ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
14 February 2014
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended -1.19 points lower or -0.04% to 3038.71, taking the year-to-date performance to -3.99%.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained +0.26% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index gained +0.21%. The top active stocks were SingTel (+0.28%), DBS (-0.30%), OCBC (+0.54%), UOB (-0.40%) and Keppel Corp (+0.39%).
The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Utilities Index (+2.87%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Utilities Index are Hyflux (+2.92%) and HanKore (+6.31%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Consumer Goods Index, which declined -0.98% with Wilmar International ’s share price declining -0.93% and Thai Beverage’s share price declining -2.83%.The FTSE ST Basic Materials Index gained +0.62%. The FTSE ST Financials Index gained +0.04%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the SPDR Straits Times Index ETF (-0.66%), SPDR Gold Shares (+1.69%), IS MSCI India (unchanged).
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Ascendas REIT (-0.47%), CapitaMall Trust (-0.55%), Suntec REIT (+0.31%).
The most active index warrants by value today were HSI22000MBeCW140328 (+10.16%), HSI22400MBePW140328 (-10.90%), HSI22000MBeCW140227 (+19.23%).
The most active stock warrants by value today were DBS MB eCW140604 (+2.80%), UOB MB eCW140701 (-0.94%), DBS MB eCW140502 (-1.43%).
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,038.71 -1.19 3,039.9 +4.45
Volume: 1,766.1M 1,839M
Value: $872M $1,006.1M
Gainers/Losers: 213/198 174/268
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
14 Feb 2014
The FBM KLCI index gained 2.22 points or 0.12% on Friday. The Finance Index fell 0.07% to 16553.12 points, the Properties Index up 0.58% to 1288.89 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.22% to 8548.63 points. The market traded within a range of 6.48 points between an intra-day high of 1820.38 and a low of 1813.90 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include HUBLINE, IRIS, PDZ, MINETEC, MPAY-WA, KINSTEL, KNM-WA, TIGER-WB, SONA-WA and DAYA. Trading volume decreased to 2366.54 mil shares worth RM2008.99 mil as compared to Thursday’s 2517.10 mil shares worth RM2082.52 mil.
Leading Movers were TENAGA (+14 sen to RM12.00), GENTING (+10 sen to RM10.16), MAYBANK (+3 sen to RM9.79), IOICORP (+3 sen to RM4.31) and IHH (+3 sen to RM3.76). Lagging Movers were SKPETRO (-6 sen to RM4.45), MISC (-11 sen to RM6.39), RHBCAP (-9 sen to RM7.81), HLFG (-22 sen to RM15.54) and HLBANK (-6 sen to RM14.10). Market breadth was positive with 525 gainers as compared to 273 losers.
The KLCI closed marginally higher at 1819.37 points in the last trading day of the week. Market sentiment was tepid amid mixed performance of our regional peers following China reported a flat inflation rate of 2.5% in January.
Date As of: 14 February 2014
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 5,000 3,695,900 50
Stock 3,816,697,705 5,273,183,005,725 157,398
Right 00 00 00
Warrant 74,381,500 4,751,602,400 2,354
Total 3,891,084,205 5,277,938,304,025 159,802
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index rose 0.36 percent to end at 572.22 points on Friday, the highest since October 2009, backed by some blue chips while analysts expected corrections next week.
PetroVietNam Gas, Vietnam's largest listed firm, led the gains, with shares rising 1.21 percent to its record high of 83,500 dong ($3.96) each.
Hanoi-based lender BIDV , the country's biggest listed bank by assets, climbed 1.2 percent, while dairy product maker Vinamilk advanced 0.72 percent.
The index, which has advanced for three straight sessions, has risen too strongly, so investors could soon sell stocks for profit, said analyst Phan Dung Khanh at Maybank Kim Eng Securities.
But buying demand around the 550 point level and optimism over the macro economic outlook would prevent a steep fall, Khanh said.
The VN Index has gained 13 percent so far this year, extending the annual surge of 22 percent in 2013 as Southeast Asia's best performer, according to Reuters data.
On Friday it hit the highest level since Oct. 30, 2009, when it was 587.12 points.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index at the close
VN Index 572.22
PREV. CLOSE 570.18
% CHANGE 0.36%
Southeast Asian stock markets edged higher on Friday, tracking strong Asian shares, with Indonesia eking out small gains on the back of a stronger
Asian shares rose on Friday while the U.S. dollar struggled to regain traction after downbeat U.S. economic data pushed it to a nearly three-week low against the euro.
Both Indonesian and Vietnamese index inched up 0.36 percent, each.
Jakarta Composite Index closed at 4,508, boosted by property sector which ended up 1.2 percent. Real estate developers Sentul City and Lippo Cikarang rose more than 3 percent each.
The Indonesian rupiah hit a near 11-week high on Friday, leading gains among emerging Asian currencies, as investors snapped up the country's bonds after its current account deficit narrowed sharply in the fourth quarter.
Vietnam's index ended at 572.22 on Friday, the highest since October 2009, led by blue chips such as gas producer PetroVietNam Gas , lender BIDV and dairy product maker Vinamilk .
The Philippine and Malaysian indexes were up more than 0.12 percent each, while Singapore stocks were flat.
The Thai bourse is closed for a public holiday.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Prev Close Pct Move
TR SE Asia Index* 389.72 386.99 +0.71
Singapore 3038.71 3039.90 -0.04
Kuala Lumpur 1819.37 1817.15 +0.12
Bangkok 1311.87 1311.87 +0.00
Manila 6113.66 6101.72 +0.20
Jakarta 4508.04 4491.66 +0.36
Ho Chi Minh 572.22 570.18 +0.36