ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
16 July 2015
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 14.59 points or 0.44% higher to 3353.45, taking the year-to-date performance to -0.35%.
The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 0.85%, Singtel, which gained 0.70%, OCBC Bank, which gained 1.28%, UOB, which gained 0.30% and SGX, with a 2.08% advance.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.40%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.54%.
The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which rose 2.69%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Raffles Medical Group and Tianjin Zhongxin Pharmaceutical Group Corporation- ended 4.93% higher and 5.26% higher respectively.
The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Technology Index, which slipped 1.79%. Silverlake Axis shares declined 2.86% and STATS ChipPAC remained unchanged.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
IS MSCI India (+1.19%)
DBXT MSCI Asia Ex Japan ETF (unchanged)
SPDR Gold Shares (-0.86%)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
Ascendas REIT (-1.22%)
CapitaLand Mall Trust (unchanged)
CapitaLand Commercial Trust (-0.33%)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
SGX MB eCW160105 (+5.52%)
UOB MB eCW151001 (+4.21%)
OCBC Bk MBeCW151201 (+9.65%)
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,353.45 +14.59 3,338.86 +22.36
Volume: 1,136.3M 1,243.4M
Value: $918.6M $860.1M
Gainers/Losers: 235/144 231/209
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
16 July 2015
The FBM KLCI index lost 0.53 points or 0.03% on Thursday. The Finance Index increased 0.21% to 15532.5 points, the Properties Index up 0.25% to 1210.16 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.22% to 7504.46 points. The market traded within a range of 6.80 points between an intra-day high of 1727.50 and a low of 1720.70 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include PERWAJA, FRONTKN, CHINA50-C5, CHINA50-H2, KINSTEL, APFT, CHINA50-H1, JAKS, PERWAJA-WA and HSI-HD. Trading volume stood at 841.03 mil shares worth RM1034.92 mil.Leading Movers were CIMB (+13 sen to RM5.48), ASTRO (+7 sen to RM3.04), BAT (+126 sen to RM66.60), RHBCAP (+11 sen to RM7.61) and KLK (+24 sen to RM23.00). Lagging Movers were WPRTS (-22 sen to RM4.21), PPB (-38 sen to RM15.04), TENAGA (-30 sen to RM12.36), KLCC (-6 sen to RM7.00) and AMMB (-4 sen to RM5.88). Market breadth was negative with 314 gainers as compared to 330 losers.
The KLCI traded sideways before ended marginally lower at 1726.73 points ahead of the extended weekend. The benchmark index was mainly dragged down by losses in Tenaga and Westports Holdings. Meanwhile, most Asian stocks climbed after the Greek parliament approved a bailout plan.
Date As of: Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 52,700 26,962,100 19
Stock 3,574,085,333 3,865,395,374,767 179,814
Right 00 00 00
Warrant 3,874,400 393,407,700 884
Total 3,578,012,433 3,865,815,744,567 180,717
As of 16 July 2015 Unit: M.Baht
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 3,607.76 4,185.61 -577.85
Proprietary 3,663.19 4,277.42 -614.23
Foreign 8,265.57 8,379.55 -113.98
Individual 25,486.22 24,180.17 1,306.05
Total Trading Value 41,022.75 M.Baht
Vietnam index falls 0.6 pct, volumes drop
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index .VNI fell for a second straight session on Thursday as investors extended selling blue chips to book profits after recent gains, but in a slower pace.
The index ended down 0.63 percent at 626.9, with volumes dropping 6.4 percent from Wednesday to 132.74 million shares, after a three-day winning streak that ended on July 14.
Petrovietnam Gas GAS.HM and leading dairy product maker Vinamilk VNM.HM , the country's second and third largest firms by market value, lost ground while Vietcombank VCB.HM , the biggest listed firm, ended unchanged.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index .VNI at the close
VN Index 626.90
PREV. CLOSE 630.89
% CHANGE -0.63%
SE Asia Stocks-S'pore, Philippines up; Malaysia nearly flat ahead of holiday
Shares in Singapore and the Philippines rose, while Malaysia erased gains on Thursday ahead of a market holiday, with investors selectively picking stocks in a reporting season.
Singapore's Straits Times Index .FTSTI was up 0.4 percent on the day and 2.2 percent on the week, while Philippine main index .PSI ended up 0.8 percent, taking its weekly gain to about 3 percent, both were among the region's outperformers.
Shares of Singapore-listed DBS Group Holdings DBSM.SI were among top percentage gainers after an upbeat second-quarter earnings forecast by a brokerage.
Malaysia .KLSE , which traded half day, finished virtually flat, closing the week 0.65 percent higher.
Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines will be closed on Friday for Eid al-Fitr holiday. Indonesia was shut on Thursday through July 21 for the Eid al-Fitr celebrations.
Indexes in Thailand .SETI and Vietnam .VNI both fell as a public holiday in the region capped risk appetite.
Thai banks .SETI extended their declines for a third straight day, with shares of Kasikornbank KBANK.BK and Siam Commercial Bank SCB.BK among losers.
Banks are reporting quarterly earnings from this week amid concerns over high loan loss provisions in the quarter in the wake of economic slowdown.
Most Asian shares edged up on Thursday after Greece approved a bailout plan and brought mild relief, while the dollar stood tall as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reinforced
expectations for a U.S. rate hike.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Prev Close Pct Move
Singapore 3353.45 3338.86 +0.44
Kuala Lumpur 1726.73 1727.26 -0.03
Bangkok 1481.26 1486.74 -0.37
Manila 7617.13 7559.04 +0.77
Ho Chi Minh 626.90 630.89 -0.63