ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
18 February 2015
As of 12.30pm, the Straits Times Index (STI) ended +19.75 points higher or +0.58% to 3435.66, taking the year-to-date performance to +2.10%.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained +0.46% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index gained +0.22%. The top active stocks were SingTel (+0.94%), UOB (+0.09%), DBS (+0.31%), Noble (+1.91%) and Keppel Land (+0.44%).
The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index (+1.39%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Technology Index are Silverlake Axis (+1.58%) and STATS ChipPAC (+1.03%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Consumer Goods Index, which declined -0.63% with Wilmar International’s share price declining -0.60% and Thai Beverage’s share price unchanged.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the IS MSCI India (+0.63%), STI ETF (+0.59%), DBXT MSCI Philippines ETF (+0.50%).
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were Ascendas REIT (+1.65%), CapitaMall Trust (+2.87%), CapitaCom Trust (-0.56%).
The most active index warrants by value today were HSI25000MBeCW150330 (+0.94%), HSI24400MBePW150330 (-4.85%), HSI25000MBeCW150429 (+1.88%).
The most active stock warrants by value today were OCBC Bk MBeCW150803 (+7.34%), OCBC Bk MBeCW150413 (+17.02%), DBS MB eCW150420 (+5.36%).
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,435.66 +19.75 3,415.91 -11.25
Volume: 0M 955.1M
Value: $0M $935.8M
Gainers/Losers: 0/0 175/227
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
17 Feb 2015
The FBM KLCI index gained 1.20 points or 0.07% on Tuesday. The Finance Index increased 0.01% to 15997.92 points, the Properties Index up 0.23% to 1316.85 points and the Plantation Index down 0.90% to 8112.03 points. The market traded within a range of 6.38 points between an intra-day high of 1810.90 and a low of 1804.52 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include WINTONI, PERISAI, ASIABIO, RA-WA, RA-WA, SYSTECH, TEKSENG-WA, TIGER, KRONO and KNM. Trading volume decreased to 1667.75 mil shares worth RM1492.60 mil as compared to Monday’s 2063.43 mil shares worth RM2120.55 mil.
Leading Movers were PETDAG (+42 sen to RM18.60), MAXIS (+13 sen to RM7.15), PETGAS (+26 sen to RM22.38), TENAGA (+12 sen to RM14.14) and GENM (+2 sen to RM4.20). Lagging Movers were KLK (-34 sen to RM22.44), ASTRO (-6 sen to RM3.17), BAT (-80 sen to RM69.80), FGV (-3 sen to RM2.84) and MISC (-8 sen to RM7.69). Market breadth was negative with 349 gainers as compared to 381 losers.
The KLCI closed 1.20 points higher at 1810.09, lifted by gains in Petronas, Tenaga and telecommunication counters. However, market sentiment remained cautious after talks between the new Greek government and its creditors failed to reach agreement on adjustments to the terms of Greece's bailout.
Date As of: Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Description Volume Value Frequency
Total 12,511,540,155 18,082,268,322,940 241,513
ETF 30,800 16,692,800 121
Stock 12,501,417,855 18,081,440,293,740 240,947
Warrant 10,091,500 811,336,400 445
As of 11 Feb 2015 Unit: M.Baht
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 2,940.61 2,830.13 110.48
Proprietary 3,830.00 3,065.94 764.06
Foreign 5,631.02 6,130.72 -499.70
Individual 26,710.93 27,085.76 -374.84
Total Trading Value 39,112.55 M.Baht
SE Asia Stocks-Indonesia, Philippine hit record closing highs; Thai rebounds
BANGKOK, Feb 18 (Reuters) - The Indonesian stock index closed at a record high on Wednesday as banking shares rallied following an unexpected interest rate cut by the country's central bank, while Thai stocks rebounded with late bargain hunting taking the benchmark SET index above the key 1,600 level.
Jakarta composite index finished up 1 percent at 5,390.44, topping the record close of 5,374.16 hit on Feb. 13.
Shares of Bank Rakyat Indonesia jumped 4 percent and shares of Bank Mandiri advanced 1.9 percent, both closing at a record high. Lower interest rates were expected to boost loan growth and lift net interest margins for banks, brokers said.
Indonesia's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to 7.5 percent after market close on Tuesday.
The Thai index rose 1 percent to 1,603.14, recovering from a more than two-week closing low on Tuesday.
Cement shares, such as Siam Cement , were up on strong volumes as the government's infrastructure projects lured investors.
Public holidays in the region could keep investors on the sidelines, with the Thai stock market seen trading rangebound later in the week, brokers said.
Most other markets in Southeast Asia ended the day higher as hopes on Greece's debt negotiations lifted global sentiment. The Philippine main index notched up gains for a fifth day to a record closing high of 7,803.45.
Singapore and Malaysia , which traded for half a day, will remain closed through Friday for the Lunar New Year holidays.
Indonesia and the Philippines will be shut on Thursday, while Vietnam will remain closed through Feb. 23.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Prev Close Pct Move
Singapore 3435.66 3415.91 +0.58
Kuala Lumpur 1807.87 1810.09 -0.12
Bangkok 1603.14 1587.75 +0.97
Jakarta 5390.44 5337.50 +0.99
Manila 7803.45 7793.40 +0.13