ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
24 March 2017
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 15.97 points or 0.51% higher to 3142.9, taking the year-to-date performance to +9.10%. For longer term observations please go to sgx.com/research.
The top active stocks today were Global Logistic, which gained 1.45%, DBS, which gained 0.75%, Singtel, which gained 0.51%, UOB, which gained 0.79% and OCBC Bank, with a 0.74% advance.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.60%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.34%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
IS MSCI India (+0.39%)
STI ETF (+0.64%)
SPDR Gold Shares (-0.41%)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
Ascendas REIT (+0.40%)
CapitaLand Mall Trust (+0.51%)
CapitaLand Commercial Trust (+0.33%)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
OCBC Bk MB eCW171002 (+6.00%)
KepCorp MBeCW171002 (+3.28%)
DBS MB eCW170710 (+7.14%)
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,142.9 +15.97 3,126.93 +8.74
Volume: 2,250.8M 2,259.8M
Value: $1,104.3M $1,046M
Gainers/Losers: 255/200 294/163
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
24 March 2017
The FBM KLCI index lost 1.25 points or 0.07% on Friday. The Finance Index fell 0.13% to 15748.07 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.45% to 1285.32 points and the Plantation Index down 0.29% to 8156.67 points. The market traded within a range of 4.18 points between an intra-day high of 1749.61 and a low of 1745.43 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include EAH, CAP, TRIVE, EFFICEN, XDL, BORNOIL, XOX, LUSTER, EAH-WC and MTRONIC. Trading volume decreased to 3697.46 mil shares worth RM2527.34 mil as compared to Thursday’s 4778.65 mil shares worth RM3665.59 mil. Leading Movers were GENM (+12 sen to RM5.57), WPRTS (+3 sen to RM4.02), ASTRO (+2 sen to RM2.86), MAXIS (+3 sen to RM6.40) and CIMB (+2 sen to RM5.62).
Lagging Movers were HLFG (-20 sen to RM16.10), SIME (-10 sen to RM9.40), KLK (-20 sen to RM24.48), AXIATA (-4 sen to RM4.96) and YTL (-1 sen to RM1.50). Market breadth was negative with 312 gainers as compared to 590 losers.
The KLCI inched down to 1745.75 points as tracking overnight losses in US market. The performance of our local bourse was muted amid policy uncertainty in the U.S.
Date As of: 24 March 2017
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 138,000 62,851,000 14
Stock 12,462,773,287 7,919,634,874,586 284,050
Right 00 00 00
Warrant 49,418,000 9,291,145,100 664
Total 12,512,329,287 7,928,988,870,686 284,728
As of 24 Mar 2017 Unit: M.Baht
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 4,728.69 3,540.41 1,188.27
Proprietary 3,687.62 4,089.72 -402.10
Foreign 11,644.49 10,078.02 1,566.48
Individual 15,610.68 17,963.33 -2,352.66
Total Trading Value 35,671.48 M.Baht
SE Asia Stocks-Lacklustre ahead of U.S. healthcare vote
Southeast Asian stock markets were subdued on Friday, with some investors dipping a toe back into
risk trades after a few sessions of swings in sentiment, although voting on U.S. President Donald Trump's healthcare bill was postponed.
Trump will get a second chance to try to close the deal with Republican lawmakers on dismantling Obamacare in a high-stakes vote on the healthcare bill later in the day.
Investors regard the vote as test for the Trump presidency that could show whether it can muster the backing needed to push through fiscal measures central to its economic agenda.
Markets have been consolidating due to a lack of news, said Jose Vistan, an analyst with Manila-based AB Capital Securities, adding that most markets were looking for cues from developments in major economies, particularly the United States.
Singapore shares .STI rose 0.2 percent, heading for their second consecutive session of gains, led by financial and energy stocks.
The big three Singapore banks rose between 0.4 percent and 0.8 percent, while Keppel Corp Ltd KPLM.SI gained 0.7 percent.
Investors await February manufacturing data, due out later in the day, for leads on the city-state's economy.
Philippine shares .PSI fell 0.1 percent, weighed down by financials and consumer staples.
The market is watching out for the fiscal reform programmes, including a hike in government spending, of the current
administration, which are going to dramatically change the physical landscape, said Vistan.
Property developer SM Prime Holdings Inc SMPH.PS fell 0.2 percent, while Food and beverages producer Universal Robina Corp URC.PS dropped 1.6 percent.
Indonesia .JKSE was marginally lower, while an index .JKLQ45 of the 45 most liquid stocks fell 0.1 percent.
Vietnam .VNI rose 0.4 percent, led by financials and industrials, with Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Viet Nam VCB.HM rising 0.3 percent.
Thailand .SETI and Malaysia .KLSE were flat.
Malaysia's consumer price index MYCPI=ECI in February rose to an eight-year high at 4.5 percent, government data showed.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS: CHANGE AT 0431 GMT
Market Current Previous Close Pct Move
Singapore 3134.46 3126.93 0.24
Bangkok 1570.67 1568.72 0.12
Manila 7293.05 7301.03 -0.11
Jakarta 5557.513 5563.759 -0.11
Kuala Lumpur 1747.44 1747 0.03
Ho Chi Minh 722.16 719.56 0.36