ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
4 August 2014
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 26.02 points lower or -0.78% to 3318.40, taking the year-to-date performance to +4.85%.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined -0.46% and the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -1.07%. The top active stocks were UOB (-1.04%), DBS (-1.04%), CapitaLand (-0.88%), SingTel (-3.49%), Global Logistic (unchanged).
The outperforming sector today was represented by the FTSE ST Health Care Index (+0.94%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Health Care Index are Raffles Medical Group (+1.52%) and Biosensors International Group (+0.59%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Telecommunications Index, which declined -3.21% with SingTel’s share price declining -3.49% and StarHub’s share price declining -1.19%. The FTSE ST Consumer Services Index declined -0.11%. The FTSE ST Real Estate Index declined -0.49%. The FTSE ST Utilities Index declined -1.03%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were SPDR Gold Shares (+0.80%), IS MSCI India (-0.28%), SPDR Straits Times Index ETF (-0.30%).
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Suntec REIT (-1.12%), CapitaMall Trust (-0.76%), Ascendas REIT (unchanged).
The most active index warrants by value today were HSI24800MBeCW140929 (unchanged), HSI24400MBeCW140828 (-7.08%), HSI24000MBePW140929 (-4.08%).
The most active stock warrants by value today were DBS MB eCW141001 (-16.47%), UOB MB eCW141203 (-13.33%), KepCorp MBeCW141201 (-5.88%).
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,318.4 -26.02 3,344.42 -29.64
Volume: 1,958M 1,615.9M
Value: $1,056.7M $1,262.1M
Gainers/Losers: 115/388 121/347
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
4 Aug 2014
The FBM KLCI index gained 12.46 points or 0.67% on Monday. The Finance Index increased 0.79% to 17421.76 points, the Properties Index up 0.03% to 1510.18 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.16% to 8940.38 points. The market traded within a range of 10.93 points between an intra-day high of 1875.12 and a low of 1864.19 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include SUMATEC, MAS, TALAMT, SUMATEC-WB, CSL, IFCAM SC-WA, KBUNAI, DAYA, WINTONI and SUMATEC-WA. Trading volume increased to 2976.41 mil shares worth RM2216.37 mil as compared to Friday’s 2082.13 mil shares worth RM1942.67 mil.
Leading Movers were PETDAG (+88 sen to RM19.84), AMMB (+21 sen to RM7.17), MISC (+19 sen to RM6.62), DIGI (+14 sen to RM5.85) and GENM (+9 sen to RM4.36). Lagging Movers were PETGAS (-70 sen to RM22.40) and ASTRO (-4 sen to RM3.31). Market breadth was positive with 555 gainers as compared to 329 losers.
The KLCI started the week on a positive note, closed higher at 1875.80 (+12.46) points despite the biggest weekly decline in US market last Friday. Our local bourse advance on bargain hunting after the slump on last Friday despite a weak employment report from the U.S. and on-going tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine.
700 enthusiastic job seekers apply for positions in Thai securities industry
BANGKOK, August 4, 2014 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) and Association of Securities Companies (ASCO) joined hands in holding "Career Opportunities in Securities Industry" on August 3, 2014, aiming at recruiting new generation of financiers to the securities industry to accommodate business expansion.
Throughout the day, there were over 700 university students and job seekers applied for the positions.
SET President Kesara Manchusree said, "SET has collaborated with ASCO in holding this event as part of our mission to enhance the quality of personnel in Thai securities industry as vital contact point for investors wishing to invest in the market. SET has continuously developed various programs to achieve this aim starting from grooming and cultivating university students to become finance professionals, as well as controlling and benchmarking the standard of skills via career development training programs when they enter the industry."
ASCO Chairperson Pattera Dilokrungthirapop said, "Career Opportunities in Securities Industry" is Thailand's first and largest job fair in securities
industry. This first year there were booths from 26 brokers and over 1,500 positions available. Over 700 university students and job seekers applied for
the available positions. In addition, seminars conducted by brokers' executives have given clearer pictures of securities professionals' roles, responsibilities and expectations. It was significant that over 1,000 visitors joined the activities with aspiration to become competent financiers."
Interested persons are welcome to submit application forms at any broker nearest you, or Thailand Securities Institute (TSI), or SET Investment Center
nationwide. Please also visit the www.careerday.in.th website for updated information.
As of 4 August 2014 Unit: M.Baht
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 4,786.28 3,816.27 970.01
Proprietary 4,460.55 5,100.53 -639.97
Foreign 9,898.58 8,838.61 1,059.97
Individual 27,907.36 29,297.37 -1,390.01
Total Trading Value 47,052.78 M.Baht
Date As of: Monday, August 04, 2014
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 45,900 30,531,400 25
Stock 6,136,611,159 8,751,937,639,968 280,409
Right 34,953,600 69,408,100 225
Warrant 41,483,018 1,934,659,788 1,577
Total 6,213,093,677 8,753,972,239,256 282,236
Vietnam index rebounds 0.9 pct, falls expected soon
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index ended up 0.87 percent on Monday, buoyed by gains in big-cap shares, but analysts expected the market to retreat soon.
PetroVietNam Gas , Vietnam's largest listed firm, rose 0.9 percent. The company made a net profit of 6.4 trillion dong ($302 million) in the first half of 2014, beating its own target by 50 percent, it said in a statement of the preliminary results last Friday. ((www.pvgas.com.vn))
Property firm Vingroup advanced 3.31 percent, and top insurer Baoviet Holdings jumped 3.29 percent to near its four-month high close, Reuters data showed.
"But low volume and high selling pressure in most other shares are negative signs, indicating the market may drop soon," said manager Nguyen The Minh of Viet Capital Securities.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index at the close
VN Index 599.04
PREV. CLOSE 593.9
% CHANGE 0.87%
SE Asia Stocks - Thai SET near 1-week high amid inflows
Stocks in Thailand climbed to a near one-week high on Monday amid foreign-led buying and gains in large caps such as PTT and Bangkok Bank while Indonesia recouped early loss as investors awaited second quarter economic data.
Bangkok's SET index was up 1.3 percent at 1,519.38, the highest close since July 30.
Foreign investors bought shares worth a net 1.1 billion baht ($34.2 million) after four straight days of net selling valued a combined 5 billion baht ($155.4 million), Thomson Reuters data showed.
Jakarta's Composite Index closed up 0.6 percent after a choppy session. It slipped at one point after data showed Indonesia's trade balance swung back into a deficit in April-June after a surplus in the first quarter.
Indonesia on Tuesday will report second-quarter economic growth, which is expected to rebound from the slowest pace in four years, thanks to increased spending linked to the country's presidential election.
Most others in Southeast Asia notched up gains as shares with strong quarterly results outperformed including Singapore's Sembcorp Marine and Philippine property developer SM Prime Holdings.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Prev Close Pct Move
TR SE Asia Index* 439.52 436.41 +0.71
Singapore 3318.40 3344.42 -0.78
Kuala Lumpur 1875.80 1863.34 +0.67
Bangkok 1519.38 1500.20 +1.28
Jakarta 5119.25 5088.80 +0.60
Manila 6998.37 6894.23 +1.51
Ho Chi Minh 599.04 593.90 +0.87