ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
18 March 2015
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended -8.20 points lower or -0.24% to 3361.75, taking the year-to-date performance to -0.10%.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined -0.39% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined -0.62%. The top active stocks were DBS (+0.71%), SingTel (-0.96%), Noble (-3.89%), OCBC Bank (-0.29%) and Global Logistic (+0.40%).
The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Utilities Index (+0.89%). The two biggest stocks of the FTSE ST Utilities Index are United Envirotech (unchanged) and Hyflux (-0.60%). The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which declined -1.90% with Midas Holdings’ share price declining -3.39% and Geo Energy Resources ’ share price declining -1.04%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were the STI ETF (+0.30%), iShares USD Asia HY Bond ETF (+1.15%), IS MSCI India (+0.64%).
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were CapitaMall Trust (-2.36%), Ascendas REIT (-0.81%), CapitaCom Trust (+0.30%).
The most active index warrants by value today were HSI24400MBeCW150429 (+17.90%), HSI23600MBePW150429 (-15.97%), HSI24400VTePW150429 (unchanged).
The most active stock warrants by value today were DBS MB eCW150420 (+4.85%), OCBC Bk MBeCW150803 (unchanged), SGX MB eCW150803 (+15.63%).
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,361.75 -8.2 3,369.95 -6.09
Volume: 1,048.7M 1,372M
Value: $1,023.4M $1,150.2M
Gainers/Losers: 156/300 177/288
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
18 March 2015
The FBM KLCI index gained 9.70 points or 0.54% on Wednesday. The Finance Index fell 0.05% to 15905.19 points, the Properties Index up 0.00% to 1300.85 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.05% to 7732.84 points. The market traded within a range of 13.06 points between an intra-day high of 1800.83 and a low of 1787.77 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include WINTONI, TMS, INGENCO, YFG, XINGHE, YFG-WA, ETITECH, SUMATEC, PRIVA and GENETEC. Trading volume decreased to 2130.22 mil shares worth RM1873.60 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 2494.11 mil shares worth RM1835.11 mil.
Leading Movers were IHH (+30 sen to RM5.80), GENTING (+36 sen to RM8.60), ASTRO (+10 sen to RM3.19), PPB (+40 sen to RM14.90) and YTL (+4 sen to RM1.65). Lagging Movers were AMMB (-7 sen to RM6.22), CIMB (-4 sen to RM5.92), KLCC (-4 sen to RM6.99), UMW (-2 sen to RM10.74) and DIGI (-1 sen to RM6.26). Market breadth was negative with 303 gainers as compared to 533 losers.
The KLCI rose 9.7 points to finish at 1797.57 points, lifted by buying in heavyweight counters such as IHH Healtcare, Genting and Astro. Meanwhile, market sentiment remained cautious as investors await the Federal Reserve’s statement on interest rate today.
Date As of: 18 March 2015
Description Volume Value Frequency
Total 5,214,507,737 5,032,246,608,952 219,424
ETF 11,200 6,715,200 11
Stock 5,147,756,637 5,029,309,248,952 216,170
Warrant 66,739,900 2,930,644,800 3,243
As of 18 March 2015 Unit: M.Baht Unit: M.Bah
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 6,443.35 5,256.07 1,187.28
Proprietary 4,877.35 3,991.23 886.12
Foreign 8,610.01 9,631.44 -1,021.43
Individual 21,454.34 22,506.31 -1,051.97
Total Trading Value 41,385.05 M.Baht
Vietnam index retreats 0.5 pct, big-caps falls
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index closed 0.53 percent lower on Wednesday, with most big-caps losing ground, led by PetroVietNam Gas , the
country's top listed firm by value.
GAS shares fell 1.3 percent to 76,000 dong ($3.54), the lowest close since Jan. 9, while Hanoi-based lender BIDV lost 1.64 percent and VietinBank , Vietnam's biggest partly-private bank by assets, declined 2.67 percent.
Foreign investors have been net sellers of Vietnamese equities so far in March at 119 billion dong as of Wednesday, after being net buyers for three straight months.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index at the close
VN Index 578.68
PREV. CLOSE 581.76
% CHANGE -0.53%
SE Asia Stocks-Thai shares up on domestic funds; most others weak
Most Southeast Asian stock markets fell after range-bound session on Wednesday as investors awaited the Fed policy statement for clues on U.S. interest rates, but Thai index snapped a three-day losing streak amid institutional-led buying.
The SET index closed up 1.2 percent, recovering after a third straight fall on Tuesday to a more than two-month low. Brokers said domestic institutions bought shares for their long only "trigger funds".
Trigger funds, a type of mutual fund, automatically redeem after hitting their performance target.
Banking shares and dividend-yielding stocks were among outperformers, led by state run Krung Thai Bank , Siam Cement and Kasikornbank .
Stocks in Indonesia hit the lowest close in more than three weeks and Singapore finished at the lowest level since Jan. 21. Philippines <.PSI> and Vietnam both reversed from the gains on the previous day.
European shares followed Asian stocks higher on Wednesday and the dollar held steady before a Federal Reserve meeting that's expected to lay the groundwork for the first increase in U.S. interest rates in nearly a decade.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Prev Close Pct Move
Singapore 3361.75 3369.95 -0.24
Kuala Lumpur 1797.57 1787.87 +0.54
Bangkok 1531.50 1512.84 +1.23
Jakarta 5413.15 5439.15 -0.48
Manila 7756.58 7789.10 -0.42
Ho Chi Minh 578.68 581.76 -0.53