ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
09 March 2018
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 5.13 points or 0.15% higher to 3485.57, taking the year-to-date performance to +2.43%.
The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 0.35%, Singtel, which gained 0.30%, UOB, which gained 0.14%, OCBC Bank, which declined 0.45% and Venture, with a 1.19% advance.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.19%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.20%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
DBXT MSCI Indonesia ETF (-0.43%)
IS MSCI India (+0.23%)
Lion-Phillip S-REIT (+0.40%)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
CapitaLand Commercial Trust (-1.15%)
CapitaLand Mall Trust (unchanged)
Mapletree Com Tr (-0.65%)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
UOB MB eCW180806 (+1.16%)
DBS MB eCW180808 (-4.49%)
OCBC Bk MB eCW180702 (-6.94%)
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,485.57 +5.13 3,480.44 +29.75
Volume: 1,753.3M 1,977.8M
Value: $1,112.1M $1,133M
Gainers/Losers: 247/188 279/138
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
9 March 2018
The FBM KLCI index gained 4.30 points or 0.23% on Friday. The Finance Index fell 0.10% to 17992.74 points, the Properties Index up 0.14% to 1131.15 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.13% to 8044.16 points. The market traded within a range of 4.80 points between an intra-day high of 1844.98 and a low of 1840.18 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include SKH, SAPNRG, NWP, BJCORP, QES, TIGER, PUC, LCTITAN-CG, DGB-WA and KUB. Trading volume increased to 2250.64 mil shares worth RM2015.40 mil as compared to Thursday’s 2227.11 mil shares worth RM2057.11 mil.
Leading Movers were YTL (+7 sen to RM1.41), NESTLE (+500 sen to RM145.00), GENTING (+14 sen to RM8.99), AMMB (+6 sen to RM4.03) and HAPSENG (+10 sen to RM9.60). Lagging Movers were HLFG (-28 sen to RM18.58), PETDAG (-3 sen to RM24.32), RHBBANK (-4 sen to RM5.27), TENAGA (-6 sen to RM15.54) and HLBANK (-6 sen to RM18.50). Market breadth was positive with 491 gainers as compared to 459 losers.
The KLCI continued its gains and closed higher at 1843.92 points amid overnight gains in US markets. The performance of our local bourse was in line with our regional peers after Trump had agreed to meet North Korea leader Kim Jong Un.
Date As of: 09 March 2018
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 824,500 158,351,800 51
Stock 9,639,585,704 7,247,863,917,342 332,687
Warrant 15,052,932 3,807,620,100 1,081
Total 9,655,463,136 7,251,829,889,242 333,819
As of 9 March 2018 Unit: M.Baht
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 6,334.14 7,045.00 -710.86
Proprietary 9,272.61 10,070.12 -797.51
Foreign 27,668.46 24,853.71 2,814.76
Individual 29,197.01 30,503.40 -1,306.39
Total Trading Value 72,472.23 M.Baht
SE Asia Stocks-Most slip; Thailand posts longest losing streak since Aug 2013
9 March 2018
* Indonesian shares fall most this week since Dec 2016
* Philippines posts third straight weekly decline
By Susan Mathew
March 9 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets ended lower on Friday with Thailand posting its longest losing streak since August 2013, while investors awaited U.S. non-farm payrolls data for cues on the pace of rate hikes in the United States.
"Most (Southeast Asian) equities will look for further direction from how the Fed (U.S. Federal Reserve) will react to the American jobs data," said Manny Cruz, an analyst with Asiasec Equities Inc.
Thai shares .SETI declined for an eighth straight session, dragged down by losses in energy stocks. Energy Absolute dropped 8.1 percent and Gulf Energy Development fell 6.3 percent.
Thai shares declined 2 percent this week after posting three straight weekly gains.
Indonesian shares .JKSE slipped, their fifth session of drop in six, pulled down by consumer stocks. Unilever Indonesia and media company Elang Mahkota were the biggest drags on the index.
Indonesian shares shed 2.3 percent this week, their steepest since December 2016.
The country's current account deficit is expected to widen this year, but no larger than 2.1 percent of the gross domestic product, said the central bank governor.
Philippine shares fell marginally with a drop in Ayala Corp AC.PS outweighing a gain in SM Prime Holdings.
Data out earlier in the day showed that the Philippine export growth slowed the most in more than a year in January,
keeping the country's trade deficit at a high level that could further weigh on the peso PHP=PDSP , the worst performing Asian currency.
Philippine shares declined 1 percent this week in their third straight weekly drop.
Broader Asian shares, however, remained firm as hopes of a breakthrough in the North Korean nuclear standoff rose.
U.S. President Donald Trump said he was prepared to meet North Korea's Kim Jong Un in what would be the first
face-to-face encounter between the two countries' leaders.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current previous close Pct Move
Singapore 3485.57 3480.44 0.15
Bangkok 1775.37 1778.9 -0.20
Manila 8372.51 8381.85 -0.11
Jakarta 6433.322 6443.021 -0.15
Kuala Lumpur 1843.92 1839.62 0.23
Ho Chi Minh 1123.41 1124.15 -0.07