ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
09 March 2016
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 31.66 points or 1.14% higher to 2810.43, taking the year-to-date performance to -2.51%.
The top active stocks today were Ezra, which gained 20.00%, DBS, which gained 0.73%, SingTel, which gained 1.34%, Keppel Corp, which gained 3.99% and Noble, with a 3.33% fall.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.54%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 1.32%.
The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Oil & Gas Index, which rose 4.43%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Keppel Corp and Sembcorp Industries – ended 3.99% higher and 5.52% higher respectively.
The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Industrials Index, which slipped 0.49%. Jardine Matheson Holdings shares declined 1.24% and Jardine Strategic Holdings declined 2.50%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
SPDR Gold Shares (-1.49%)
IS MSCI India 100 (+1.11%)
DBXT MSCI Indonesia Etf 10 (unchanged)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
Capitamall Trust (+0.47%)
Ascendas REIT (+1.28%)
Capitacom Trust (+1.06%)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
KepCorp MBeCW161212 (+13.79%)
DBS MB eCW160711 (+6.45%)
NKY 18000MBeCW160610 (-4.67%)
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 2,810.43 +31.66 2,778.77 -44.74
Volume: 2,021M 2,595.3M
Value: $1,204.1M $1,389.6M
Gainers/Losers: 243/147 128/304
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
9 March 2016
The FBM KLCI index lost 1.51 points or 0.09% on Wednesday. The Finance Index fell 0.39% to 14284.22 points, the Properties Index up 0.13% to 1134.21 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.18% to 7854.01 points. The market traded within a range of 9.42 points between an intra-day high of 1686.35 and a low of 1676.93 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include AAX-WA, AAX, AIRASIA, XOX, SUNZEN-WB, EKA, HSI-HT , CHINHIN, SKH and SONA-WA. Trading volume decreased to 1826.93 mil shares worth RM1900.66 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 2005.63 mil shares worth RM2065.80 mil.
Leading Movers were GENTING (+33 sen to RM8.68), MISC (+15 sen to RM8.85), GENM (+5 sen to RM4.29), YTL (+1 sen to RM1.59) and HLBANK (+8 sen to RM13.18). Lagging Movers were PETCHEM (-13 sen to RM6.73), MAXIS (-8 sen to RM6.30), WPRTS (-4 sen to RM4.00), MAYBANK (-8 sen to RM8.70) and UMW (-6 sen to RM6.97). Market breadth was positive with 446 gainers as compared to 341 losers.
The KLCI ended marginally lower at 1686.35 points amid overnight losses in Wall Street. Market breadth was negative as investors were cautious on absence of fresh positive leads.
As of 9 March 2016 Unit: M.Baht
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 3,521.73 4,752.20 -1,230.47
Proprietary 7,716.30 6,554.71 1,161.59
Foreign 16,931.44 16,437.12 494.32
Individual 28,052.74 28,478.18 -425.44
Total Trading Value 56,222.21 M.Baht
Vietnam index drops 0.5 pct; banks lead loss
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index .VNI closed down 0.52 percent on Wednesday, with banks leading the decliners and big caps moving mixed in volatile trade.
Half of the country's listed lenders headed south, including Vietcombank VCB.HM , Vietnam's second-biggest firm by market value, dropped 0.48 percent and BIDV BID.HM lost 2.25 percent.
Over 125.2 million shares changed hand, much below the five-day average of 141.6 million.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index .VNI at the close
VN Index 571.71
PREV. CLOSE 574.71
% CHANGE -0.52%
SE Asia Stocks-Malaysia trims losses after cenbank keeps rate as expected
Southeast Asian stock markets were mixed on Wednesday, with Malaysia trimming most early losses after the central bank maintained its policy rate as expected while stocks in Thailand gained more than 1 percent on foreign buying.
Kuala Lumpur's composite index .KLSE ended 0.09 percent lower, with foreign investors buying shares for a ninth straight day.
Malaysia's central bank maintained its key interest rate at 3.25 percent on Wednesday as expected, and kept unchanged a reserve requirement ratio that it cut in January.
The Thai SET index .SETI climbed 1.2 percent as energy shares such as PTT Global Chemical PTTGC.BK and IRPC IRPC.BK
rose in line with oil prices.
Foreign investors bought Malaysian and Thai shares worth a net 147 million ringgit ($36 million) and 494 million baht ($14million), respectively.
Singapore .STI rebounded 1.1 percent after two days of losses while Vietnam .VNI fell for a second day, with banks leading the decliners. Indonesia was closed for a public holiday, reopening on Thursday.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Prev Close Pct Move
Singapore 2810.43 2778.77 +1.14
Kuala Lumpur 1686.35 1687.86 -0.09
Bangkok 1390.66 1374.62 +1.17
Manila 6948.18 6915.51 +0.47
Ho Chi Minh 571.71 574.71 -0.52