ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
21 July 2015
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 2.07 points or 0.06% lower to 3371.41, taking the year-to-date performance to +0.19%.
The top active stocks today were Singtel, which gained 0.69%, DBS, which gained 0.28%, Global Logistic, which gained 1.18%, OCBC Bank, which declined 0.39% and UOB, with a 0.09% advance.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.27%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.28%.
The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which rose 2.28%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Midas Holdings and NSL- ended 6.15% higher and unchanged respectively.
The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Consumer Services Index, which slipped 0.85%. Jardine Cycle & Carriage shares declined 1.92% and Singapore Airlines declined 0.26%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
DBXT DBCBDJUBSCI ETF (unchanged)
SPDR Gold Shares (-0.72%)
DBXT MSCI China TRN ETF (+0.21%)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
CapitaLand Mall Trust (+1.40%)
CapitaLand Commercial Trust (-0.67%)
Ascendas REIT (-0.81%)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
OCBC Bk MBeCW151201 (unchanged)
DBS MB eCW151001 (+2.22%)
KepCorp MBeCW160104A (-2.22%)
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,371.41 -2.07 3,373.48 +20.03
Volume: 3,225.9M 1,892.3M
Value: $984.5M $1,083.9M
Gainers/Losers: 257/205 286/172
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
21 July 2015
The FBM KLCI index gained 12.06 points or 0.70% on Tuesday. The Finance Index increased 0.37% to 15581.19 points, the Properties Index up 0.20% to 1210.28 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.61% to 7540.51 points. The market traded within a range of 13.58 points between an intra-day high of 1736.19 and a low of 1722.61 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include APFT, AAX, HOVID, PRIVA, NEXGRAM, HIS-HD, AIRASIA, CENTURY, IDMENSN and BINTAI. Trading volume increased to 1656.37 mil shares worth RM1510.44 mil as compared to Monday’s 1522.64 mil shares worth RM1551.13 mil.
Leading Movers were PETCHEM (+18 sen to RM6.60), ASTRO (+8 sen to RM3.03), MISC (+18 sen to RM8.08), HLFG (+34 sen to RM15.80) and GENTING (+18 sen to RM8.42). Lagging Movers were AMMB (-5 sen to RM5.78) and WPRTS (-2 sen to RM4.22). Market breadth was positive with 555 gainers as compared to 261 losers.
The KLCI jumped to 1736.19 points at closing bell following a last minute spike amid gains in regional markets. Market breadth was positive as investors sentiment was supported by the diminishing external uncertainties.
As of 21 July 2015 Unit: M.Baht Unit: M.Bah
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 3,497.31 5,166.94 -1,669.63
Proprietary 4,251.22 4,180.73 70.49
Foreign 8,330.60 8,683.78 -353.18
Individual 24,170.30 22,217.98 1,952.32
Total Trading Value 40,249.43 M.Baht
Vietnam index falls 0.6 pct, volume above 1-mnth low
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index .VNI ended down 0.63 percent on Tuesday as investors sold stocks, including several big caps, while volume hit the lowest level in more than a month.
PetroVietnam Gas GAS.HM , the country's second-biggest firm by market value, dropped 1.67 percent after the company said its revenues and gross profit this year are expected to fall short of annual targets due to low oil price.
Top insurer BaoViet Holdings BVH.HM fell 6.56 percent on profit taking, after having gained 51.2 percent in the first half of this month against June 30, Thomson Reuters data shows.
Volumes were 100.7 million shares, the lowest level since June 18.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index .VNI at the close
VN Index 616.61
PREV. CLOSE 620.54
% CHANGE -0.63%
SE Asia Stocks - Philippines up amid inflows; Thai at 14-month low
Southeast Asian stock markets ended mixed on Tuesday, with the Philippines touching a near one-month high amid inflows into select large-caps, while the Thai benchmark hit a near 14-month low with banks and contractors leading the declines.
The Philippine composite index .PSI climbed 1.2 percent to its highest close since June 24. SM Prime Holdings SMPH.PS rose 1.9 percent and JG Summit Holdings JGS.PS gained 2.7 percent, helped by foreign-investor buying.
The Philippine bourse said it got net foreign inflows of 662 million peso ($14.7 million) on the day.
The Thai SET index .SETI shed 1.3 percent, its sixth straight day of decline. The index ended at its lowest close since June 2, 2014.
Lender Kasikornbank KBANK.BK was the most actively traded and dropped 3.5 percent partly due to short-selling, while builder Italian Thai Development ITD.BK plunged 6.8 percent on
concerns over possible delays in government construction projects.
Singapore's key index .FTSTI erased early gains and finished slightly lower, while Malaysia .KLSE hit its highest close since June 8. Vietnam .VNI fell for a second successive day to a more than two-week low.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS was up 0.4 percent, while gold prices steadied after plunging in recent sessions.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Prev Close Pct Move
Singapore 3371.41 3373.48 -0.06
Kuala Lumpur 1736.19 1724.13 +0.70
Bangkok 1447.44 1466.71 -1.31
Manila 7627.96 7541.17 +1.15
Ho Chi Minh 616.61 620.54 -0.63