ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
18 June 2015
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 25.49 points or 0.77% lower to 3300.42, taking the year-to-date performance to -1.92%.
The top active stocks today were Singtel, which closed unchanged, DBS, which declined 0.96%, OCBC Bank, which declined 0.99%, CapitaLand, which declined 0.30% and Ezion, with a 3.43% advance.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.01%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.12%.
The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Technology Index, which rose 1.81%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Silverlake Axis and STATS ChipPAC – ended 3.48% higher and 0.97% lower respectively.
The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which slipped 1.68%. Midas Holdings shares declined 1.45% and NSL remained unchanged.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
SPDR Gold Shares (+1.44%)
STI ETF (-0.59%)
IS MSCI India (+1.11%)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
CapitaLand Mall Trust (+0.48%)
Mapletree Gcc Tr (unchanged)
Mapletree Ind Tr (+0.64%)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
OCBC Bk MBeCW151201 (-11.11%)
KepCorp MBeCW151102 (-3.41%)
DBS MB eCW150915 (-13.64%)
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,300.42 -25.49 3,325.91 +27.82
Volume: 1,111.8M 1,383.1M
Value: $866.5M $1,266.4M
Gainers/Losers: 180/240 287/137
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
18 June 2015
The FBM KLCI index lost 8.74 points or 0.51% on Thursday. The Finance Index increased 0.07% to 15556.3 points, the Properties Index up 0.30% to 1227.78 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.10% to 7254.83 points. The market traded within a range of 13.08 points between an intra-day high of 1727.30 and a low of 1714.22 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include AIRASIA, BINTAI-WA, FRONTKN, AAX, MINETEC, TENAGA-C13, NEXGRAM, IFCAMSC, APFT and TENAGA. Trading volume decreased to 1445.78 mil shares worth RM1974.13 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 1475.32 mil shares worth RM1737.40 mil.
Leading Movers were KLCC (+15 sen to RM7.10), PPB (+30 sen to RM15.22), KLK (+30 sen to RM21.40), BAT (+80 sen to RM60.16) and IHH (+4 sen to RM5.70). Lagging Movers were MISC (-41 sen to RM7.89), TENAGA (-56 sen to RM12.60), GENTING (-21 sen to RM8.19), SKPETRO (-4 sen to RM2.47) and PETCHEM (-7 sen to RM6.00). Market breadth was positive with 380 gainers as compared to 369 losers.
The KLCI reversed yesterday gains and closed 8.74 points lower at 1718.12 points despite overnight gains in US markets. The performance of local bourse was bogged down by high selling pressure in Tenaga after news of Tenaga buying 1Malaysia Development Bhd’s 70% stake in Project 3B.
Date As of: Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 56,700 37,849,500 07
Stock 5,096,843,989 5,009,516,527,894 243,270
Warrant 8,133,913 420,410,134 671
Total 5,105,034,602 5,009,974,787,528 243,948
As of 18 June 2015 Unit: M.Baht Unit: M.Bah
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 4,742.61 6,677.58 -1,934.97
Proprietary 4,068.75 4,187.48 -118.73
Foreign 10,881.19 10,342.91 538.28
Individual 20,932.68 19,417.26 1,515.42
Total Trading Value 40,625.23 M.Baht
Vietnam index up 0.51 pct in low volume
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index rose 0.51 percent at the midday break on Thursday, boosted by a rally for some blue chips in low trade volume.
Hanoi-based Vietcombank , Vietnam's top bank by market value, increased 1.8 percent and lender BIDV advanced 0.47 percent. Petrovietnam Gas was up 0.79 percent.
The firm is a subsidiary of state oil and gas group PetroVietnam, which on Wednesday signed a deal to acquire the Vietnamese assets of U.S. oil major Chevron Corp , including a natural gas pipeline project.
Analysts and traders expect the index to gain further this week to around 585 points. Market volume was 52.7 million shares, compared to the five-day average of 155.7 million.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index at midday
VN Index 581.84
PREV. CLOSE 578.87
% CHANGE 0.51%
SE Asia Stocks-Indonesia ends nearly flat; cbank retains key rate
Indonesian stocks closed nearly flat on Thursday, with large-cap banks falling before the central bank's expected decision to keep its benchmark rate
unchanged, while the Philippine index rose for a third day to a near three-week closing high as domestic investors led buyers.
The key Jakarta composite index finished the day slightly lower after trading in a range through the session.
Shares of Bank Mandiri slid 1.5 percent and Bank Rakyat Indonesia fell 2.1 percent.
Bank Indonesia announced after market close that it kept its benchmark reference rate unchanged at 7.50 percent, saying the level was still consistent with efforts to contain inflation and make the current account deficit healthier.
Indexes in Singapore and Thailand both retreated after the previous day's rise. The Malaysian index hit a more than five-month closing low on profit-taking, brokers said.
The Federal Reserve signalled that interest rates would rise more slowly than markets expected, sending an index of Asian shares higher.
The Philippine main index advanced nearly 1 percent amid buying by local investors while foreign funds were net sellers worth 1.14 billion pesos ($25.43 million), stock.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Prev Close Pct Move
Singapore 3300.42 3325.91 -0.77
Kuala Lumpur 1718.12 1726.86 -0.51
Bangkok 1508.04 1514.79 -0.45
Jakarta 4945.50 4945.75 -0.01
Manila 7606.86 7536.31 +0.94
Ho Chi Minh 580.35 578.87 +0.26