ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
19 May 2015
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 5.53 points or 0.16% lower to 3454.04, taking the year-to-date performance to +2.64%.
The top active stocks today were Singtel, which declined 0.46%, OCBC Bank, which declined 0.67%, Keppel Corp, which declined 0.23%, CapitaLand, which gained 1.98% and UOB, with a 0.21% advance.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.18%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.48%.
The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which rose 1.77%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Midas Holdings and Geo Energy Resources – ended 2.70% higher and 4.06% higher respectively.
The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Consumer Services Index, which slipped 0.53%. Jardine Cycle & Carriage shares declined 0.32% and Genting Singapore declined 2.07%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
SPDR Gold Shares (-0.70%)
IS MSCI India (+0.27%)
United SSE 50 China ETF (+3.78%)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
CapitaLand Commercial Trust (-0.61%)
Ascendas REIT (unchanged)
CapitaLand Mall Trust (+0.91%)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
KepCorp MBeCW150901 (-8.05%)
DBS MB eCW151001 (-1.61%)
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,454.04 -5.53 3,459.57 -3.53
Volume: 1,787.8M 1,739.5M
Value: $972.8M $961.4M
Gainers/Losers: 253/203 244/207
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
18 May 2015
The FBM KLCI index gained 11.58 points or 0.64% on Monday. The Finance Index increased 0.31% to 16137.2 points, the Properties Index up 0.07% to 1310.58 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.52% to 7556.81 points. The market traded within a range of 7.56 points between an intra-day high of 1816.35 and a low of 1808.79 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include FRONTKN, KANGER, AAX-OR, MALAKOF, HUBLINE, NEXGRAM, NOVAMSC, SCN, CAP and CAP-WA. Trading volume increased to 2201.46 mil shares worth RM1777.62 mil as compared to Friday’s 1746.15 mil shares worth RM1845.16 mil.
Leading Movers were PETGAS (+156 sen to RM23.48), PPB (+58 sen to RM16.06), TENAGA (+36 sen to RM14.30), HLFG (+24 sen to RM16.54) and GENTING (+10 sen to RM9.00). Lagging Movers were FGV (-2 sen to RM2.06), GENM (-4 sen to RM4.26), BAT (-42 sen to RM64.50), ASTRO (-2 sen to RM3.14) and SIME (-5 sen to RM8.99). Market breadth was positive with 459 gainers as compared to 348 loser.
The KLCI jumped to 1823.50 points at closing following a last-minute surge. The KLCI traded sideways throughout the session below the resistance of 1830 points amid lack of fresh positive leads.
Date As of: 19 May 2015
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 2,900 1,425,600 05
Stock 6,542,936,107 6,439,118,676,695 235,490
Warrant 7,123,600 319,551,800 502
Total 6,550,062,607 6,439,439,654,095 235,997
Thai bourse joins ten banks to promote convenient investment access
BANGKOK, May 19, 2015 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) and ten commercial banks create synergy in a phenomenal event, under the campaign "Easy Investing @ Banks," aiming to promote wealth management and financial services at bank branches during May 21-24 at Future Park Rangsit department store, Pathumthani province, the northern part of Bangkok.
SET Executive Vice President Santi Kiranand said that under a SET's key strategic plan targeting at investment access across the board for Thai people
nationwide, the Thai bourse's domestic roadshows this year would highlight very convenient investment access by uniting with banks and their brokerage subsidiaries to attract the unmet demand among residents in the suburbs of Bangkok, particularly potential investors and novice investors, so they could reach investment channel at fingertips via bank branches and eventually open securities accounts more conveniently.
"The campaign is part of a joint project, called "Banker to Broker," of SET and ten commercial banks jointly organized for four years, with proven success by an increasing number of new trading accounts opening via bank branches of 128,026 accounts, in which half of the figure was added in 2014, or 56,553 accounts.
Meanwhile, opening securities accounts via commercial banks in department stores tends to increase at a more rapid speed, reflecting people's new modern lifestyle. Thus, the campaign has been created and launched at Future Park Rangsit, a suburban mall in a highly populated area to attract entrepreneurs, working people, government officials and students. Continually, the fair will be held in the southern part of Bangkok at The Mall Bangkae department store in August. We hope that the fair will help draw interest from potential investors in the suburban areas of Bangkok to access investment channel conveniently," added Santi.
As of 19 May 2015 Unit: M.Baht Unit: M.Bah
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 7,209.48 4,471.32 2,738.17
Proprietary 4,624.65 4,435.13 189.52
Foreign 8,825.19 9,434.91 -609.72
Individual 20,664.81 22,982.78 -2,317.97
Total Trading Value 41,324.13 M.Baht
Vietnam index ends up 1.5 pct on value buying
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index rebounded 1.49 percent on Tuesday in higher volume, boosted by value-buying after two sessions of falls.
A total of 146 shares gained, led by PetroVietNam Gas, Vietnam's biggest listed firm by market value, followed by Hanoi-based lender VietinBank . The two stocks fell in the previous session.
As many as 93.79 million shares changed hands, above the five-day average of 84.31 million.
The index hit a five-month low on Monday on strong selling by domestic investors.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index at the close
VN Index 536.82
PREV. CLOSE 528.95
% CHANGE +1.49
SE Asia Stocks-Indonesia at 3-week high; cbank holds rate as expected
Indonesian shares hit a three-week closing high on Tuesday after the central bank held policy interest rate steady as expected, with lending rules
eased to boost economy, while the Thai key index ended near a three-week, led by large caps.
Jakarta composite index ended the day up 0.6 percent at 5,269.37, the highest close since April 24. It traded little changed in early hours before the interest rate decision.
Indonesia's central bank kept its benchmark rate unchanged at 7.50 percent despite slowing economic growth. It said it would support economic growth by loosening some lending requirements for banks.
Shares in Bank Rakyat Indonesia extended gains on the day to 2.3 percent, closing at the highest level in more than three weeks. Bank Mandiri, Bank Negara Indonesia and Bank Central Asia all ended higher.
The Thai SET index advanced 1.03 percent to 1,525.96, the highest close since April 30. Shares of PTT , PTT Global Chemical <PTTGC.BK> and Charoen Pokphand Foods were the top three most actively traded large caps by turnover.
"Technical indicators pointed to buying signals today and we had domestic investors previously underowning shares entering the market," said senior strategist Viwat Techapoonphol at Tisco Securities.
Shares in the region ended mixed, with Singapore falling for a second day, Malaysia retreating from Monday's near two-week closing high and the Philippines snapped a sixth-day winning streak.
Vietnam rebounded 1.5 percent boosted by value-buying after two sessions of falls.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Prev Close Pct Move
Singapore 3454.04 3459.57 -0.16
Kuala Lumpur 1809.72 1823.50 -0.76
Bangkok 1525.96 1510.41 +1.03
Jakarta 5269.37 5237.81 +0.60
Manila 7871.31 7910.43 -0.49
Ho Chi Minh 536.82 528.95 +1.49