ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
22 December 2014
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended +51.43 points higher or +1.57% to 3330.96, taking the year-to-date performance to +5.25%.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained +0.94% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index gained +1.10%. The top active stocks were Keppel Corp (+3.02%), SingTel (+1.83%), DBS (+0.75%), UOB (+1.81%) and OCBC Bank (+1.46%).
The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index (+3.20%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index are Keppel Corp (+3.02%) and Sembcorp Industries (+3.23%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which gained +0.16% with Raffles Medical Group’s share price gaining +1.04% and Biosensors International Group’s share price declining -1.92%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the IS MSCI India (unchanged), IS Asia Bond ETF (-0.77%), SPDR Gold Shares (+0.09%).
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Ascendas REIT (+2.14%), Suntec REIT (+1.03%), CapitaMall Trust (+1.00%).
The most active index warrants by value today were HSI23400MBeCW150129 (+16.51%), HSI24000MBeCW150129 (+18.84%), HSI22600MBePW150129 (-23.91%).
The most active stock warrants by value today were KepCorp MBePW150603 (-15.08%), DBS MB eCW150602 (+4.35%), UOB MB eCW150415 (+16.41%).
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,330.96 +51.43 3,279.53 +35.88
Volume: 1,536.8M 1,305.3M
Value: $919M $1,227M
Gainers/Losers: 295/127 250/190
Date As of: 22 December 2014
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 6,600 4,487,700 60
Stock 12,323,243,684 5,695,435,029,236 207,031
Right 00 00 00
Warrant 24,909,228 1,874,681,880 319
Total 12,348,159,512 5,697,314,198,816 207,410
As of 22 December 2014 Unit: M.Baht
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 4,983.62 1,648.79 3,334.84
Proprietary 4,454.28 3,439.58 1,014.71
Foreign 6,206.49 7,512.68 -1,306.19
Individual 21,607.35 24,650.71 3,043.36
Total Trading Value 37,251.75 M.Baht
Vietnam index gains 2.8 pct on bargain hunting, global cues
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index rose 2.8 percent on Monday as investors picked up battered blue chips and amid positive signs from global equity and energy markets.
Asian shares took their cues from Wall Street and kicked off a holiday-shortened week on a strong footing as oil prices recovered, while the euro touched a fresh two-year low against the greenback on divergent monetary policy expectations.
Vietnamese shares bounced back after net selling review sessions by two exchange-traded funds and following margin calls that had sent the index to its lowest in seven months on Dec. 17.
PetroVietNam Gas, the country's biggest firm by market value, led gains with a 5.9 percent rise, followed by Hanoi-based Vietcombank <VCB.HM> , the nation's top lender by capitalisation, with a 5.3 percent increase.
"This positive trend may last for a few sessions, but a strong rally like today is unlikely due to short-term profit taking in stocks that gained strongly," said analyst Do Duy Hop of Saigon-Hanoi Securities.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index at the close
VN Index 537.54
PREV. CLOSE 523.09
% CHANGE 2.76%
SE Asia Stocks -Most higher; Malaysia posts best gain since May 2013
Most Southeast Asian stocks rose on Monday as energy shares staged a strong rebound in line with a rise in crude oil prices, with the Malaysian index posting its best gain in more than 19 months and the Thai benchmark closing near a two-week high.
Oil rose above $62 a barrel, mirroring gains in equities, as investors became confident there would be no further substantial price loss in the run-up to the new year.
Kuala Lumpur's composite index, which measures moves of 30 large-cap stocks, rose 1.6 percent, its best daily gain since May 2013. Sapurakencana Petroleum was the top percentage gainer with a rise of 6.7 percent.
Bangkok's SET index finished up 1.5 percent at 1,536.83, the highest closing level since Dec. 9. PTT and PTT exploration and Production rallied more than 4 percent each.
"The market performed better than expected today because of inflows from 'domestic trigger funds' and a rally in large-cap energy shares" said Chakkrit Charoenmetachai, a senior analyst with AEC Securities.
Traders said the SET index could be capped at a key resistance of 1,555 towards the end of the year due to a lack of foreign investor participation in the holiday season.
Singapore's Straits Times Index climbed 1.6 percent, its best single-day rise since September 2013. The Philippine index ended slightly higher and Vietnam jumped 2.8 percent.
Indonesia bucked the trend. The index fell 0.4 percent, erasing earlier gains, led by large caps Astra International and Bank Central Asia .
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Prev Close Pct Move
Singapore 3330.96 3279.53 +1.57
Kuala Lumpur 1744.05 1715.99 +1.64
Bangkok 1536.83 1514.35 +1.48
Jakarta 5125.77 5144.62 -0.37
Manila 7139.27 7125.63 +0.19
Ho Chi Minh 537.54 523.09 +2.76