ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
08 March 2018
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 29.75 points or 0.86% higher to 3480.44, taking the year-to-date performance to +2.28%. For more observations, go to sgx.com/research
The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 0.50%, Singtel, which gained 0.60%, UOB, which gained 1.27%, OCBC Bank, which gained 0.76% and Venture, with a 0.44% fall.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.67%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.62%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
IS MSCI India (unchanged)
STI ETF (+0.58%)
SPDR Gold Shares (-0.63%)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
CapitaLand Commercial Trust (+2.35%)
Ascendas REIT (+0.77%)
CapitaLand Mall Trust (+1.51%)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
DBS MB eCW180808 (+3.49%)
UOB MB eCW180806 (+10.26%)
KepCorp MBeCW180910 (+16.95%)
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,480.44 +29.75 3,450.69 -41.23
Volume: 1,977.8M 2,667.9M
Value: $1,133M $1,509.7M
Gainers/Losers: 279/138 155/309
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
8 March 2018
The FBM KLCI index gained 1.72 points or 0.09% on Thursday. The Finance Index increased 0.06% to 18010.66 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.25% to 1129.59 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.24% to 8033.88 points. The market traded within a range of 8.37 points between an intra-day high of 1846.67 and a low of 1838.30 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include QES, SAPNRG, NEXGRAM, SKH, HBGLOB, NWP, HUAAN, HENGYUAN-CM, HIBISCS and ASDION. Trading volume decreased to 2227.11 mil shares worth RM2057.11 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 3108.43 mil shares worth RM3174.29 mil.
Leading Movers were NESTLE (+300 sen to RM140.00), RHBBANK (+7 sen to RM5.31), KLCC (+10 sen to RM7.80), AMMB (+5 sen to RM3.97) and TM (+7 sen to RM5.63). Lagging Movers were YTL (-6 sen to RM1.34), ASTRO (-3 sen to RM2.33), HLBANK (-14 sen to RM18.56), MISC (-3 sen to RM6.75) and DIGI (-2 sen to RM4.72). Market breadth was positive with 475 gainers as compared to 431 losers.
The KLCI inched up and closed slightly higher at 1839.62 points despite overnight mixed performance in US market. The performance of our local bourse was in line with our regional peers with stocks clawing back gains after sliding in the previous session following news of potential US tariff exemptions.
Date As of: 08 March 2018
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 1,007,100 110,847,500 46
Stock 10,076,068,328 9,241,615,524,194 489,329
Warrant 30,492,422 8,083,794,548 1,479
Total 10,107,567,850 9,249,810,166,242 490,854
As of 8 March 2018 Unit: M.Baht
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 8,193.61 6,946.12 1,247.49
Proprietary 8,702.18 10,190.37 -1,488.19
Foreign 25,613.22 27,178.13 -1,564.91
Individual 29,346.84 27,541.23 1,805.61
Total Trading Value 71,855.85 M.Baht
SE Asia Stocks-Most gain; Indonesia snaps 6-day losing streak
Most southeast Asian markets rose on Thursday, with Indonesia and Vietnam gaining more than 1 percent
each, as fears of a global trade war eased after the White House said some trade partners may be exempted from President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs.
Broader Asian peers climbed nearly 1 percent after White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Canada, Mexico and a clutch of other countries may be exempted from impending hefty U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium imports.
Indonesia .JKSE rose after six consecutive days of losses,helped by gains in lenders including Bank Central Asia
and Bank Negara Indonesia BBNI.JK , up more than 3 percent each.
An index of the country's 45 most liquid stocks rose as much as 1.3 percent.
Vietnam shares .VNI were lifted by real estate company Vingroup VIC.HM and financial intermediary Vietnam Prosperity , with both hitting all-time highs.
Thai shares .SETI declined for a seventh straight session, their longest losing streak since November 2015, as energy company PTT Pcl PTT.BK shed 1.5 percent and property developer Central Pattana CPN.BK dropped nearly 5 percent.
Philippine shares .PSI were down 0.3 percent, with financials dragging the index lower, a day before the release of
January trade balance data. Philippines had finished 2017 posting its largest ever annual trade deficit, pressuring the
peso PHP=PDSP .
BDO Unibank BDO.PS and Ayala Corp AC.PS lost more than 2 percent each.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS: CHANGE ON DAY
Market Current Previous Pct Move
Singapore 3480.44 3450.69 0.86
Bangkok 1778.9 1781.64 -0.15
Manila 8381.85 8404.69 -0.27
Jakarta 6443.021 6368.267 1.17
Kuala Lumpur 1839.62 1837.9 0.09
Ho Chi Minh 1124.15 1112.26 1.07