ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
18 March 2016
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 26.63 points or 0.92% higher to 2906.8, taking the year-to-date performance to +0.83%.
The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 1.78%, SingTel, which gained 1.83%, OCBC Bank, which gained 1.98%, Wilmar Intl, which gained 1.85% and UOB, with a 0.31% advance.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.59%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.16%.
The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Industrials Index, which rose 2.19%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Jardine Matheson Holdings and Jardine Strategic Holdings – ended 4.03% higher and 1.71% higher respectively.
The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Technology Index, which slipped 3.91%. Silverlake Axis shares remained unchanged and CSE Global gained 2.17%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
STI ETF (+1.04%)
DBXT MSCI Indonesia ETF 10 (-0.68%)
IS MSCI India 100 (+0.62%)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
Ascendas REIT (+2.48%)
Capitamall Trust (+0.47%)
Capitacom Trust (+1.03%)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
DBS MB eCW160711 (+9.09%)
KepCorp MBeCW161212 (-0.76%)
UOB MB eCW160705 (-2.90%)
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 2,906.8 +26.63 2,880.17 +35.96
Volume: 1,951.1M 1,574.6M
Value: $1,666.9M $1,192.1M
Gainers/Losers: 236/185 277/130
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
18 March 2016
The FBM KLCI index gained 13.15 points or 0.77% on Friday. The Finance Index increased 0.91% to 14711.17 points, the Properties Index up 1.14% to 1180.79 points and the Plantation Index down 0.01% to 8037.55 points. The market traded within a range of 10.72 points between an intra-day high of 1716.34 and a low of 1705.62 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include SMTRACK, POS-CV, SONA-WA, AIRASIA, OCK-WA, ANZO, GENETEC, RSENA-WA, GAMUDA-WE and CIMB. Trading volume increased to 2026.91 mil shares worth RM2983.13 mil as compared to Thursday’s 1814.60 mil shares worth RM2310.11 mil.
Leading Movers were IHH (+27 sen to RM6.75), UMW (+23 sen to RM6.56), RHBCAP (+21 sen to RM6.05), GENTING (+32 sen to RM9.32) and PETGAS (+68 sen to RM22.46). Lagging Movers were ASTRO (-4 sen to RM2.90), KLCC (-8 sen to RM6.99), MISC (-9 sen to RM8.83), MAXIS (-6 sen to RM6.22) and SIME (-6 sen to RM7.87). Market breadth was positive with 538 gainers as compared to 349 losers.
The KLCI ended the week with a positive note, closing higher at 1716.34 points. The performance of our benchmark index was in line with overnight gains in Wall Street following higher oil prices and the Federal Reserve's announcement a day earlier.
Date As of: Friday, March 18, 2016
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 11,600 8,387,600 09
Stock 5,940,725,961 7,949,876,464,072 310,629
Warrant 6,074,900 149,684,000 313
Total 5,946,812,461 7,950,034,535,672 310,951
As of 18 March 2016 Unit: M.Baht
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 5,388.67 5,759.96 -371.29
Proprietary 4,610.03 4,815.28 -205.25
Foreign 18,675.34 15,030.38 3,644.96
Individual 20,576.21 23,644.62 -3,068.42
Total Trading Value 49,250.25 M.Baht
Vietnam index falls 0.6 pct, volume surges on fund trading
Vietnam's benchmark VN INdex .VNI closed down 0.6 percent on Friday on profit-taking, with volume hitting its highest in one-and-a-half years as two exchange traded funds (ETFs) ended their quarterly portfolio restructuring.
Trading volume hit 226 million, its highest since Sept. 9, 2014, boosted by trading of Market Vectors Vietnam ETF VNM.P and db x-trackers FTSE Vietnam ETF XFVT.DE , two major ETFs holding Vietnamese shares.
Most shares lost ground, after the index closed at its highest level since Dec. 30 last year on Thursday, led down by
property and retail firm Vingroup VIC.HM with a 2 percent fall and PetroVietnam Gas GAS.HM with a 1.5 percent decline.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index .VNI at the close.
VN Index 575.82
PREV. CLOSE 579.26
% CHANGE -0.59%
SE Asia Stocks-Philippines leads regional gains on inflows
Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose, in line with Asia on Friday as foreign investors bought shares, bringing key indexes in the Philippines and Malaysia to a near five-month high.
The Federal Reserve's cautious stance on further interest rate increases continued to lift risk appetite in Asia.
Stocks in the Philippines continued their outperformances, with the key index .PSI climbing 1.3 percent to its highest
close since Oct. 27, 2015. It notched up 2.9 percent gain on the week, Southeast Asia's best performer.
Malaysia .KLSE advanced 0.8 percent to its highest close since Oct. 19, 2015, with a weekly increase of 1.2 percent.
Foreign inflows to Philippine shares continued for a third straight week while the inflows to Malaysia came into a fifth week, stock exchange data showed. The Philippines received inflows worth a net 4.4 billion peso ($95 million), while Malaysia attracted inflows worth a net 1.5 billion ringgit ($371 million).
Singapore .STI posted a weekly gain of 2.8 percent, the second-best, followed by Indonesia's .JKSE 1.5 percent
increase. Thailand .SETI and Vietnam .VNI underperformed on the week, down 0.8 percent and 0.3 percent, respectively.
Many markets will have a holiday-shortened trading week next week, with the Philippines closed for a public holiday on Thursday and Friday. Singapore and Indonesia will be shut on Friday.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current previous close Pct Move
Singapore 2906.8 2880.17 0.92
Bangkok 1382.96 1380.2 0.20
Manila 7306.74 7210.9 1.33
Jakarta 4885.708 4885.688 0.00
Kuala Lumpur 1716.34 1703.19 0.77
Ho Chi Minh 575.82 579.26 -0.59