ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
24 March 2016
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 34.59 points or 1.2% lower to 2847.39, taking the year-to-date performance to -1.23%.
The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 1.48%, UOB, which declined 1.22%, OCBC Bank, which declined 2.62%, SingTel, which declined 0.26% and Keppel Corp, with a 2.82% fall.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.69%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.99%.
The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Consumer Goods Index, which rose 0.43%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Wilmar International and Thai Beverage – ended 0.30% lower and 2.07% higher respectively.
The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which slipped 3.49%. Keppel Corp shares declined 2.82% and Sembcorp Industries declined 5.27%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
IS MSCI India 100 (+0.30%)
SPDR Gold Shares (-1.56%)
STI ETF (-1.38%)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
Ascendas REIT (-1.63%)
Capitamall Trust (-1.38%)
Capitacom Trust (-0.68%)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
DBS MB eCW160711 (-11.97%)
UOB MB eCW160705 (-9.09%)
DBS VT eCW160916 (-9.50%)
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 2,847.39 -34.59 2,881.98 +1.33
Volume: 1,822.7M 1,321.9M
Value: $1,195.2M $977.7M
Gainers/Losers: 133/281 213/173
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
24 March 2016
The FBM KLCI index lost 9.02 points or 0.52% on Thursday. The Finance Index fell 0.38% to 14614.62 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.08% to 1187.52 points and the Plantation Index down 0.32% to 7967.31 points. The market traded within a range of 10.11 points between an intra-day high of 1720.98 and a low of 1710.87 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include EKA, POS-CV, SGB-PR, AIRASIA, AAX, GAMUDA-WE, HSI-HT, BORNOIL, AAX-WA and SONA-WA. Trading volume decreased to 1686.04 mil shares worth RM1882.18 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 1931.70 mil shares worth RM2443.84 mil.
Leading Movers were RHBCAP (+4 sen to RM5.84), IOICORP (+2 sen to RM4.83), PETDAG (+6 sen to RM24.18), TM (+1 sen to RM6.58) and SIME (+1 sen to RM8.00). Lagging Movers were GENTING (-40 sen to RM9.50), HLFG (-44 sen to RM14.96), UMW (-10 sen to RM6.90), PPB (-18 sen to RM16.68) and IHH (-6 sen to RM6.50). Market breadth was negative with 318 gainers as compared to 513 losers.
The KLCI closed lower at 1715.53 points amid overnight losses in Wall Street following lower oil prices, while investors awaited further clues on the US economy and direction of its monetary policy.
Date As of: 24 March 2016
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 6,400 2,616,100 11
Stock 5,458,691,776 4,819,840,936,010 223,248
Warrant 21,520,500 358,430,300 535
Total 5,480,218,676 4,820,201,982,410 223,794
As of 24 March 2016 Unit: M.Baht
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 4,509.14 3,907.12 602.01
Proprietary 5,088.35 5,565.67 -477.33
Foreign 15,918.92 15,345.76 573.16
Individual 24,605.39 25,303.24 -697.85
Total Trading Value 50,121.79 M.Baht
Vietnam shares down; banks, energy stocks lead fall
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index .VNI closed down 0.71 percent on Thursday, backtracking from a
0.67 percent rise in the previous session, as banking and energy stocks dragged down the market.
Vietcombank VCB.HM , the country's top lender by market value, dropped 1.86 percent while PetroVietnam Gas GAS.HM fell 2.8 percent on downbeat oil prices.
Food producer Masan Group MSN.HM rallied 2.08 percent after a unit of the company's subsidiary bought a 14 percent stake in top Vietnamese food firm Vissan for $63.9 million.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index .VNI at the close
VN Index 570.66
PREV. CLOSE 574.71
% CHANGE -0.7%
SE Asia Stocks-Fall; Singapore hits 1-wk low on expansionary budget
Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Thursday as a stronger dollar curbed risk appetite, with the Singapore index hitting a one-week low after the country adopted an expansionary stance in the national budget to counter lacklustre growth.
Singapore's key Straits Times Index .STI slipped 1.2 percent to its lowest close since March 16, taking losses on the
week to about 2 percent. The city-state's bourse will be closed on Friday for the Easter weekend holiday.
The Jakarta composite index .JKSE was down 0.6 percent on the day and 1.2 percent lower on the week, ahead of a holiday on Friday.
Investors were mostly cautious ahead of public holidays in the region. Shares in Malaysia .KLSE fell, its second loss in seven days; Thai stocks .SETI ended a five-day rising streak and Vietnam .VNI reversed gains of the day before.
The Philippine stock market .PSI will reopen on Monday, after a holiday-shortened trading week that ended Wednesday.
A fall in oil prices prompted selling in energy-related stocks across exchanges, led by a 4.4-percent drop in
Indonesia's coal firm Adaro Energy ADRO.JK and a 4-percent decline in Thailand's PTT Exploration and Production PTTEP.BK .
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Prev Close Pct Move
Singapore 2847.39 2881.98 -1.20
Kuala Lumpur 1715.53 1724.55 -0.52
Bangkok 1405.41 1412.16 -0.48
Jakarta 4827.09 4854.18 -0.56
Ho Chi Minh 570.66 574.71 -0.70