ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
21 January 2016
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 27.07 points or 1.06% lower to 2532.7, taking the year-to-date performance to -12.14%.
The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 2.27%, SingTel, which declined 0.88%, UOB, which gained 0.24%, OCBC Bank, which declined 1.18% and CapitaLand, with a 0.67% fall.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 1.07%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.90%.
The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which rose 2.15%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Midas Holdings and Geo Energy Resources- ended 2.00% higher and 1.60% higher respectively.
The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Utilities Index, which slipped 4.09%. Keppel Infrastructure Trust shares declined 2.11% and SIIC Environment Holdings declined 7.58%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
Spdr Gold Shares (+0.33%)
Sti Etf (-0.76%)
Is Msci India 100 (+0.50%)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
Gld Us$ (+0.33%)
Sti Etf (-0.76%)
Is Ms India Us$ (+0.50%)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
KepCorp MBeCW161101 (-3.70%)
DBS MB eCW160711 (-12.15%)
UOB MB eCW160705 (+2.74%)
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 2,532.7 -27.07 2,559.77 -78.7
Volume: 1,159.8M 1,086.2M
Value: $1,388.2M $1,217.7M
Gainers/Losers: 127/288 79/355
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
21 January 2016
The FBM KLCI index lost 17.91 points or 1.11% on Thursday. The Finance Index fell 1.39% to 13381.9 points, the Properties Index dropped 1.83% to 1105.68 points and the Plantation Index down 0.34% to 7427.66 points. The market traded within a range of 17.14 points between an intra-day high of 1618.06 and a low of 1600.92 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include FBMKLCI-H25, TIGER, BJCORP, GCB-WA, INSTACO, HUBLINE-WB, FBMKLCI-HK, XDL, MAXWELL-WA and BJCORP-CY. Trading volume increased to 2517.72 mil shares worth RM2119.34 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 2345.93 mil shares worth RM2095.10 mil.
Leading Movers were ASTRO (+2 sen to RM2.52), IOICORP (+3 sen to RM4.33), PPB (+4 sen to RM15.62), AXIATA (+0 sen to RM6.14) and PETDAG (+0 sen to RM23.80). Lagging Movers were SKPETRO (-9 sen to RM1.53), HLFG (-56 sen to RM12.72), WPRTS (-13 sen to RM3.80), RHBCAP (-14 sen to RM5.08) and BAT (-146 sen to RM54.50). Market breadth was negative with 165 gainers as compared to 846 losers.
The KLCI plunged and closed lower at 1600.92 points amid overnight losses in US market. Market sentiment was bearish as the instability in crude oil prices kept investors wary.
Date As of: 21 January 2016
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 52,700 28,023,400 24
Stock 3,630,549,528 5,083,576,230,995 245,060
Warrant 234,199,482 2,359,685,125 1,028
Total 3,864,801,710 5,085,963,939,520 246,112
As of 21 January 2016 Unit: M.Baht
Type Buy Sell Net
Proprietary 6,038.45 4,865.94 1,172.51
Foreign 10,616.60 11,122.87 -506.27
Individual 22,122.17 20,420.10 1,702.07
Total Trading Value 41,498.67 M.Baht
Vietnam index falls 1.4 pct on concerns over oil prices
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index .VNI ended 1.4 percent lower on Thursday, dragged down by falls in most shares as low oil prices kept investors wary.
Oil prices succumbed to concerns of a supply overhang, erasing modest early gains as analysts said a persistent global surplus of crude would keep pressuring the market.
Energy stocks fell with PetroVietnam Gas GAS.HM down 2.28 percent and PetroVietnam Drilling & Well Service Corp PVD.HM lower 5.67 percent.
Lender BIDV BID.HM plunged 6.51 percent on worries over its loans to property group HAGL HAG.HM , whose financial solvency has been a matter of concern to investors. HAGL shares dropped 6.67 percent to a record low of 8,400 dong ($0.3753).
Analysts expect the index to decline further to 500 points due to a lack of supportive news, while investors keep an eye on the ongoing Party Congress.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index .VNI at the close
VN Index 521.88
PREV. CLOSE 529.44
% CHANGE -1.43%
SE Asia Stocks-Fall on oil woes; Philippines sees worst drop in almost 2 weeks
Southeast Asian stocks fell on Thursday as a drop in oil prices towards 12-year lows unnerved investors, taking losses in the Philippines to the worst in almost two weeks while Malaysia hit a more-than-four-month low ahead of a rate decision.
The Philippine main index .PSI finished down 2.8 percent, the biggest single-day decline since Jan. 11. The index slipped into the oversold zone, with the 14-day Relative Strength Index below 30, similar to its peers in Singapore .STI and Vietnam .VNI .
Stocks in Malaysia .KLSE fell 1 percent to the lowest close since Sept. 8. The central bank, after market hours, said it kept the benchmark interest rate unchanged at 3.25 percent, as expected.
Among losers in the region, shares of Keppel Corp KPLM.SI eased 0.6 percent ahead of results. After market close it reported a drop in revenue and net profit in the fourth quarter due to weak oil prices.
The region posted outflows on the day, with Malaysia seeing an eleventh day of foreign selling worth a net 264 million ringgit ($60.37 million), stock exchange data showed.
Foreign selling in the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia was relatively modest, worth a net 962 million peso ($20.10 million), 506.27 million baht ($13.96 million) and 110 billion rupiah ($7.91 million) respectively.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Previous Close Pct Move
Singapore 2532.7 2559.77 -1.06
Bangkok 1245.61 1248.98 -0.27
Manila 6084.28 6259.61 -2.80
Jakarta 4414.126 4427.985 -0.31
Kuala Lumpur 1600.92 1618.83 -1.11
Ho Chi Minh 521.88 529. -1.43