ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
23 March 2017
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 8.74 points or 0.28% higher to 3126.93, taking the year-to-date performance to +8.55%. For longer term observations please go to sgx.com/research.
The top active stocks today were Singtel, which declined 0.77%, DBS, which declined 0.11%, JSH USD, which gained 4.28%, Kimly, which declined 7.84% and ThaiBev, with a 1.08% advance.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.21%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.73%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
STI ETF (+0.64%)
IS MSCI India (+1.59%)
DBXT MSCI Korea ETF (+0.69%)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
Ascendas REIT (+0.40%)
CapitaLand Mall Trust (+0.26%)
CapitaLand Commercial Trust (+0.66%)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
DBS MB eCW170710 (-2.78%)
KepCorp MBePW171002 (-2.31%)
OCBC Bk MB eCW171002 (-0.99%)
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,126.93 +8.74 3,118.19 -40.38
Volume: 2,259.8M 2,457.2M
Value: $1,046M $1,267.7M
Gainers/Losers: 294/163 138/364
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
23 March 2017
The FBM KLCI index lost 1.30 points or 0.07% on Thursday. The Finance Index increased 0.02% to 15767.91 points, the Properties Index up 0.52% to 1291.08 points and the Plantation Index down 0.61% to 8180.44 points. The market traded within a range of 6.76 points between an intra-day high of 1753.76 and a low of 1747.00 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include EFFICEN, DATAPRP, GPACKET, CUSCAPI-WA, CUSCAPI, MPAY, BORNOIL, OCR-PA, DNEX-WD and DGSB. Trading volume increased to 4778.65 mil shares worth RM3665.59 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 3164.82 mil shares worth RM2752.79 mil.
Leading Movers were SIME (+24 sen to RM9.50), HLFG (+22 sen to RM16.30), YTL (+2 sen to RM1.51), PETDAG (+24 sen to RM23.84) and MAYBANK (+6 sen to RM9.00). Lagging Movers were HAPSENG (-17 sen to RM8.98), IOICORP (-8 sen to RM4.69), RHBBANK (-8 sen to RM5.30), MISC (-11 sen to RM7.34) and HLBANK (-18 sen to RM13.56). Market breadth was positive with 596 gainers as compared to 378 losers.
The KLCI ended marginally lower at 1747.00 points amid mixed performance in Wall Street. Market activity remained lackluster as investor sentiments remained cautious.
Date As of: 23 March 2017
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 24,300 8,795,500 10
Stock 11,480,405,327 8,020,624,698,770 312,111
Right 00 00 00
Warrant 180,289,800 43,123,060,400 888
Total 11,660,719,427 8,063,756,554,670 313,009
As of 23 March 2017 Unit: M.Baht
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 4,515.45 4,926.23 -410.79
Proprietary 4,245.51 3,752.10 493.41
Foreign 12,301.40 11,905.84 395.56
Individual 17,315.98 17,794.15 -478.18
Total Trading Value 38,378.33 M.Baht
SE Asia Stocks-Higher; investors track U.S. healthcare bill
Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Thursday, in line with Asia and Wall Street, with investors
closely watching the progress of a U.S. healthcare bill that could affect President Donald Trump's ability to deliver on
other campaign promises.
Repealing and replacing Democratic former President Barack Obama's 2010 Affordable Care Act is a first major test of Trump's legislative ability and whether he can go ahead with his agenda, including cutting taxes and regulation to boosting infrastructure.
Asian shares rose, with the MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS up as much as 0.4 percent, while U.S. equities rebounded on Wednesday after all three key indexes touched their lowest in about five weeks earlier in the session.
"Since there is not much actionable news coming from Asia, I think the markets are just taking cues from U.S. equities...," said Victor Felix, an equity analyst with Manila-based AB Capital Securities.
In Southeast Asia, Indonesian shares .JKSE closed at a record high, helped by gains in financial stocks.
Indonesia's central bank senior deputy governor said the rate of inflation in March was seen at below 0.2 percent month on month.
Vietnam shares .VNI rose 0.9 percent, supported by consumer staples and financials.
Hoang Anh Gia Lai Agricultural Joint Stock Co HNG.HM ended 6.8 percent higher, while Sai Gon Thuong Tin Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Sacombank) STB.HM was up 6.1 percent.
Philippines .PSI closed 0.6 percent firmer, with industrials accounting for more than half the gains.
The Philippine central bank left its key overnight borrowing rate steady at 3.0 percent as expected, saying inflation should settle within its target for this year and next.
Singapore .STI finished the session marginally higher.
Earlier in the day, data showed the city state's headline consumer price index in February rose the most in more than two years on the back of increased private road transport cost.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current previous Pct Move
Singapore 3126.93 3118.19 0.28
Bangkok 1568.72 1566.66 0.13
Manila 7301.03 7254.93 0.64
Jakarta 5563.759 5534.093 0.54
Kuala Lumpur 1747 1748.3 -0.07
Ho Chi Minh 719.56 712.94 0.93