ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
20 August 2015
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 31.47 points or 1.03% lower to 3009.78, taking the year-to-date performance to -10.56%.
The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 1.23%, UOB, which declined 0.81%, OCBC Bank, which declined 1.69%, SingTel, which declined 1.49% and CapitaLand, with a 0.99% fall.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 1.19%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 2.54%.
The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Consumer Goods Index, which declined 0.08%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Wilmar International and Thai Beverage – ended 0.33% higher and 1.32% higher respectively.
The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Utilities Index, which slipped 3.33%. China Everbright Water shares declined 0.70% and SIIC Environment Holdings declined 2.31%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
Spdr Gold Shares (+1.40%)
Dbxt Msci Asia Ex Japan Etf 10 (-1.47%)
Sti Etf (-0.97%)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
Ascendas Reit (unchanged)
Capitacom Trust (unchanged)
Capitamall Trust (-1.03%)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
DBS MB eCW160111 (-14.75%)
DBS MB ePW151002 (+14.00%)
DBS MB eCW160104 (-11.66%)
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,009.78 -31.47 3,041.25 -8.4
Volume: 1,441.2M 1,514.2M
Value: $1,241.7M $1,171.6M
Gainers/Losers: 83/418 137/325
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
20 August 2015
The FBM KLCI index lost 5.03 points or 0.32% on Thursday. The Finance Index fell 0.05% to 14242.18 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.52% to 1109.15 points and the Plantation Index down 0.21% to 6850.14 points. The market traded within a range of 17.55 points between an intra-day high of 1579.66 and a low of 1562.11 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include FBMKLCI-HK, FBMKLCI-HV, INGENCO, AIRASIA, TENAGA-C20, TM-C7, AAX, FRONTKN, TIGER and FBMKLCI-HG. Trading volume decreased to 1786.50 mil shares worth RM1765.50 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 1894.23 mil shares worth RM1781.40 mil.
Leading Movers were WPRTS (+8 sen to RM4.18), MAYBANK (+14 sen to RM8.60), YTL (+1 sen to RM1.48), MISC (+3 sen to RM8.00) and IHH (+2 sen to RM5.58). Lagging Movers were SIME (-25 sen to RM7.68), AMMB (-14 sen to RM4.80), UMW (-19 sen to RM8.61), PETDAG (-22 sen to RM19.82) and RHBCAP (-11 sen to RM6.42). Market breadth was negative with 360 gainers as compared to 448 losers.
The KLCI closed 5.03 points lower to 1577.41 points amid overnight losses in US market after the Fed's minutes showed no clear sign that officials are ready to raise interest rates in September. The performance of our local bourse was in line with our regional peers.
Date As of: 20 August 2015
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 21,700 11,375,100 22
Stock 5,888,624,460 6,314,518,011,136 174,563
Warrant 22,587,283 446,177,000 648
Total 5,911,233,443 6,314,975,563,236 175,233
As of 20 August 2015 Unit: M.Baht
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 6,908.86 4,117.69 2,791.17
Proprietary 4,591.01 4,917.04 - 326.03
Foreign 9,725.97 14,440.09 -4,714.13
Individual 28,044.56 25,795.57 2,248.99
Total Trading Value 49,270.40 M.Baht
Vietnam index at 12-week low after currency fall
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index .VNI closed down 1.93 percent on Thursday at 566.69 points, the lowest level since May 27, with most blue chips falling after the central bank depreciated the dong and raised the trading band the previous day.
Energy shares fell due to a drop in U.S. oil prices to the lowest level in six and a half years, analysts and traders said.
PetroVietnam Drilling & Well Service Corp PVD.HM fell 6.79 percent and PetroVietnam Gas GAS.HM tumbled 6.95 percent.
PetroVietnam Gas is seeking shareholders' approval for a share issue to employees, the firm said in a statement on its website. (pvgas.com.vn)
Banking shares also dropped. Vietcombank VCB.HM , the country's biggest lender by market value, declined 0.92 percent, BIDV BID.HM fell 2.73 percent and VietinBank CTG.HM lost 2.53 percent.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index .VNI at the close
VN Index 566.69
PREV. CLOSE 577.82
% CHANGE -1.93%
SE Asia Stocks-Fall; Philippines near 2015 low ahead of holiday
Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Thursday, hit by outflows and selling in oil shares, with Philippine stocks closing near their lowest level this year ahead of holiday.
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index .VNI closed down 1.9 percent after a 0.4 percent loss on the previous day when the central bank devalued the dong.
The Philippine stock index .PSI ended the day down 0.9 percent at 7,278.98, the lowest close since Jan. 6. Stock exchange data showed foreign investors sold shares worth a net 1.2 billion peso ($26 million), including shares of energy firm Energy Development Corp EDC.PS which dropped almost 3 percent.
The stock market is closed on Friday, reopening on Monday.
Thai SET index .SETI shed 0.5 percent, reversing the modest gain on Wednesday.
The market saw foreign outflows for a third straight day after the deadly bomb blast in central Bangkok, with a net foreign selling worth 4.7 billion baht ($131.9 million).
Malaysia's key index .KLSE regained some early lost ground. Indexes in Singapore .FTSTI and Indonesia .JKSE both hit their lowest closing level since February 2014.
Broker Citi have cut its Indonesia's key index target to 5,000 for end-2015 and 5,700 for end-2016, citing economic slowdown and poor progress in infrastructure-related projects, according to the broker's report dated Aug. 20.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Prev Close Pct Move
Singapore 3009.78 3041.25 -1.03
Kuala Lumpur 1577.41 1582.44 -0.32
Bangkok 1372.53 1379.12 -0.48
Jakarta 4441.91 4484.24 -0.94
Manila 7278.98 7344.73 -0.90
Ho Chi Minh 566.69 577.82 -1.93