% lower to 3041.25, taking the year-to-date performance to -9.63%.
The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 0.64%, UOB, which declined 0.45%, SingTel, which closed unchanged, OCBC Bank, which declined 0.53% and Noble, with a 2.41% advance.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 1.12%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 1.30%.
The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which rose 0.07%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Raffles Medical Group and Tianjin Zhongxin Pharmaceutical Group Corporation – ended 0.65% lower and 3.69% higher respectively.
The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which slipped 1.31%. Midas Holdings shares remained unchanged and NSL rose 0.70%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
Spdr Gold Shares (+0.17%)
Sti Etf (unchanged)
Dbxt Msci Asia Ex Japan Etf 10 (unchanged)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
Ascendas Reit (+1.36%)
Capitamall Trust (unchanged)
Capitacom Trust (-1.49%)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
DBS MB eCW160111 (-4.69%)
DBS MB ePW151002 (+6.38%)
UOB MB eCW160111 (-4.38%)
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,041.25 -8.4 3,049.65 -17.7
Volume: 1,514.2M 1,534.4M
Value: $1,171.6M $1,170.1M
Gainers/Losers: 137/325 111/354
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
19 August 2015
The FBM KLCI index gained 2.84 points or 0.18% on Wednesday. The Finance Index increased 0.27% to 14249.6 points, the Properties Index up 0.62% to 1114.99 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.24% to 6864.47 points. The market traded within a range of 14.43 points between an intra-day high of 1594.68 and a low of 1580.25 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include TMS, FBMKLCI-HK, IDMENSN, HSI-CY, FBMKLCI-HV, FBMKLCI-HT, AIRASIA, TIGER, IFCAMSC and FRONTKN. Trading volume decreased to 1894.23 mil shares worth RM1781.40 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 2254.71 mil shares worth RM2112.66 mil.
Leading Movers were WPRTS (+10 sen to RM4.10), SKPETRO (+4 sen to RM1.71), GENM (+9 sen to RM3.99), TM (+11 sen to RM6.29) and GENTING (+12 sen to RM7.22). Lagging Movers were IHH (-9 sen to RM5.56), PETCHEM (-9 sen to RM5.74), AMMB (-6 sen to RM4.94), HLFG (-10 sen to RM13.72) and PETGAS (-0 sen to RM21.00). Market breadth was positive with 557 gainers as compared to 259 losers.
The KLCI extended its gains for the second day after inched up 2.84 points to 1582.44 points despite overnight losses in US market as concern over slowing growth in China. Investors still remained cautious as lack of fresh lead in local market.
Date As of: 19 August 2015
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 12,300 7,222,300 13
Stock 4,493,149,981 3,572,776,210,245 186,308
Warrant 824,578 38,675,100 109
Total 4,493,986,859 3,572,822,107,645 186,430
As of 19 August 2015 Unit: M.Baht Unit: M.Bah
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 6,166.08 3,505.57 2,660.50
Proprietary 4,353.16 5,084.22 -731.06
Foreign 10,550.69 15,101.30 -4,550.61
Individual 25,162.60 22,541.44 2,621.16
Total Trading Value 46,232.53 M.Baht
Vietnam index drops 0.4 pct as dong weakens
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index .VNI ended down 0.41 percent on Wednesday after the central bank depreciated the Vietnamese dong and raised its trading band, with big-cap shares mixed in steady volume.
The central bank lowered the dong VND=SBVN VND=VN by 0.99 percent and widened the dollar/dong trading band to 3 percent from 2 percent in order to bolster a languid export sector facing fresh challenges from a surprise devaluation of the Chinese yuan.
Vietcombank VCB.HM , the country's biggest lender by market value, rose 1.88 percent while property firm Vingroup VIC.HM lost 2.16 percent and top insurer BaoViet Holdings BVH.HM stood unchanged.
A total of 106.33 million shares changed hand, against the five-day average of 105.11 million shares.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index .VNI at the close
VN Index 577.82
PREV. CLOSE 580.22
% CHANGE -0.41%
SE Asia Stocks-Mixed; Thai stocks rebound
Thai shares staged a mild rebound on Wednesday as domestic investors hunted for bargains, while stocks in Vietnam retreated after the central bank devalued the dong for the third time this year to support exports.
The Thai SET index .SETI ended the day up 0.5 percent, recovering from Tuesday's near 3 percent drop, with domestic institutions and retail investors buying shares.
The Thai bourse said foreign investors sold a net 4.6 billion baht ($129.3 million), extending their selling to a second straight day after a deadly bomb blast in central Bangkok raised concerns about the outlook of tourism industry.
The Thai baht THB=TH hit a six-year trough as foreign investors on Tuesday reported their largest stock selling in more than 1-1/2 years.
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index .VNI ended down 0.41 percent after the central bank depreciated the Vietnamese dong and raised its trading band, with large-cap shares mixed in steady volume.
Stocks in Malaysia .KLSE trimmed some early gains after July inflation picked up more than expected.
Singapore .FTSTI , Indonesia .JKSE and the Philippines .PSI were little changed after rangebound trading in line with broader Asia .MIAPJ0000PUS . Investors awaited minutes from last month's Federal Reserve meeting for any hints on U.S rate hike plans.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Prev Close Pct Move
Singapore 3041.25 3049.65 -0.28
Kuala Lumpur 1582.44 1579.60 +0.18
Bangkok 1379.12 1372.61 +0.47
Jakarta 4484.24 4510.48 -0.58
Manila 7344.73 7333.45 +0.15
Ho Chi Minh 577.82 580.22 -0.41