ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
19 February 2014
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended +18.01 points higher or +0.59% to 3088.79, taking the year-to-date performance to -2.40%.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained +0.13% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index gained +0.12%. The top active stocks were SingTel (+0.28%), GLP (+1.04%), DBS (+0.06%), GoldenAgri (+3.77%) and UOB (+0.83%).
The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Consumer Goods Index (+2.11%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Consumer Goods Index are Wilmar International (+1.85%) and Thai Beverage (+0.94%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which declined -2.25% with Raffles Medical Group ’s share price declining -2.13% and Biosensors International Group’s share price declining -2.51%.The FTSE ST Basic Materials Index declined -1.83%. The FTSE ST Financials Index gained +0.40%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the Lyxor ETF Asia Ex (+1.81%), IS MSCI India (+0.69%), DBXT FTSE Vietnam ETF 10 (+1.60%).
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were CapitaCommercial Trust (+0.71%), CapitaMall Trust (+0.82%), Ascendas REIT (unchanged).
The most active index warrants by value today were HSI22800MBeCW140328 (-1.25%), HSI22400MBePW140328 (-6.25%), HSI22000MBeCW140328 (+3.15%).
The most active stock warrants by value today were KepCorp MBeCW140603 (-2.40%), DBS MB eCW140604 (+2.80%), DBS MB eCW140502 (+3.03%).
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,088.79 +18.01 3,070.78 +1.5
Volume: 2,109.3M 2,993.4M
Value: $1,102.1M $915.4M
Gainers/Losers: 218/190 267/150
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
19 Feb 2014
The FBM KLCI index gained 4.21 points or 0.23% on Wednesday. The Finance Index increased 0.10% to 16571.1 points, the Properties Index up 0.54% to 1306.22 points and the Plantation Index rose 2.65% to 8811.56 points. The market traded within a range of 8.86 points between an intra-day high of 1829.45 and a low of 1820.59 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include MAS, MINETEC, HUBLINE, KNM-WA, MARCO-WA, MARCO, SONA-WA, KNM, THHEAVY and KBUNAI-WC. Trading volume increased to 3280.26 mil shares worth RM2391.74 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 2860.11 mil shares worth RM2307.78 mil.
Leading Movers were IOICORP (+25 sen to RM4.60), KLK (+90 sen to RM24.50), PETGAS (+30 sen to RM23.50), IOIPG (+6 sen to RM2.66) and ASTRO (+5 sen to RM3.05). Lagging Movers were TENAGA (-6 sen to RM12.10), SKPETRO (-5 sen to RM4.35), PBBANK (-4 sen to RM19.10), PPB (-18 sen to RM15.82) and RHBCAP (-13 sen to RM7.70). Market breadth was positive with 509 gainers as compared to 344 losers.
The KLCI finished higher at 1829.45 points today, lifted by plantation heavyweights IOI Corp and KLK, which raked up strong gains as crude palm oil futures surged to the highest since September 2012.
Date As of: 19 February 2014
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 31,500 14,092,500 75
Stock 5,203,304,357 7,051,658,740,414 248,476
Right 00 00 00
Warrant 105,340,958 8,405,036,175 2,632
Total 5,308,676,815 7,060,077,869,089 251,183
As of 19 February 2014 Unit: M.Baht
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 3,739.40 4,442.59 -703.20
Proprietary 3,674.18 3,552.69 121.48
Foreign 7,420.98 8,186.30 -765.32
Individual 15,958.76 14,611.73 1,347.04
Total Trading Value 30,793.32 M.Baht
Vietnam index ends up 0.6 pct, property leads
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index climbed 0.62 percent to close at 578.12 points on Wednesday, with small- and mid-cap stocks attracting most
investments, especially in the real estate sector.
Nearly all property shares advanced, with Vingroup gaining 0.6 percent and HAGL Co <HAG.HM> rising 1.16 percent.
Tan Tao Investment and Industry Corp closed up 1.28 percent to its one-year high of 7,900 dong ($0.37) as the most traded stock on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange, Reuters data showed.
Investors bought small- and mid-cap stocks after taking profit from most big shares, keeping money within the market, said analyst Le Dac An at Tan Viet Securities.
"But the current money inflow into the market is short-term and unstable, so the index could fall next week when investments are withdrawn from shares," An said.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index at the close
VN Index 578.12
PREV. CLOSE 574.56
% CHANGE 0.62%
SE Asia Stocks-Thailand falls for second day; Philippines up on inflows
Thai shares fell for a second session on Wednesday, with politically-sensitive stocks such as SC Asset Corporation under selling pressure amid
escalating anti-government protests while inflows sent Philippine shares to three-month highs.
Thai SET index ended down 0.4 percent after Tuesday's 0.5 percent loss as protestors escalated their rally a day after five people were killed in gunbattles in Bangkok while a Thai court ruled late on Wednesday to keep an emergency decree in Bangkok.
Shares of SC Asset shed 3.6 percent and Advanced Info Service slid nearly 1 percent after the leader of anti-government protesters in Bangkok said they would target assets linked to the family of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
Thai analysts said the prolonged political problems and slowing domestic economy could result in weaker corporate earnings growth of 8-15 percent this year, according to a survey conducted by the Securities Analysts Association.
The Philippine index ended up 1.6 percent at 6,294.62, the highest since Nov. 18. Ayala Land shares jumped 5.3 percent, the second biggest percentage gainer on the index, following its release of strong 2013 earnings this week.
Foreign investors bought a net 1.08 billion peso ($24.22 million) on the day, taking their net buying in the month to about $53 million. Philippine shares have risen 6.9 percent so far this year, among Asia's outperformers.
Stocks in Singapore , Malaysia , Indonesia and Vietnam rose in line with broader Asia, with MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan trading 0.24 percent higher.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Prev Close Pct Move
TR SE Asia Index* 395.29 393.25 +0.52
Singapore 3088.79 3070.28 +0.59
Kuala Lumpur 1829.45 1825.24 +0.23
Bangkok 1321.00 1326.21 -0.39
Jakarta 4592.65 4556.19 +0.80
Manila 6294.62 6193.97 +1.62
Ho Chi Minh 578.12 574.56 +0.62