ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
14 February 2018
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 12.21 points or 0.36% lower to 3402.86, taking the year-to-date performance to +0.00%. For more observations, go to sgx.com/research
The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 1.45%, UOB, which declined 2.24%, OCBC Bank, which declined 2.47%, Singtel, which gained 0.60% and SIA, with a 4.99% advance.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.19%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.19%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
STI ETF (unchanged)
Nikkoam-Stc Asia REIT (-0.19%)
DBXT MSCI Indonesia ETF (+0.36%)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
CapitaLand Commercial Trust (+1.16%)
CapitaLand Mall Trust (-0.51%)
Ascendas REIT (-0.77%)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
UOB MB eCW180802 (-17.50%)
OCBC Bk MB eCW180702 (-23.40%)
DBS MB ePW180716 (-12.80%)
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,402.86 -12.21 3,415.07 +30.09
Volume: 1,887.3M 2,186.1M
Value: $1,598.4M $1,753.7M
Gainers/Losers: 212/243 289/183
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
14 February 2018
The FBM KLCI index gained 1.91 points or 0.10% on Wednesday. The Finance Index increased 0.41% to 17608.04 points, the Properties Index up 0.28% to 1180.06 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.04% to 7994.09 points. The market traded within a range of 8.09 points between an intra-day high of 1837.80 and a low of 1829.71 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include HIBISCS, PUC, SAPNRG, SUMATEC, HIBISCS-CA, HUAAN, UMWOG, BORNOIL, PDZ-WB and TIGER. Trading volume increased to 1931.87 mil shares worth RM1987.79 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 1616.50 mil shares worth RM2436.29 mil.
Leading Movers were GENM (+8 sen to RM5.34), YTL (+2 sen to RM1.42), PETCHEM (+10 sen to RM8.08), AMMB (+5 sen to RM4.48) and HLBANK (+20 sen to RM18.20). Lagging Movers were SIMEPLT (-18 sen to RM5.40), PETGAS (-30 sen to RM17.50), SIME (-3 sen to RM2.65), ASTRO (-2 sen to RM2.57) and TENAGA (-4 sen to RM15.70). Market breadth was positive with 580 gainers as compared to 338 losers.
The KLCI inched up to 1834.93 points amid overnight gains in US market. Market sentiment was muted as lack of fresh lead.
Date As of: 14 February 2018
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 682,200 73,052,700 33
Stock 11,533,122,205 8,104,335,515,629 343,319
Warrant 129,711,233 23,253,493,200 2,241
Total 11,663,515,638 8,127,662,061,529 345,593
As of 15 February 2018 Unit: M.Baht
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 4,369.29 5,515.19 -1,145.90
Proprietary 5,978.96 5,458.67 520.30
Foreign 17,204.95 19,098.64 -1,893.69
Individual 22,003.86 19,484.56 2,519.30
Total Trading Value 49,557.06 M.Baht
SE Asia Stocks-Muted ahead of U.S. inflation data
* Ayala Land helps Philippines end higher
* Singapore, Thailand down 0.4 percent
Southeast Asian stock markets were subdued on Wednesday ahead of U.S. inflation numbers, with
Thailand recording its lowest close in three sessions weighed down by financials and energy stocks.
All eyes are on U.S. consumer price readings due later in the day that will be key to where stocks move in the short term,
given it was the risk of accelerating inflation that sparked the recent global equity rout. MKTS/GLOB
Thailand .SETI dropped 0.4 percent with PTT PCL PTT.BK falling 1.6 percent and Bank of Ayudhya PCL BAY.BK losing 2.2 percent.
The country's central bank left its benchmark interest rate unchanged on Wednesday, near record lows, saying it expects inflation to stay largely subdued.
"For the most part we were dominated by a hefty dose of dollar weakness ahead of a very important U.S. CPI data report.
Traders are positioning for weaker inflation data amidst broader position adjustments," said Stephen Innes, head of trading for Asia Pacific at Oanda.
Singapore shares .STI slid 0.4 percent, dragged down by financials.
"Certainly, China Lunar New Year is factoring into the equation as traders reduce exposures." Innes added.
The country's fourth-quarter economic growth was revised lower on a quarter-on-quarter basis on Wednesday, due to a contraction in the manufacturing sector.
Heavyweights Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Ltd OCBC.SI and United Overseas Bank Ltd UOBH.SI reported strong quarterly net profit growth but downgraded their exposure to the weak oil and gas sector, making them the biggest losers on the index.
Philippine shares .PSI recovered to end 0.3 percent higher led by real estate stocks. Ayala Land Inc ALI.PS was the top gainer on the index after posting a 21 percent jump in full-year net income.
Malaysia .KLSE closed slightly up, gaining some support from data that showed its economy expanded 5.9 percent in the fourth quarter, growing more strongly than expected.
Financials and materials outperformed other sectors on the index, with CIMB Group Holdings Bhd CIMB.KL adding 0.9 percent and Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd PCGB.KL rising 1.3 percent.
Indonesia shares .JKSE rose 0.3 percent to their highest close in almost two weeks. Vietnam was closed for a holiday.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Previous close Pct Move
Singapore 3402.86 3415.07 -0.36
Bangkok 1792.09 1800.03 -0.44
Manila 8598.11 8570.14 0.33
Jakarta 6594.401 6578.178 0.25
Kuala Lumpur 1834.93 1833.02 0.10