ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
09 January 2015
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended -6.67 points lower or -0.20% to 3338.44, taking the year-to-date performance to -0.79%.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained +0.13% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index gained +0.13%. The top active stocks were UOB (-2.66%), DBS (+0.25%), OCBC Bank (-0.76%), SingTel (-1.27%) and Keppel Corp (-1.18%).
The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Health Care Index (+1.52%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Health Care Index are Raffles Medical Group (+0.78%) and Biosensors International Group (+3.23%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Telecommunications Index, which declined -1.13% with SingTel’s share price declining -1.27% and StarHub’s share price declining -0.24%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the SPDR Gold Shares (+0.41%), DBXT MSCI Asia Ex Japan ETF (-6.88%), IS MSCI India (+1.92%).
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were CapitaMall Trust (+1.48%), Ascendas REIT (+1.25%), CapitaCom Trust (+0.85%).
The most active index warrants by value today were HSI24200MBeCW150226 (+4.10%), HSI24000MBeCW150129 (+14.09%), HSI23400MBePW150226 (-7.90%).
The most active stock warrants by value today were DBS MB eCW150602 (-0.90%), KepCorp MBeCW150602 (-8.70%), OCBC Bk MBeCW150803 (unchanged).
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,338.44 -6.67 3,345.11 +46.75
Volume: 1,335.8M 1,405M
Value: $1,254.1M $1,154M
Gainers/Losers: 199/193 254/131
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
09 Jan 2015
The FBM KLCI index gained 4.38 points or 0.25% on Friday. The Finance Index fell 0.13% to 15180.13 points, the Properties Index up 0.96% to 1268.09 points and the Plantation Index down 0.47% to 7798.03 points. The market traded within a range of 12.73 points between an intra-day high of 1738.54 and a low of 1725.81 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include HUBLINE, IFCAMSC, TDEX-WA, TDEX, ASIABIO-WA, HIS-H4, ARMADA, IFCAMSC-WA, SUMATEC and IRIS. Trading volume increased to 1717.65 mil shares worth RM1809.34 mil as compared to Thursday’s 1603.76 mil shares worth RM1837.32 mil.
Leading Movers were SKPETRO (+8 sen to RM2.42), PPB (+46 sen to RM14.26), PETCHEM (+16 sen to RM5.06), IHH (+10 sen to RM4.87) and RHBCAP (+15 sen to RM7.66). Lagging Movers were KLK (-64 sen to RM22.16), ASTRO (-5 sen to RM2.97), GENTING (-11 sen to RM8.64), MAYBANK (-9 sen to RM8.61) and PETGAS (-12 sen to RM21.72). Market breadth was positive with 424 gainers as compared to 342 losers.
The KLCI rose 4.38 points to 1732.44 on the last trading day of the week, boosted by surge in overnight US market as oil steadied, hopes for continued improvement in the U.S economy and signs of a strengthening labour market. The performance of our benchmark index was supported by buying in selected heavyweight counters, led by SapuraKencana.
Date As of: 09 January 2015
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 47,600 32,295,300 215
Stock 8,444,620,412 7,403,327,709,713 237,174
Right 1,307,400 1,307,400 11
Warrant 111,190,375 5,292,801,950 2,429
Total 8,557,165,787 7,408,654,114,363 239,829
As of 9 January 2015 Unit: M.Baht
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 4,574.18 2,444.94 2,129.23
Proprietary 3,818.93 4,035.09 -216.16
Foreign 10,707.83 11,577.90 -870.06
Individual 30,416.20 31,459.20 -1,043.01
Total Trading Value 49,517.13 M.Baht
Vietnam index ends at 1-month high; banks lead gains
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index climbed 2.94 percent to close at its highest in a month, led by the all-gain banking sector and PetroVietNam Gas , the country's top firm by market value.
PetroVietNam shares jumped 6.47 percent to their highest close since Dec. 10 after the company said it would buy back 10 million shares at as much as 100,000 dong ($5) each in the first quarter of 2015.
Hanoi-based Vietcombank , Vietnam's top lender by market value, advanced 6.65 percent in strong buying from both the domestic and foreign investors on expectations of positive results and talk about the lender buying out a smaller local bank, analysts said.
Strong buying in most blue-chips spread positive sentiment across the market, while analysts expected some adjustments early next week before further gains boosting the index to as high as 580 points, led by banking, energy and property shares.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index at the close
VN Index 569.73
PREV. CLOSE 553.47
% CHANGE 2.94%
SE Asia Stocks - Philippines hits record close in strong week
The Philippine main index hit a record close on Friday as foreign inflows lifted selected large-caps, while most other markets in Southeast Asia extended
gains in line with broader Asia ahead of U.S. jobs data.
The Philippine composite index finished up 0.48 percent at 7,402.72, topping the previous all-time peak closing level of 7,392.20 touched on May 15.
It was up 2.4 percent on the week, a third consecutive weekly rise.
Among the actively traded, shares of Metropolitan Bank & Trust rose 1.6 percent, while SM Investment climbed 1.3 percent. Foreign investors led the buying, stock exchange data showed.
Southeast Asia ended the week mixed, with Vietnam up 4.4 percent, a third straight week of gains, while Thai shares climbed 2.1 percent, the first gain in five weeks.
Singapore , Malaysia and Indonesia posted weekly losses of 1 percent, 1.2 percent and 0.5 percent, respectively.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Prev Close Pct Move
Singapore 3338.44 3345.11 -0.20
Kuala Lumpur 1732.44 1728.06 +0.25
Bangkok 1529.42 1521.62 +0.51
Jakarta 5216.67 5211.83 +0.09
Manila 7402.72 7367.63 +0.48
Ho Chi Minh 569.73 553.47 +2.94