ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
17 January 2018
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 8.3 points or 0.23% lower to 3541.91, taking the year-to-date performance to +4.08%. For longer term observations please go to sgx.com/research.
The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 1.13%, Singtel, which declined 0.55%, OCBC Bank, which declined 0.23%, ThaiBev, which declined 2.13% and UOB, with a 0.46% fall.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.30%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.23%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
SPDR Gold Shares (-0.13%)
Lion-Phillip S-REIT (-0.09%)
DBXT S&P/Asx 200 ETF (+1.31%)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
CapitaLand Mall Trust (+0.98%)
Ascendas REIT (+0.36%)
Suntec REIT (+0.92%)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
DBS MB eCW180416 (-13.49%)
UOB MB eCW180412 (-1.19%)
KepCorp MBeCW180910 (-4.39%)
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,541.91 -8.3 3,550.21 +13.8
Volume: 2,118.9M 2,118.7M
Value: $1,415.9M $1,116.8M
Gainers/Losers: 198/256 272/182
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
17 January 2018
The FBM KLCI index gained 2.60 points or 0.14% on Wednesday. The Finance Index increased 0.32% to 17246.2 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.69% to 1224.35 points and the Plantation Index down 0.25% to 8075.23 points. The market traded within a range of 7.09 points between an intra-day high of 1828.63 and a low of 1821.54 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include NETX, SUMATEC, XINGHE, PERISAI, UMWOG, XINGHE-WA, GLOTEC, PUC, SAPNRG and PA-WB. Trading volume decreased to 4970.90 mil shares worth RM2790.92 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 6526.27 mil shares worth RM3371.13 mil.
Leading Movers were HLBANK (+58 sen to RM17.80), TM (+11 sen to RM6.11), GENM (+8 sen to RM5.57), GENTING (+13 sen to RM9.61) and RHBBANK (+7 sen to RM5.25). Lagging Movers were PETGAS (-42 sen to RM17.94), PMETAL (-12 sen to RM5.63), ASTRO (-5 sen to RM2.63), AMMB (-5 sen to RM4.75) and KLCC (-5 sen to RM7.90). Market breadth was negative with 321 gainers as compared to 678 losers.
The KLCI inched up to 1828.63 despite overnight retreat in US market. Market sentiment remained muted as lack of fresh lead.
Date As of: 17 January 2018
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 599,200 116,632,300 55
Stock 11,534,188,676 10,129,600,283,990 446,986
Right 2,736,598,184 5,548,785,332 993
Warrant 499,299,000 103,381,047,900 2,697
Total 14,770,685,060 10,238,646,749,522 450,731
As of 17 January 2018 Unit: M.Baht
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 6,554.92 9,305.33 -2,750.41
Proprietary 9,643.42 10,028.16 -384.74
Foreign 26,442.02 24,220.88 2,221.14
Individual 32,576.55 31,662.54 914.01
Total Trading Value 75,216.91 M.Baht
SE Asia Stocks-Vietnam slides; Indonesia marks new closing high
Vietnamese stocks posted their biggest loss in well over a year on Wednesday and Indonesia marked a new closing high for a second session while others in the region were largely muted.
Earlier in the day, Asian equities retreated from record highs as the region's resource shares were pummelled by falling oil and commodity prices.
"The minor decline in Wall Street has spurred some selling pressure in regional markets," said Manny Cruz, an analyst at Asiasec Equities Inc.
The Vietnam index .VNI ended 2.7 percent lower, its biggest fall since November 2016, as investors locked in gains following weak oil prices.
Oil and gas shares have been leading the market recently, but after Brent fell overnight, investors decided to take profits before any other risks arose, said Nyugen The Minh, a research manager at Viet Capital Securities.
A high level of margin trading in blue-chips also triggered strong selling, Minh added.
Energy and utilities led the fall, with PetroVietnam Gas GAS.HM down 3.5 percent while Vietnam National Petroleum PLX.HM slumped 5.3 percent.
Vietnam's biggest corruption trial for years drew to a close as former PetroVietnam executives on trial used their final statement in court to apologise to the ruling Communist Party, media said.
Singapore .STI closed 0.2 percent lower, dragged by top lenders United Overseas Bank UOBH.SI and DBS Group DBSM.SI , down 0.5 percent and 1.1 percent, respectively.
The Philippine index .PSI snapped a three-session gaining streak as financials and real estate fell. Metropolitan Bank and Trust MBT.PS was the biggest loser, falling nearly 8 percent.
Among the gainers, Indonesia .JKSE rose 0.2 percent to 6,444.51, buoyed by utility and material stocks.
Perusahaan Gas Negara PGAS.JK soared 25.5 percent to notch a six-month high while cement maker Semen Indonesia SMGR.JK
added 7.3 percent to close at levels not seen since August 2016.
Thai shares .SETI closed 0.4 percent higher on gains in real estate and energy stocks.
Oil and gas firm PTT PCL PTT.BK ended 0.4 percent firmer while Land and Houses PCL LH.BK gained 7.2 percent.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Previous Pct Move
Singapore 3541.91 3550.21 -0.23
Bangkok 1828.88 1821.83 0.39
Manila 8848.99 8865.13 -0.18
Jakarta 6444.51 6429.69 0.23
Kuala Lumpur 1828.63 1826.03 0.14
Ho Chi Minh 1034.69 1062.96 -2.66