ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
23 February 2018
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 44.76 points or 1.28% higher to 3533.22, taking the year-to-date performance to +3.83%. For more observations, go to sgx.com/research
The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 2.03%, OCBC Bank, which gained 2.06%, UOB, which gained 2.00%, Venture, which gained 6.51% and Singtel, with a 0.90% advance.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.75%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.51%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
STI ETF (+0.86%)
DBXT MSCI Indonesia ETF (-1.28%)
Lion-Phillip S-REIT (-0.69%)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
CapitaLand Commercial Trust (unchanged)
Ascendas REIT (+1.57%)
CapitaLand Mall Trust (-0.51%)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
UOB MB eCW180802 (+11.11%)
DBS MB eCW180808 (+17.05%)
OCBC Bk MB eCW180702 (+21.21%)
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,533.22 +44.76 3,488.46 -27.77
Volume: 1,887.8M 1,825.9M
Value: $1,419.4M $1,732.1M
Gainers/Losers: 274/156 121/331
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
23 February 2018
The FBM KLCI index gained 6.43 points or 0.35% on Friday. The Finance Index increased 0.74% to 18001.78 points, the Properties Index up 0.00% to 1199.48 points and the Plantation Index down 0.38% to 8061.49 points. The market traded within a range of 11.29 points between an intra-day high of 1864.95 and a low of 1853.66 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include MAHSING-WB, TOYOINK-WA, MRCB-WA, AAX, HUAAN, DGSB, SCOMI-WB, DGB, HWGB and DGB-WA. Trading volume increased to 3547.62 mil shares worth RM2678.11 mil as compared to Thursday’s 2342.67 mil shares worth RM2061.74 mil.
Leading Movers were PBBANK (+52 sen to RM22.80), SIME (+5 sen to RM2.80), NESTLE (+150 sen to RM123.00), IHH (+7 sen to RM6.06) and RHBBANK (+6 sen to RM5.44). Lagging Movers were ASTRO (-5 sen to RM2.51), GENM (-9 sen to RM5.28), PETGAS (-28 sen to RM17.68), AMMB (-7 sen to RM4.51) and MAXIS (-7 sen to RM6.01). Market breadth was positive with 560 gainers as compared to 430 losers.
The KLCI closed higher at 1861.50 points despite overnight mixed performance in US market. The performance of our local bourse was lifted by buying interest in heavy weight counters such as Public Bank, Sime Darby and Nestle.
Date As of: Friday, February 23, 2018
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 659,000 80,942,400 38
Stock 15,768,420,389 9,365,553,542,618 391,908
Warrant 33,999,900 10,364,231,500 1,584
Total 15,803,079,289 9,375,998,716,518 393,530
As of 20 April 2017
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 6,309.32 4,653.90 1,655.42
Proprietary 7,342.57 7,166.11 176.47
Foreign 20,394.38 22,184.02 -1,789.64
Individual 24,473.10 24,515.34 -42.25
Total Trading Value 58,519.37 M.Baht
SE Asia Stocks-Most higher as U.S. rate fears ease; Philippines down
* Singapore sees best week in over 1 yr
* Vietnam top gainer on week
* Philippines worst performer year-to-date
Feb 23 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets closed higher on Friday, in line with broader Asia, after comments from
Federal Reserve officials eased worries about faster rate hikes in the United States.
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said Thursday that policymakers need to be careful not to increase rates too
quickly as that could slow the economy, while Dallas counterpart Robert Kaplan said three rate increases in 2018 was a "reasonable" base case.
E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 ESc1 were trading 0.3 percent higher. The index took a hit on Wednesday after minutes of the Fed's last meeting showed inflation would perk up, possibly setting the stage for additional rate hikes.
Asia shares ex-Japan were up over 1 percent.
In Southeast Asia, financials drove Singapore shares .STI 1.3 percent higher and the FTSE Straits Times Index ended the week 2.6 percent firmer, its best in over one year.
United Overseas Bank Ltd UOBH.SI rose 2 percent while DBS Group Holdings DBSM.SI and Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Ltd OCBC.SI climbed over 2 percent each to all-time closing highs.
The city-state reported no consumer inflation in January, for the first time since late 2016, due to lower accommodation and private road transportation costs, data showed on Friday.
Vietnam shares .VNI marched 2.5 percent higher and were up for a fourth session in five. Financials led the gains, with Vietcombank VCB.HM climbing 6.9 percent to a record close.
The index ended the week 4.1 percent higher, and is the best performer in the region so far this year, having gained 12.1
Thai .SETI and Indonesian .JKSE shares rose 1.1 percent and 0.4 percent, respectively, on broad-based buying.
However, Philippine shares .PSI fell 0.6 percent and settled at their lowest since December 22 as industrials,
financials and real estate stocks lost ground.
Conglomerate JG Summit Holdings Inc JGS.PS was the biggest drag, down 2.8 percent at its worst close since late-December.
The benchmark finished the week 1.7 percent lower and is the only loser so far this year in the region.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Previous close Pct Move
Singapore 3533.22 3488.46 1.28
Bangkok 1808.06 1788.63 1.09
Manila 8467.56 8515.57 -0.56
Jakarta 6619.804 6593.06 0.41
Kuala Lumpur 1861.5 1855.07 0.35
Ho Chi Minh 1102.85 1076.03 2.49