ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
26 March 2018
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 8.93 points or 0.26% lower to 3412.46, taking the year-to-date performance to +0.28%. For more observations go to www.sgx.com/research
The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 0.69%, Singtel, which declined 0.89%, OCBC Bank, which declined 0.54%, UOB, which gained closed unchanged and Sembcorp Marine, with a 6.70% advance.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.09%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.32%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
SPDR Gold Shares (+0.42%)
STI ETF (unchanged)
IS MSCI India (+1.42%)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
Ascendas REIT (-0.38%)
CapitaLand Mall Trust (-0.49%)
CapitaLand Commercial Trust (+0.56%)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
DBS MB eCW180810 (-7.35%)
DBS MB eCW180416 (-16.51%)
OCBC Bk MB eCW180702 (-6.67%)
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,412.46 -8.93 3,421.39 -69.98
Volume: 1,374.8M 1,902.3M
Value: $1,357.4M $1,853M
Gainers/Losers: 214/210 84/377
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
26 March 2018
The FBM KLCI index lost 5.31 points or 0.28% on Monday. The Finance Index fell 0.34% to 18146.49 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.80% to 1091.26 points and the Plantation Index down 0.17% to 8034.75 points. The market traded within a range of 9.86 points between an intra-day high of 1862.41 and a low of 1852.55 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include SAPNRG, SUMATEC, PWORTH, MEDIAC, GLOTEC, HUAAN, TRIVE, PUC, AAX and NEXGRAM. Trading volume decreased to 1983.36 mil shares worth RM1790.92 mil as compared to Friday’s 2092.25 mil shares worth RM2152.73 mil.
Leading Movers were AXIATA (+3 sen to RM5.46), MAXIS (+3 sen to RM5.84), HAPSENG (+4 sen to RM9.70), PPB (+4 sen to RM18.96) and IOICORP (+1 sen to RM4.79). Lagging Movers were ASTRO (-12 sen to RM2.06), YTL (-3 sen to RM1.38), PMETAL (-10 sen to RM4.85), NESTLE (-200 sen to RM148.00) and RHBBANK (-7 sen to RM5.25). Market breadth was negative with 334 gainers as compared to 589 losers.
The KLCI closed lower at 1859.91 points amid last Friday’s losses in US market. The performance of our local bourse was bogged down by selling interest in heavy weight counters such as YTL and Digi.
Date As of: 26 March 2018
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 270,500 47,487,000 46
Stock 8,997,101,736 7,184,921,482,322 322,705
Right 71,117,985 71,117,985 11
Warrant 45,128,008 10,659,792,240 1,753
Total 9,113,618,229 7,195,699,879,547 324,515
As of 5 March 2018 Unit: M.Baht
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 4,030.67 3,292.51 738.17
Proprietary 7,695.33 6,381.13 1,314.21
Foreign 13,816.29 16,005.79 -2,189.50
Individual 16,235.54 16,098.42 137.12
Total Trading Value 41,777.84 M.Baht
SE Asia Stocks-Most trim losses on signs of U.S.-China trade talks
* Most trim losses, Singapore down after brief uptick
* Indonesia shares fall for ninth session in 10
By Syed Saif Hussain Naqvi
March 26 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian markets pulled back somewhat from early losses on Monday after global markets showed signs of recovery following reports of trade talks between the United States and China, calming fears of a full-blown trade war.
The Wall Street Journal said the U.S. has asked China in a letter last week to cut the tariff on U.S. autos, buy more
U.S.-made semiconductors and give U.S. firms greater access to the Chinese financial sector.
The Journal also said U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was considering a visit to Beijing to pursue negotiations.
Broader Asia shares excluding Japan reversed course to rise 0.53 percent.
Singapore shares .STI ended 0.3 percent lower after a brief uptick on better-than-expected industrial data for
Industrial shares gained but were offset by declines in financial and telecommunication stocks.
"From the fundamentals prospective, this (industrial output) result reinforces the healthy fundamentals underpinning the stock markets and reinforces the accelerating growth rate for 2018," said Joel Ng, an analyst at KGI Securities.
Banking heavyweight DBS Group Holdings was the biggest drag on the index, falling as much as 1.75 percent to hit a 6-week low, before ending down 0.7 percent.
Philippine shares also trimmed losses to end 0.5 percent lower. Realtor SM Investments Corp SM.PS was the
biggest drag on the benchmark, ending down 0.95 percent.
Indonesian shares ended down 0.2 percent, their ninth loss in ten sessions, on falls in consumer staples. An
index of the country's 45 most liquid stocks ended 0.3 lower.
Bucking the trend, Vietnam shares ended up 1.5 percent, boosted by record-high gains in real estate investor
Vingroup JSC VIC.HM .
Thai shares climbed nearly 0.40 percent, buoyed by energy stocks.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Previous Pct Move
Singapore 3412.46 3421.39 -0.26
Bangkok 1801.10 1794.21 0.38
Manila 7932.38 7970.8 -0.48
Jakarta 6200.172 6210.698 -0.17
Kuala Lumpur 1859.91 1865.22 -0.28
Ho Chi Minh 1171.22 1153.59 1.53