ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
25 August 2015
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 42.9 points or 1.51% higher to 2886.29, taking the year-to-date performance to -14.23%.
The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 1.42%, SingTel, which gained 3.18%, Keppel Corp, which gained 7.70%, OCBC Bank, which gained 2.99% and UOB, with a 3.77% advance.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 2.41%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 2.35%.
The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which rose 7.06%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Keppel Corp and Sembcorp Industries – ended 7.70% higher and 4.22% higher respectively.
The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Consumer Goods Index, which slipped 1.30%. Wilmar International shares declined 1.07% and Thai Beverage declined 2.07%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
Spdr Gold Shares (-0.68%)
Sti Etf (+2.06%)
Dbxt Msci Asia Ex Japan Etf 10 (unchanged)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
Ascendas Reit (-0.45%)
Capitacom Trust (+0.79%)
Capitamall Trust (+1.34%)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
UOB MB eCW160111 (+71.08%)
DBS MB eCW160111 (+47.06%)
SGX MB ePW 160104 (+3.41%)
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 2,886.29 +42.9 2,843.39 -127.62
Volume: 2,136.4M 1,847.2M
Value: $2,355M $1,893M
Gainers/Losers: 326/177 50/523
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
25 August 2015
The FBM KLCI index gained 31.80 points or 2.08% on Tuesday. The Finance Index increased 1.02% to 13815.29 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.18% to 1072.84 points and the Plantation Index down 0.13% to 6706.97 points. The market traded within a range of 64.74 points between an intra-day high of 1568.42 and a low of 1503.68 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include FBMKLCI-HK, AIRASIA, IFCAMSC, FBMKLCI-HV, TMS, SUMATEC, TENAGA-C20, KNM, FBMKLCI-HG and FBMKLCI-C3. Trading volume increased to 2784.37 mil shares worth RM2763.75 mil as compared to Monday’s 2580.08 mil shares worth RM2495.35 mil.
Leading Movers were PETCHEM (+42 sen to RM5.80), AXIATA (+32 sen to RM6.12), DIGI (+25 sen to RM5.20), TM (+29 sen to RM6.48) and RHBCAP (+24 sen to RM6.31). Lagging Movers were SKPETRO (-2 sen to RM1.47), UMW (-5 sen to RM8.60), WPRTS (-1 sen to RM4.14) and MAYBANK (-1 sen to RM8.31). Market breadth was negative with 381 gainers as compared to 487 losers.
The KLCI rebounded from yesterday’s losses by ending higher at 1563.94 points despite overnight losses in Wall Street on deep fears about China's economic slowdown. Our local bourse advanced on bargain hunting
Date As of: 25 August 2015
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 131,600 30,864,100 40
Stock 8,440,253,978 6,872,962,309,139 320,777
Warrant 10,141,200 349,391,900 267
Total 8,450,526,778 6,873,342,565,139 321,084
As of 25 August 2015 Unit: M.Baht
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 7,096.63 3,953.32 3,143.31
Proprietary 7,268.00 6,191.47 1,076.53
Foreign 14,398.13 17,710.05 -3,311.92
Individual 31,437.42 32,345.35 -907.92
Total Trading Value 60,200.19 M.Baht
Vietnam index ends up 0.6 pct in mixed trade
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index .VNI ended up 0.58 percent on Tuesday, trimming gains in the morning session in a technical recovery after a fall to an eight-month low the previous day, with shares moving mixed in high volume.
Vinamilk VNM.HM , the country's top dairy products maker, rallied 1.59 percent, followed by lender Vietcombank VCB.HM , Vietnam's second-biggest firm by market value, with a 1.52-percent rise.
Petrovietnam Gas GAS.HM dropped 2.76 percent to 38,800 dong ($1.72), the lowest level since December 2012, while property firm Vingroup VIC.HM and food producer Masan Group MSN.HM stood unchanged.
Volume reached 177.69 million shares, well above the five-day average of 151.52 million.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index .VNI at the close
VN Index 529.98
PREV. CLOSE 526.93
% CHANGE +0.58%
SE Asia Stocks - Snap losing streak; foreign selling caps gains
Southeast Asian stock markets rebounded on Tuesday as bargain hunting emerged in battered stocks across Asia and share buybacks by some companies helped the key stock indexes in Indonesia and Thailand regain some lost ground.
The Singapore Straits Times Index .FTSTI climbed 1.5 percent, recouping early losses and after dropping more than 4 percent in the previous session. Banking shares such as DBS Group Holdings DBSM.SI led the rebound.
"Bargain hunting and short covering buoyed blue chips and selective buying of the REITS were notable as some money managers started to nibble," broker NRA Capital said in a report.
Bargain hunters helped Asian stocks bounce off three-year lows, though share markets in China, epicentre of the rout,
suffered another big sell-off.
In Jakarta, shares in state-controlled firms rallied after they started buying back their shares from Tuesday, led by a 7
percent surge in Semen Indonesia.
The broader stock index .JKSE rose 1.6 percent after a 4 percent loss on Monday.
In Bangkok, shares of PTT Global Chemical PTTGC.BK , which hit an all-time closing low on Monday, surged almost 10 percent after the company announced a share buyback plan. The SET index .SETI rose 1.8 percent after Monday's third straight loss.
The Philippine stock index .PSI ended up 0.6 percent after early weakness. Local investors collected beaten-down shares such as Megaworld MEG.PS which surged 8.4 percent, the biggest gainer.
Foreign investors continued selling shares, offloading 2.75 billion peso ($59.04 million) worth.
Buying led by domestic institutions sent Malaysian shares .KLSE about 2 percent higher, while foreign investors sold shares worth a net 338 million ringgit ($80.28 million).
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index .VNI ended up 0.58 percent after falling to an eight-month low the previous day.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Prev Close Pct Move
Singapore 2886.29 2843.39 +1.51
Kuala Lumpur 1563.94 1532.14 +2.08
Bangkok 1323.88 1301.16 +1.75
Jakarta 4228.50 4163.73 +1.56
Manila 6830.34 6791.01 +0.58
Ho Chi Minh 529.98 526.93 +0.58