ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
17 March 2016
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 35.96 points or 1.26% higher to 2880.17, taking the year-to-date performance to -0.09%.
The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 2.41%, SingTel, which gained 0.53%, OCBC Bank, which gained 1.56%, UOB, which gained 2.18% and Keppel Corp, with a 1.67% advance.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.73%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.63%.
The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which rose 2.21%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Keppel Corp and Sembcorp Industries – ended 1.67% higher and 3.28% higher respectively.
The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which slipped 0.20%. Raffles Medical Group shares remained unchanged and Biosensors International Group declined 0.60%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
IS MSCI India 100 (+1.42%)
SPDR Gold Shares (+2.88%)
STI ETF (+1.05%)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
Capitamall Trust (+1.43%)
Ascott REIT (+0.47%)
Ascendas REIT (unchanged)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
KepCorp MBeCW161212 (+4.76%)
DBS MB eCW160711 (+14.93%)
UOB MB eCW160705 (+15.97%)
For real time price updates throughout the course of the trading day, investors can access and sort market information here.
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 2,880.17 +35.96 2,844.21 +4.77
Volume: 1,574.6M 1,304.7M
Value: $1,192.1M $741.1M
Gainers/Losers: 277/130 201/196
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
17 March 2016
The FBM KLCI index gained 9.76 points or 0.58% on Thursday. The Finance Index increased 0.80% to 14577.81 points, the Properties Index up 1.23% to 1167.46 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.54% to 8038.3 points. The market traded within a range of 12.76 points between an intra-day high of 1708.62 and a low of 1695.86 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include INIX, GAMUDA-WE, HSI-HT, VIVOCOM, APFT, EKA, OCK-WA, RANHILL, SONA-WA and CHINHIN. Trading volume increased to 1814.60 mil shares worth RM2310.11 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 1432.52 mil shares worth RM1691.13 mil.
Leading Movers were CIMB (+16 sen to RM4.80), GENM (+11 sen to RM4.39), AMMB (+8 sen to RM4.65), RHBCAP (+9 sen to RM5.84) and GENTING (+13 sen to RM9.00). Lagging Movers were UMW (-17 sen to RM6.33), KLCC (-8 sen to RM7.07), DIGI (-4 sen to RM4.86), IHH (-4 sen to RM6.48) and PPB (-4 sen to RM16.60). Market breadth was positive with 490 gainers as compared to 341 losers.
The KLCI closed higher at 1703.19 points, tracking the positive performance in Wall Street overnight. Our local bourse advanced on bargain hunting.
Date As of: 17 March 2016
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 252,500 136,178,400 32
Stock 8,212,599,465 6,723,855,970,390 306,398
Warrant 6,924,800 110,094,800 267
Total 8,219,776,765 6,724,102,243,590 306,697
As of 17 March 2016 Unit: M.Baht
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 4,333.34 3,406.67 926.67
Proprietary 5,867.34 5,783.21 84.13
Foreign 13,512.18 14,597.22 -1,085.04
Individual 23,949.74 23,875.51 74.24
Total Trading Value 47,662.61 M.Baht
Vietnam index hits 2-1/2-mth high on Fed move; energy shares lead
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index .VNI rose 0.38 percent on Thursday to close at its highest since Dec. 30 on expectations of fewer U.S. rate hikes this year.
Nearly half of the index constituents edged higher, led by PetroVietnam Gas GAS.HM which jumped 4.45 percent to close at
46,900 dong ($2.10) on Thursday, the company's ex-right date for its dividend of 2,000 dong per share.
Energy shares led the gains as oil futures rose further on Thursday after the world's biggest suppliers firmed up plans to
discuss an output freeze.
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday reduced the number of interest rate hikes expected this year, while the dollar nursed
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index .VNI at the close
VN Index 579.26
PREV. CLOSE 577.07
% CHANGE 0.38%
SE Asia Stocks-Rise on lower Fed rate guidance; Indonesia up ahead of rate decision
Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Thursday as Asia and regional currencies climbed after the U.S. Federal Reserve reduced the number of expected interest rate hikes this year, lending support to broader risk sentiment.
Indonesia .JKSE rose 0.5 percent, trimming most early gains and ending the day at the highest close since July 23, 2015. Bank Central Asia BBCA.JK , the most actively traded stock, rose 0.9 percent on foreign-led buying.
Investors awaited Indonesia's central bank interest rate decision expected after market close, with a slim majority in a Reuters poll predicting a cut in its benchmark interest rate.
Outperformers in the region were shares in the Philippines .PSI notching up about 2 percent gain. The index posted its biggest percentage gain since March 2. Foreign investors bought shares worth a net 968 million peso ($20.9 million).
Singapore .STI advanced 1.3 percent to its highest close since Dec. 31. Malaysia .KLSE hit the highest close since Oct.
26, with the ringgit MYR=MY rising in line with other Asian currencies as the Fed's cautious outlook deflated the
Stocks in Vietnam .VNI ended at the highest close since Dec. 30, while Thai stocks .SETI were up 0.44 percent at 0921GMT.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current previous close Pct Move
Singapore 2880.17 2844.21 1.26
Bangkok (0922 GMT) 1383.93 1377.8 0.44
Manila 7210.9 7065.39 2.06
Jakarta 4885.688 4861.441 0.50
Kuala Lumpur 1703.19 1693.43 0.58
Ho Chi Minh 579.26 577.07 0.38