ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
01 March 2017
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 26.16 points or 0.84% higher to 3122.77, taking the year-to-date performance to +8.40%. For longer term observations please go to sgx.com/research.
The top active stocks today were JSH USD, which gained 3.49%, CapitaLand, which declined 1.10%, Keppel Corp, which gained 4.11%, Singtel, which gained 0.25% and Global Logistic, with a 0.75% advance.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.27%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.18%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
IS MSCI India (unchanged)
STI ETF (+0.97%)
iShares Usd Asia Hy Bond ETF (-1.17%)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
Ascendas REIT (-0.40%)
CapitaLand Mall Trust (-0.25%)
Mapletree Com Tr (unchanged)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
KepCorp MBeCW170703 (+25.23%)
OCBC Bk MB eCW171002 (+5.51%)
DBS MB eCW170710 (+3.09%)
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,122.77 +26.16 3,096.61 -12.01
Volume: 2,250.9M 2,705.3M
Value: $1,486.7M $2,650.1M
Gainers/Losers: 236/225 166/348
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
01 March 2017
The FBM KLCI index gained 3.92 points or 0.23% on Wednesday. The Finance Index increased 0.41% to 15087.89 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.56% to 1219.6 points and the Plantation Index down 0.05% to 8078.26 points. The market traded within a range of 8.80 points between an intra-day high of 1701.13 and a low of 1692.33 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include DNEX-WD, DNEX, BORNOIL, ARMADA, BORNOIL-WC, JAG, REACH-WA, HIBISCS, CENSOF-WB and VIVOCOM. Trading volume increased to 3023.00 mil shares worth RM2331.20 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 2422.71 mil shares worth RM2892.23 mil.
Leading Movers were AXIATA (+12 sen to RM4.55), CIMB (+12 sen to RM5.09), RHBBANK (+10 sen to RM4.94), PETDAG (+48 sen to RM24.98) and SIME (+8 sen to RM9.04). Lagging Movers were HLBANK (-24 sen to RM13.34), IHH (-9 sen to RM5.92), GENTING (-13 sen to RM9.12), MISC (-10 sen to RM7.32) and YTL (-2 sen to RM1.53). Market breadth was positive with 546 gainers as compared to 360 losers.
The KLCI back to green territory after closing higher at 1697.69 points despite overnight slide in US market. The performance of our benchmark index was in tandem with most of our regional peers following the speech by President Donald Trump's to Congress offered no details or surprises on the policy front.
Date As of: 01 March 2017
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 19,600 5,599,900 11
Stock 10,827,691,065 6,999,548,577,838 358,760
Warrant 15,920,000 3,351,446,300 762
Total 10,843,630,665 7,002,905,624,038 359,533
As of 1 March 2017 Unit: M.Baht
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 5,422.97 3,818.69 1,604.27
Proprietary 5,446.58 4,901.83 544.75
Foreign 11,082.86 12,021.17 -938.32
Individual 20,081.27 21,291.97 -1,210.70
Total Trading Value 42,033.67 M.Baht
SE Asia Stocks-Markets see little to cheer in Trump speech; Singapore gains
Most Southeast Asian stock markets were mixed on Wednesday as U.S. President Donald Trump did not offer
further details on his plans for infrastructure spending and tax reforms, while the dollar strengthened on growing expectations of a Fed rate hike this month.
A handful of Fed policymakers on Tuesday jolted markets into higher expectations for a March rate hike, with comments that suggested rate-setters are worried about waiting too long in the face of pending economic stimulus from Washington.
"It seems that the possibility of a rate hike is going to affect emerging economies," said Lexter Azurin, head of research at Unicapital Securities Inc in Manila.
Trump in his address to a joint session of Congress offered little detail about planned tax cuts or new infrastructure
spending beyond the broad strokes he offered during the election campaign.
Singapore shares .STI closed 0.8 percent higher, snapping three consecutive sessions of losses, boosted by industrials and financials.
Among the top gainers, Keppel Corp KPLM.SI climbed 4.1 percent to its highest close since Nov. 6, 2015, while
Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp OCBC.SI gained 0.7 percent.
Philippine shares .PSI fell for a fourth straight session, posting their lowest close since Jan. 18, dragged down by
industrial and telecom stocks.
JG Summit Holdings Inc JGS.PS dropped 3.1 percent and telecoms services provider PLDT Inc TEL.PS declined 4.1 percent, making them the worst performers on the index.
Indonesian shares .JKSE declined 0.4 percent with losses spread across sectors, as data showed annual inflation rate
increased in February, mainly due to higher prices for processed and raw foods as well as healthcare.
With the possibility of a March Fed rate hike, "markets are a little bit concerned that a higher interest rate environment
would put pressure on the local economy, given the fact that inflation has started to pick up here," said Taye Shim, head of research at Jakarta-based Mirae Asset Sekuritas.
Thai shares .SETI ended 0.5 percent higher with financials, telecoms and materials leading the gains.
Thailand's annual headline consumer prices and core inflation rate, which excludes raw food and energy prices, rose
less than expected in February.
Bangkok Bank PCL BBL.BK rose nearly 2 percent, while True Corporation PCL TRUE.BK increased 3.2 percent.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS:
Market Current Previous Close Pct Move
Singapore 3122.77 3096.61 0.84
Bangkok 1567.19 1559.56 0.49
Manila 7170.7 7212.09 -0.57
Jakarta 5363.056 5386.692 -0.44
Kuala Lumpur 1697.69 1693.77 0.23
Ho Chi Minh 709.52 710.79 -0.18