ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
21 May 2015
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 0.18 points or 0.01% higher to 3439.86, taking the year-to-date performance to +2.22%.
The top active stocks today were Global Logistic, which gained 2.92%, Singtel, which gained 0.47%, Suntec REIT, which gained 1.11%, Wilmar Intl, which gained 3.36% and CapitaLand, with a 0.28% advance.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.05%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.49%.
The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which rose 1.97%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Raffles Medical Group and Biosensors International Group – ended 2.87% higher and 1.90% higher respectively.
The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Technology Index, which slipped 4.26%. Silverlake Axis shares declined 8.05% and STATS ChipPAC remained unchanged.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
DBXT iBoxx Korea ETF (+0.35%)
CIMB FTSE Asean40 (+2.76%)
IS MSCI India (+0.53%)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
Suntec REIT (+1.11%)
Ascendas REIT (-0.79%)
CapitaLand Commercial Trust (+0.61%)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
DBS MB eCW151001 (-1.72%)
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,439.86 +0.18 3,439.68 -14.36
Volume: 2,125.5M 1,573.5M
Value: $2,213.2M $1,057.5M
Gainers/Losers: 186/225 175/233
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
21 May 2015
The FBM KLCI index lost 15.07 points or 0.83% on Thursday. The Finance Index fell 0.82% to 16000.02 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.91% to 1293.29 points and the Plantation Index down 0.12% to 7510.79 points. The market traded within a range of 17.37 points between an intra-day high of 1810.71 and a low of 1793.34 during the session. Actively traded stocks include FRONTKN, AAX-OR, CAP, CAP-WA, NEXGRAM, KANGER, AAX, NOVAMSC, UNISEM-WA and AT.
Trading volume increased to 2447.20 mil shares worth RM2284.95 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 1921.92 mil shares worth RM1941.52 mil.
Leading Movers were FGV (+3 sen to RM2.09), BAT (+46 sen to RM64.50), KLK (+16 sen to RM22.56), HLBANK (+6 sen to RM13.98) and GENM (+1 sen to RM4.33). Lagging Movers were SKPETRO (-9 sen to RM2.56), DIGI (-16 sen to RM5.79), AXIATA (-17 sen to RM6.55), IHH (-15 sen to RM5.85) and CIMB (-15 sen to RM5.86). Market breadth was negative with 259 gainers as compared to 628 losers.
The KLCI fell below the 1800-point level, closing at 1795.04 points. Market sentiment turned bearish in the late afternoon session, dragging down by the uncertainties in Greece and weak economic data from China. Meanwhile, the 11th Malaysia Plan that unveiled in the afternoon offered little excitement to the market, prompting profit-taking activities.
Date As of: 21 May 2015
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 7,000 3,833,500 10
Stock 5,940,295,291 7,708,569,430,185 226,893
Warrant 8,338,400 916,646,200 4,340
Total 5,948,640,691 7,709,489,909,885 231,243
As of 21 May 2015 Unit: M.Baht Unit: M.Bah
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 4,328.22 4,589.94 -261.72
Proprietary 3,366.87 3,573.00 -206.13
Foreign 10,559.34 9,616.64 942.70
Individual 21,897.34 22,372.19 -474.86
Total Trading Value 40,151.77 M.Baht
Vietnam index nearly flat after strong jump
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index edged up 0.01 percent at the break on Thursday in mixed trade after a surge in the previous session.
Banks outperformed the market, led by Hanoi-based Vietcombank , Vietnam's top lender by market value, with a 1.01 percent rise, while PetroVietNam Gas, the country's biggest firm by capitalisation, fell 0.79 percent.
Volume stood at 60 million shares by midday, compared to the five-day average of 94 million, Reuters data showed, which analysts said is positive as investors are yet to offload shares for quick profits after Wednesday's surprising jump.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index at midday
VN Index 550.13
PREV. CLOSE 550.10
% CHANGE +0.01
SE Asia Stocks-Indonesia ends at near 1-mth high after S&P upgrades outlook
Indonesia's key stock index closed at a near one-month high on Thursday as Standard & Poor's upgraded the country's sovereign ratings outlook, while the Malaysian benchmark hit a two-month closing low after Prime Minister Najib Razak laid out his government's growth strategy for the next five years.
Standard & Poor's on Thursday raised the outlook on Indonesia's BB-plus sovereign rating to positive from stable, acknowledging the Southeast Asian nation's improved policies aimed at better monetary and financial sector management.
The Jakarta composite index closed 0.4 percent higher at 5,313.21, the highest in almost a month, led by large caps. Bank Mandiri <BMRI.JK> jumped 3 percent, while Telkom Indonesia hit a near two-week closing high amid foreign buying.
In Malaysia, Prime Minister Najib Razak laid out his government's growth strategy for the next five years on Thursday, mixing spending on infrastructure with populist pledges on jobs and housing as he looks to shore up support amid growing criticism.
The Kuala Lumpur composite index ended the day down 0.8 percent, its lowest close since March 17. Among actively traded stocks, Axiata Group dropped 2.5 percent and Maybank fell 1.3 percent.
The Malaysian bourse said foreign investors were net sellers worth 168 million ringgit ($46.65 million).
Fund flows to the region were mixed. The Philippines posted net foreign selling of 648 million pesos ($14.57 million).
Indonesia and Thailand brought in net foreign inflows worth 323 billion rupiah ($24.61 million) and 942 million baht ($28.19 million), respectively.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Prev Close Pct Move
Singapore 3439.86 3439.68 +0.01
Kuala Lumpur 1795.04 1810.11 -0.83
Bangkok 1526.25 1520.11 +0.40
Jakarta 5313.21 5292.75 +0.39
Manila 7835.38 7881.93 -0.59
Ho Chi Minh 552.56 550.10 +0.45