ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
18 May 2018
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 7.49 points or 0.21% lower to 3529.27, taking the year-to-date performance to +3.71%. For more details, go to www.sgx.com/research
The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 0.52%, Venture, which gained 2.22%, OCBC Bank, which declined 1.44%, Singtel, which declined 0.87% and UOB, with a 0.10% advance.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.46%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.02%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
IS MSCI India (-1.05%)
Lion-Phillip S-REIT (-0.30%)
STI ETF (unchanged)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
CapitaLand Commercial Trust (-0.58%)
CapitaLand Mall Trust (-0.96%)
Ascendas REIT (unchanged)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
UOB MB eCW180806 (+0.89%)
DBS MB eCW180808 (+2.25%)
KepCorp MBeCW180910 (-4.05%)
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,529.27 -7.49 3,536.76 +3.71
Volume: 1,566M 1,476.6M
Value: $1,071.4M $1,023M
Gainers/Losers: 164/222 174/225
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
18 May 2018
The FBM KLCI index gained 0.06 points or 0.00% on Friday. The Finance Index increased 0.05% to 18328.29 points, the Properties Index up 1.00% to 1086.65 points and the Plantation Index down 0.17% to 7922.24 points. The market traded within a range of 8.62 points between an intra-day high of 1862.19 and a low of 1853.57 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include MYEG, SAPNRG, NEXGRAM, WCT, NETX, HUBLINE, MRCB, HIS-C3B, EDEN and EDUSPEC. Trading volume decreased to 2915.52 mil shares worth RM3162.50 mil as compared to Thursday’s 3329.08 mil shares worth RM3783.83 mil.
Leading Movers were NESTLE (+300 sen to RM145.00), TM (+10 sen to RM4.88), MAXIS (+11 sen to RM5.78), PPB (+18 sen to RM19.98) and AMMB (+3 sen to RM3.53). Lagging Movers were PMETAL (-23 sen to RM4.73), ASTRO (-7 sen to RM1.55), YTL (-2 sen to RM0.99), GENTING (-15 sen to RM8.67) and KLCC (-13 sen to RM7.80). Market breadth was negative with 380 gainers as compared to 607 losers.
The KLCI closed flat with 0.06 points higher at 1854.50 points amid lack of local catalyst despite overnight retreat in Wall Street.
Date : Friday, 18-May-2018 Time : 00:00:00
Description Volume (Shares/Unit) Value (Rupiah) Frequency
ETF 278,400 30,964,900 35
Stock 8,259,556,392 7,382,645,669,795 350,904
Right 11,510,909 1,703,614,532 1
Warrant 15,720,316 3,364,066,570 1,264
Total 8,287,066,017 7,387,744,315,797 352,204
As of 18 May 2018 Unit: M.Baht
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 6,969.23 3,677.77 3,291.47
Proprietary 7,083.15 6,837.37 245.78
Foreign 21,287.09 27,086.96 -5,799.87
Individual 24,829.56 22,566.94 2,262.62
Total Trading Value 60,169.03 M.Baht
* Philippines falls, industrials and financials top drag
* Indonesia stocks reverse early gains to close lower
* Thai shares close slightly higher on telecom stocks
By Susan Mathew
May 18 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets edged down on Friday amid caution over developments in U.S.-China trade negotiations, while Vietnam shares .VNI rose 1 percent after two straight sessions of sharp falls.
China denied that it had offered a package to slash the U.S. trade deficit by up to $200 billion, hours after it dropped an anti-dumping probe into U.S. sorghum imports in a conciliatory gesture as top officials meet in Washington.
Philippine shares .PSI closed 0.3 percent lower as industrials and financials tumbled. SM Investments SM.PS
dropped 2.6 percent, while Ayala Corp AC.PS declined 1.2 percent.
Foreign investors net sold 715.3 million shares on Friday.
The Philippine key stock index shed a little more than 1 percent this week following a 2.7 percent gain last week.
Indonesian shares .JKSE rose in early trade before erasing the gains to close lower.
The central bank raised the benchmark interest rate on Thursday to support the rupiah IDR= , but the currency fell to
a more than 2-1/2-year low on Friday.
Bank Indonesia's (BI) governor stressed that the central bank is ready to act again to "ensure stability". BI's next
policy meeting is on June 27-28, about two weeks after a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.
Automotive company Astra International ASII.JK was the top drag, followed by Bank Negara BBNI.JK . They declined nearly 3 percent each.
Indonesian shares declined 3 percent this week, erasing last week's 2.8 percent gain.
In Vietnam, consumer stocks were the top gainers. Vietnam Dairy Products VNM.HM rose 3.7 percent and Saigon Beer Alcohol Beverage Corp SAB.HM gained 4.5 percent.
Thai stocks .SETI rose 0.2 percent with telecoms driving the gains.
True Corp TRUE.BK , Thailand's second largest mobile operator, climbed 5.9 percent after the company said it will not bid in an 1800-megahertz spectrum auction in August.
Sector bellwether Advanced Info Service ADVANC.BK gained 1.9 percent, while Total Access Communications DTAC.BK , the country's third-ranked mobile operator, rose 6.8 percent.
For the week, Thai stocks declined 0.7 percent, in their second straight weekly drop.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Previous close Pct Move
Singapore 3529.27 3536.76 -0.21
Bangkok 1754.17 1751.2 0.17
Manila 7672.28 7694.12 -0.28
Jakarta 5783.31 5815.92 -0.56
Kuala Lumpur 1854.5 1854.44 0.00
Ho Chi Minh 1040.54 1030.64 0.96