ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
29 August 2014
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended -3.13 points lower or -0.09% to 3327.09, taking the year-to-date performance to +5.12%.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained +0.05% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -0.35%. The top active stocks were OCBC Bank (+0.91%), STATS ChipPAC (+13.64%), ThaiBev (+3.65%), SingTel (-0.51%) and DBS (-0.22%).
The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index (+3.59%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Technology Index are Silverlake Axis (+3.00%) and STATS ChipPAC (+13.64%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which declined -1.02% with Raffles Medical Group’s share price declining -0.75% and Biosensors International Group’s share price declining -1.34%. The FTSE ST Consumer Services Index declined -0.10%. The FTSE ST Real Estate Index declined -0.16%. The FTSE ST Utilities Index declined -0.68%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the IS MSCI India (+0.27%), SPDR Gold Shares (-0.29%), DBXT FTSE Vietnam ETF(+1.53%).
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Suntec REIT (+1.11%), CapitaMall Trust (-0.50%), Ascendas REIT (unchanged).
The most active index warrants by value today were HSI24800MBeCW140929 (-1.09%), HSI24600MBePW140929 (-2.04%), HSI25400MBeCW140929 (-1.79%).
The most active stock warrants by value today were KepCorp MBeCW141201 (-1.84%), DBS MB eCW150106 (-3.03%), UOB MB eCW141201 (-9.55%).
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,327.09 -3.13 3,330.22 -11.24
Volume: 1,792.4M 1,497.4M
Value: $1,079.1M $1,007.8M
Gainers/Losers: 195/211 178/226
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
29 Aug 2014
The FBM KLCI index lost 9.57 points or 0.51% on Friday. The Finance Index fell 0.22% to 17466.32 points, the Properties Index dropped 1.03% to 1487.69 points and the Plantation Index down 0.80% to 8527.57 points. The market traded within a range of 10.17 points between an intra-day high of 1879.53 and a low of 1869.36 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include SUMATEC, SANICHI, PDZ, MPAY-WA, HUBLINE, IRIS, SUMATEC-WB, IFCAM SC-WA, MPAY and SANICHI-WB. Trading volume increased to 3227.52 mil shares worth RM2854.50 mil as compared to Thursday’s 3017.53 mil shares worth RM2206.94 mil.
Leading Movers were YTL (+6 sen to RM1.62), TM (+6 sen to RM6.36), UMW (+6 sen to RM12.36), RHBCAP (+4 sen to RM9.17) and KLCC (+2 sen to RM6.62). Lagging Movers were HLFG (-56 sen to RM17.04), GENM (-14 sen to RM4.51), PETDAG (-62 sen to RM20.10), FGV (-11 sen to RM3.82) and SKPETRO (-11 sen to RM4.22). Market breadth was negative with 251 gainers as compared to 660 losers.
The last trading day of the week ended 9.57 points lower at 1866.11 points, in line with most regional markets. The local bourse remained in negative territory throughout the day ahead of the Merdeka Celebrations. Regionally, Asian markets were in the red, as renewed tensions in Ukraine dampened investor's appetite for risk and moved to safe-haven assets.
Date As of: 29 August 2014
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 52,500 42,182,800 510
Stock 6,129,734,294 5,774,332,820,713 171,264
Right 400 400 04
Warrant 124,938,000 5,484,449,100 1,849
Total 6,254,725,194 5,779,859,453,013 173,627
As of 29 August 2014 Unit: M.Baht
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 5,006.53 5,507.05 -500.52
Proprietary 3,211.84 3,721.71 -509.87
Foreign 10,100.35 10,129.13 -28.79
Individual 30,425.46 29,386.30 1,039.17
Total Trading Value 48,744.18 M.Baht
Vietnam index ends up 0.7 pct, volume at 5-mth high
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index closed up 0.73 percent on Friday with volume hitting the highest since late March on strong buying, especially in banking stocks.
Lenders outperformed the market, with Hanoi-based BIDV surging 6.43 percent in a five-month high volume, Reuters data showed.
Vietcombank , the biggest listed bank by capitalisation, climbed 1.82 percent and top partly private bank by assets Vietinbank rose 1.37 percent.
Other blue chips also climbed, including property firm Vingroup with a 4.46 percent advance. Food producer Masan Group <MSN.HM> increased 1.8 percent.
Analysts gave mixed indications for the market in coming weeks, as money inflow seemed solid while foreign investors turned net sellers in the two previous sessions.
"Technical indicators are showing very positive outlook for the market, but macro-economic data is not supportive enough to keep up the hype," said analyst Vu Thi Thu Trang of APEC Securities.
The VN Index is now Asia's second fastest riser since the beginning of the year at 26.16 percent, Reuters data showed.
Foreign investors have bought a net $220 million of Vietnamese equities in 2014 so far as of Thursday, almost double the level in the same period last year.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index at the close
VN Index 636.65
PREV. CLOSE 632.03
% CHANGE 0.73%
SE Asia Stocks - Indonesia, Philippines weak as outflows hit large caps
Southeast Asian stock markets mostly fell on Friday, with Indonesia's key index hitting a near three-week closing low and the Philippines slipping amid
foreign-led selling in large caps.
Jakarta's composite index ended down 0.9 percent at 5,136.86, its lowest close since Aug. 12. The index rose 0.9 percent on the month, its weakest since January 2013.
Foreign investors were net sellers in shares of Telekom Indonesia and Astra International amid a weaker rupiah.
The Philippine main index fell 0.7 percent to close at its lowest since Aug. 18, as outflows hit shares of SM Investments Corp and Alliance Global , stock exchange data showed.
Others in the region had a mixed performance in August, with Singapore down 1.4 percent, compared with a 3.6 percent rise in July, while Malaysia extended losses for a second month, falling 0.3 percent.
Vietnam's index was the outperformer with a monthly rise of 6.8 percent, a third straight month of gain. The Thai benchmark rose 4 percent, a seventh consecutive monthly gain.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Prev Close Pct Move
TR SE Asia Index* 445.08 445.98 -0.20
Singapore 3327.09 3330.22 -0.09
Kuala Lumpur 1866.11 1875.68 -0.51
Bangkok 1561.63 1559.05 +0.17
Jakarta 5136.86 5184.48 -0.92
Manila 7050.89 7100.70 -0.70
Ho Chi Minh 636.65 632.03 +0.73