ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
16 December 2015
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 25.4 points or 0.9% higher to 2840.92, taking the year-to-date performance to -15.58%.
The top active stocks today were SingTel, which closed unchanged, DBS, which gained 1.16%, CapitaLand, which gained 4.52%, UOB, which declined 0.05% and OCBC Bank, with a 1.05% advance.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.60%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.89%.
The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Real Estate Holding and Development Index, which rose 2.27%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Hongkong Land Holdings and Global Logistic Properties – ended 0.43% lower and 2.53% higher respectively.
The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which slipped 1.03%. Midas Holdings shares declined 1.85% and NSL declined 0.35%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
Sti Etf (+0.69%)
Dbxt Ftse Vietnam Etf 10 (+0.46%)
Dbxt Aud Ssa Bonds Etf 5 (+0.22%)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
Ascendas Reit (+0.90%)
Capitamall Trust (+2.96%)
Capitacom Trust (+1.94%)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
UOB MB eCW160704 (+1.63%)
DBS MB eCW160704 (+6.90%)
KepCorp MB eCW160902 (+8.75%)
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 2,840.92 +25.4 2,815.52 +0.48
Volume: 945.2M 870.2M
Value: $980.7M $860.3M
Gainers/Losers: 235/160 184/203
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
16 December 2015
The FBM KLCI index gained 11.29 points or 0.70% on Wednesday. The Finance Index increased 0.48% to 13977.79 points, the Properties Index up 0.53% to 1168.14 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.55% to 7337.6 points. The market traded within a range of 9.61 points between an intra-day high of 1638.37 and a low of 1628.76 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include XOX, CAP, RSENA-WA, APFT, RSENA, INSTACO, COMFORT, SUPERMX-C8, RGB and GENETEC. Trading volume increased to 1674.07 mil shares worth RM1767.29 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 1428.71 mil shares worth RM1661.04 mil.
Leading Movers were GENTING (+15 sen to RM7.06), YTL (+3 sen to RM1.50), DIGI (+10 sen to RM5.13), SIME (+13 sen to RM7.42) and MAYBANK (+13 sen to RM8.31). Lagging Movers were BAT (-76 sen to RM53.70), HLFG (-8 sen to RM13.80), GENM (-2 sen to RM4.12), UMW (-3 sen to RM7.62) and RHBCAP (-1 sen to RM5.70). Market breadth was positive with 525 gainers as compared to 292 losers.
The KLCI halted its losing streak after gained 11.29 points to 1634.13 points amid overnight gains in US market. The performance of our benchmark index was lifted by gains in heavyweight counters led by Genting, YTL and Digi.
Date As of: 16 December 2015
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 21,800 11,541,500 12
Stock 7,005,763,617 5,439,054,540,518 232,171
Warrant 1,367,360 20,377,010 255
Total 7,007,152,777 5,439,086,459,028 232,438
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 5,766.94 3,378.36 2,388.58
Proprietary 4,461.01 5,632.41 -1,171.39
Foreign 11,055.05 11,605.84 -550.79
Individual 27,379.37 28,045.76 -666.39
Total Trading Value 48,662.37 M.Baht
Vietnam index rises 0.8 pct, banks lead on investors' expectations
Vietnam's VN Index .VNI closed up 0.8 percent on Wednesday for a second straight gain, with banking shares leading the market on investors' expectations of upbeat corporate results.
Investors expect banks to make more profit next year, analysts said. Half of the country's six listed lenders rallied while the others stood flat. Vietcombank VCB.HM rose 0.69 percent and Military Commercial MBB.HM was unchanged.
Confectionary firm Kinh Do Corp KDC.HM extended its loss to the second consecutive session, tumbling 4.41 percent after the Market Vectors Vietnam ETF VNM.P , a major exchange-traded fund of Vietnamese shares, lowered the KDC stock weighting on its portfolio on Monday.
Analysts predict the market to see big movements on Thursday's session following news on the U.S. Federal Reserve interest rate policy.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index .VNI at the close
VN Index 572.55
PREV. CLOSE 568.00
% CHANGE +0.8%
SE Asia Stocks-Most higher; Thai index retreats on telecoms shares
Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose along with Asia on Wednesday as investors braced for a likely hike in U.S. interest rates, but the Thai index fell amid selling in telecoms shares on concerns over high bid prices for 4G spectrum licences.
The Thai SET index .SETI was down 0.11 percent, pushed lower by a 5.6 percent drop in top telecoms firm Advanced Info Service ADVANC.BK and a 7.1 percent slide in second-ranked Total Access Communication DTAC.BK .
The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) continued bids for two licences of 900MHz frequency for the second day amid a fierce contest that pushed up bidding prices.
Banking stocks .SETB were up 0.7 percent after the Bank of Thailand kept its policy interest rate steady at 1.5 percent as expected and predicted the domestic economy to perform slightly better this year than the forecast 2.7 percent.
Market sentiment appeared favourable due to the better domestic economic outlook, brokers said.
Among outperformers in the region, Indonesia .JKSE and the Philippines .PSI climbed almost two percent, with the focus also shifting to the central banks of both countries which are expected to hold monetary policy steady on Thursday.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Prev Close Pct Move
Singapore 2840.92 2815.52 +0.90
Kuala Lumpur 1634.13 1622.84 +0.70
Bangkok 1299.12 1300.51 -0.11
Jakarta 4483.45 4409.17 +1.68
Manila 6807.72 6701.35 +1.59
Ho Chi Minh 572.55 568.00 +0.80