ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
27 May 2015
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 35.04 points or 1.01% lower to 3424.94, taking the year-to-date performance to +1.78%.
The top active stocks today were DBS, which declined 1.54%, Singtel, which declined 1.89%, OCBC Bank, which declined 0.67%, UOB, which declined 1.62% and Ascendas-hTrust, with a 1.43% advance.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.35%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index declined 0.06%.
The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which rose 0.26%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Raffles Medical Group and Tianjin Zhongxin Pharmaceutical Group Corporation- ended 0.46% lower and 3.48% higher respectively.
The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Telecommunications Index, which slipped 1.81%. Singtel shares declined 1.89% and StarHub declined 0.50%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
SPDR Gold Shares (-0.48%)
STI ETF (-0.86%)
IS MSCI India (-0.40%)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
Ascendas REIT (-1.98%)
CapitaLand Mall Trust (unchanged)
CapitaLand Commercial Trust (unchanged)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
DBS MB eCW151001 (-11.43%)
UOB MB eCW151002 (-11.48%)
DBS MB eCW150915 (-10.98%)
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,424.94 -35.04 3,459.98 -0.87
Volume: 1,639.1M 1,682.6M
Value: $1,297.2M $824.8M
Gainers/Losers: 171/285 218/262
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
27 May 2015
The FBM KLCI index lost 9.02 points or 0.51% on Wednesday. The Finance Index fell 0.19% to 15698.71 points. The Properties Index dropped 0.88% to 1260.11 points and the Plantation Index down 1.64% to 7285.35 points. The market traded within a range of 8.57 points between an intra-day high of 1758.35 and a low of 1749.78 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include XINGHE-WA, SUMATEC, XINGHE, FRONTKN, OPENSYS, KANGER, FBMKLCI-HI, NEXGRAM, APFT and FBMKLCI-CO. Trading volume increased to 1781.11 mil shares worth RM2190.51 mil as compared to Tuesday’s 1582.52 mil shares worth RM1937.18 mil.
Leading Movers were GENM (+6 sen to RM4.29), AMMB (+8 sen to RM6.38), HLFG (+20 sen to RM16.00), PETGAS (+22 sen to RM21.80) and KLCC (+7 sen to RM7.03). Lagging Movers were FGV (-9 sen to RM1.92), KLK (-86 sen to RM20.98), IHH (-14 sen to RM5.75), YTL (-3 sen to RM1.57) and DIGI (-9 sen to RM5.70). Market breadth was negative with 274 gainers as compared to 506 losers.
The KLCI closed 9.02 points lower at 1755.05 after regaining some ground from an intra-day low of 1749.78 points. The negative performance was in line with overnight losses in US as mixed economic data hints rate hike might come earlier than expected. The performance of our local benchmark index was in line with most of our regional peers. The poor performance of our benchmark index was bogged down by losses in heavyweight counters such as Axiata, YTL, DIGI and TM.
Date As of: 27 May 2015
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 62,700 50,073,300 19
Stock 5,351,020,618 5,573,324,443,376 230,462
Warrant 4,875,475 240,158,200 286
Total 5,355,958,793 5,573,614,674,876 230,767
As of 27 May 2015 Unit: M.Baht Unit: M.Bah
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 2,812.56 4,279.43 - 1,466.87
Proprietary 3,226.10 3,115.07 111.03
Foreign 9,574.91 10,363.67 -788.75
Individual 16,137.13 13,992.54 2,144.60
Total Trading Value 31,750.70 M.Baht
Vietnam index ends 0.1 pct down, volume steady
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index closed on Wednesday slightly below the highest level in more than five weeks hit in the previous session, while volume was stable.
The index lost 0.13 percent to end at 566.48, with 115 million shares changing hands, compared with the five-day average of 117.92 million, Reuters data shows.
Investors should maintain their portfolio and buy stocks from the banking and infrastructure sectors during the market's corrections, BIDV Securities said in a note to clients.
Three of the six listed banks rose, led by BIDV with a 1.56 percent gain, while one bank was unchanged and another two lenders closed lower.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index at the close
VN Index 566.48
PREV. CLOSE 567.20
% CHANGE -0.13
SE Asia Stocks - Most fall on outflows, Fed rate outlook; Thai index rebounds
Thai stocks recouped early losses in thin trade on Wednesday as retail investors bought shares, while other Southeast Asian stock markets fell as expectations about an early interest rate hike in the United States unnerved investors in Asia.
The Thai SET index ended the day up 0.2 percent after falling at one point to a near two-week low.
Retail investors bought shares worth a net 2.1 billion baht ($62 million), countering selling led by foreign investors and domestic institutions.
Asphalt maker Tipco Asphalt Pcl rose 1.8 percent as the government's infrastructure spending plan, including a $12 billion railway project approved by the cabinet on Tuesday, lifted the outlook of the construction industry.
About 5.5 million shares changed hands, which was only 73 percent of the 30-day average. Brokers said the low market conviction also reflected caution ahead of manufacturing output data on Thursday.
Indexes in the Philippines and Malaysia both fell for a fifth straight day, with net foreign outflows worth a net 1.3 billion peso ($29 million) and 120 million ringgit ($33 million), respectively.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Prev Close Pct Move
Singapore 3424.94 3459.98 -1.01
Kuala Lumpur 1755.05 1764.07 -0.51
Bangkok 1500.84 1497.98 +0.19
Jakarta 5253.39 5320.90 -1.27
Manila 7598.70 7728.50 -1.68
Ho Chi Minh 566.48 567.20 -0.13