ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
12 March 2018
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 54.62 points or 1.57% higher to 3540.19, taking the year-to-date performance to +4.03%.
The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 2.17%, UOB, which gained 2.60%, Singtel, which gained 0.89%, OCBC Bank, which gained 1.43% and Venture, with a 2.49% advance.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 1.00%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.68%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
STI ETF (+2.01%)
IS MSCI India (+1.97%)
SPDR Gold Shares (+0.27%)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
Ascendas REIT (+1.53%)
Mapletree Ind Tr (+3.59%)
CapitaLand Mall Trust (+0.99%)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
DBS MB eCW180808 (+23.53%)
UOB MB eCW180806 (+24.14%)
OCBC Bk MB eCW180702 (+16.42%)
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,549.71 +9.52 3,540.19 +54.62
Volume: 980M 1,592.5M
Value: $722.5M $1,248.9M
Gainers/Losers: 169/170 301/145
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
12 March 2018
The FBM KLCI index gained 17.30 points or 0.94% on Monday. The Finance Index increased 0.65% to 18110.56 points, the Properties Index up 0.58% to 1137.7 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.55% to 8088.2 points. The market traded within a range of 10.61 points between an intra-day high of 1861.23 and a low of 1850.62 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include SKH, NEXGRAM, NWP, HUAAN, SAPNRG, HIBISCS, IRIS, VIVOCOM, EURO and BJCORP. Trading volume increased to 2468.31 mil shares worth RM2400.19 mil as compared to Friday’s 2250.64 mil shares worth RM2015.40 mil.
Leading Movers were NESTLE (+550 sen to RM150.50), MISC (+20 sen to RM6.99), YTL (+4 sen to RM1.45), GENM (+13 sen to RM5.30) and HLFG (+44 sen to RM19.02). Lagging Movers were PBBANK (-0 sen to RM23.00), MAYBANK (-0 sen to RM10.44), KLK (-0 sen to RM25.40), GENTING (-0 sen to RM8.99) and DIGI (-0 sen to RM4.75). Market breadth was positive with 558 gainers as compared to 360 losers.
The KLCI closed higher at 1861.22 points amid last Friday’s gains in US market. The performance of our local bourse was lifted by buying interest in heavy weight counters such as Nestle, MISC and YTL Corp.
Date As of: Monday, March 12, 2018
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 596,000 67,676,100 28
Stock 8,977,686,998 7,997,325,416,681 403,596
Warrant 34,853,800 6,787,320,800 1,664
Total 9,013,136,798 8,004,180,413,581 405,288
As of 12 March 2018 Unit: M.Baht
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 10,329.91 4,887.24 5,442.67
Proprietary 7,833.57 8,878.57 -1,044.99
Foreign 22,105.98 21,474.12 631.86
Individual 23,867.82 28,897.36 -5,029.54
Total Trading Value 64,137.28 M.Baht
SE Asia Stocks-Rise as quicker U.S. rate hike fears recede after jobs data
* Risk appetite returns after U.S. nonfarm payrolls data
* Singapore gains 1.6 pct, most in Southeast Asia
* Thailand ends higher for first time in nine sessions
By Aaron Saldanha
March 12 - Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Monday, tracking Asian peers, after chances of the U.S. Federal
Reserve hiking interest rates four times this year dimmed following data that showed jobs jumped and wage growth slowed in
Inflation worries faded on Friday after U.S. data showed nonfarm payrolls jumped by 313,000 jobs last month, but the
annual growth in average hourly earnings slowed to 2.6 percent after a spike in January.
The slowdown in wage growth tempered speculation that the Federal Reserve would project four rate hikes - or dot plots - at its policy meeting next week, instead of the current three.
Asia shares ex-Japan climbed 1.3 percent, heading for a third straight session of gains.
"I think the latest data points are positive for markets. We are starting to see a move back to risky assets like equities," said Joel Ng, a research analyst at KGI Securities in Singapore.
"We are positive on equity markets... the earnings growth is positive, dividends are rising. All these are contributing to better prospects for equity markets in 2018."
In Southeast Asia, Singapore shares .STI rose 1.6 percent following a gain of 0.2 percent last week.
Conglomerate Jardine Matheson Holdings Ltd JARD.SI rose 3 percent, extending gains into a third session after results last week showed profit jumped more than 50 percent.
"You can see that there is growth in most of its business segments like Jardine Pacific and Jardine Motors," said KGI
Malaysian shares .KLSE rose 0.9 percent, with CIMB Group Holdings Bhd CIMB.KL contributing the most to the index's gain.
The country's banks will continue to perform well in 2018, Moody's said in a report on Monday.
Philippine shares .PSI climbed 1 percent after ending the previous week about 1 percent lower.
Ayala Corp AC.PS rose 1.2 percent after reporting a jump of more than 16 percent in net income attributable for 2017.
Thai shares .SETI closed higher for the first time in nine sessions as financials and energy stocks gained. PTT Pcl
PTT.BK rose 4.5 percent, while Siam Cement PCL SCC.BK gained 2.4 percent.
Indonesian shares .JKSE climbed over 1 percent, helped by financials and consumer discretionary stocks. Bank Central Asia BBCA.JK rose 1.4 percent and was the top contributor to the index.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS: CHANGE ON DAY
Market Current Previous close Pct Move
Singapore 3540.19 3485.57 1.57
Bangkok 1800.32 1775.37 1.41
Manila 8453.5 8372.51 0.97
Jakarta 6500.686 6433.322 1.05
Kuala Lumpur 1861.22 1843.92 0.94
Ho Chi Minh 1126.29 1123.41 0.26