ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
20 July 2015
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 20.03 points or 0.6% higher to 3373.48, taking the year-to-date performance to +0.25%.
The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 0.05%, Singtel, which gained 0.69%, Global Logistic, which gained 2.00%, OCBC Bank, which gained 0.68% and SGX, with a 1.92% advance.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.27%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.94%.
The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Consumer Services Index, which rose 1.46%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Jardine Cycle & Carriage and Singapore Airlines- ended 0.10% lower and 3.81% higher respectively.
The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which slipped 0.20%. Keppel Corp shares declined 0.12% and Sembcorp Industries remained unchanged.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
ABF Spore Bond Index Fund ETF (-0.35%)
CIMB S&P Asia Pac Dividend S$ (unchanged)
CIMB S&P Asia Pacific Dividend (+1.68%)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
CapitaLand Mall Trust (unchanged)
Ascendas REIT (+1.65%)
CapitaLand Commercial Trust (-0.33%)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
OCBC Bk MBeCW151201 (+4.00%)
KepCorp MBeCW160104A (-1.10%)
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,373.48 +20.03 3,353.45 +14.59
Volume: 1,892.3M 1,136.3M
Value: $1,083.9M $918.6M
Gainers/Losers: 286/172 235/145
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
20 July 2015
The FBM KLCI index lost 2.60 points or 0.15% on Monday. The Finance Index fell 0.05% to 15524.41 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.19% to 1207.83 points and the Plantation Index down 0.13% to 7495.05 points. The market traded within a range of 15.73 points between an intra-day high of 1735.75 and a low of 1720.02 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include AIRASIA, FRONTKN, APFT, SYF, JCY, IRIS, CHINA50-H2, PERWAJA, LCTH and JAKS. Trading volume stood at 1522.64 mil shares worth RM1551.13 mil.Leading Movers were HLBANK (+14 sen to RM13.58), WPRTS (+3 sen to RM4.24), PETGAS (+12 sen to RM21.46), GENM (+2 sen to RM4.25) and SKPETRO (+1 sen to RM2.38). Lagging Movers were ASTRO (-9 sen to RM2.95), HLFG (-36 sen to RM15.46), MISC (-14 sen to RM7.90), RHBCAP (-12 sen to RM7.49) and BAT (-90 sen to RM65.70). Market breadth was positive with 452 gainers as compared to 319 losers.
The KLCI ended lower at 1724.13 points. Trading sentiment was muted amid absence of fresh positive leads. The performance of our local bourse was in line with most of our regional peers.
As of 20 July 2015 Unit: M.Baht
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 1,383.94 2,353.33 -969.39
Proprietary 2,168.85 2,289.24 -120.39
Foreign 6,180.58 6,197.00 -16.42
Individual 15,513.19 14,406.99 1,106.20
Total Trading Value 25,246.56 M.Baht
Vietnam index drops 1.3 pct, most big caps lose
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index .VNI ended down 1.29 percent on Monday with most blue-chip shares losing, due partly to the decline of energy stocks following a change in state oil and gas group PetroVietnam's management.
Petrovietnam Gas GAS.HM , the country's second-biggest firm by market value fell 3.23 percent to close at 60,000 dong ($2.75) per share, the lowest since May 18. Other energy shares also ended down.
GAS stocks lost after the government relieved the chairman of state oil and gas group PetroVietnam, the parent firm, from his post to move him to the Industry and Trade Ministry, the government's news website said.
Most banking shares dropped including Hanoi-based Vietcombank VCB.HM , the country's top firm by market value, that declined 3.14 percent and lender BIDV BID.HM with a 1.57-percent loss.
VietinBank CTG.HM bucked the trend to rise 1.83 percent and steel producer Hoa Phat Group HPG.HM ended up 0.99 percent after the firm said its first-half net profit rose 1.6 percent from a year earlier to 1.9 trillion dong ($87.08 million).
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index .VNI at the close .
VN Index 620.54
PREV. CLOSE 628.63
% CHANGE -1.29%
SE Asia Stocks - Malaysia retreats; Philippines snaps gains on outflows
Most Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Monday, with the Malaysian benchmark drifting into negative territory and the Philippine index ending a six-session rising streak, amid foreign-led selling as expectations of a hike in U.S. interest rates kept markets edgy.
The Kuala Lumpur composite index .KLSE , which climbed at one point to its highest since July 3, ended the day down 0.2 percent. The Malaysian bourse said it recorded a net foreign selling worth 121 million ringgit ($31.80 million).
The Philippine index .PSI shed 1 percent on Monday after six sessions of gains through Thursday. Foreign investors sold a net 848 million peso ($18.71 million).
The Philippine market was closed on Friday for Eid al-Fitr celebrations.
Stocks in Thailand .SETI extended their slides for a fifth straight session. Shares of Siam Commercial Bank SCB.BK fell 0.7 percent ahead of the company's financial results for the April-June quarter after market hours.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said last week the U.S. central bank remains on track to raise interest rates this year.
Bucking the trend, Singapore .FTSTI rose 0.6 percent after a holiday on Friday. Gains came amid pent-up demand and rotational interests among penny caps, broker NRA Capital said in a report.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Prev Close Pct Move
Singapore 3373.48 3353.45 +0.60
Kuala Lumpur 1724.13 1726.73 -0.15
Bangkok 1466.71 1479.31 -0.85
Manila 7541.17 7617.13 -1.00
Ho Chi Minh 620.54 628.63 -1.29