ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
16 October 2015
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 15.47 points or 0.51% higher to 3030.61, taking the year-to-date performance to -9.94%.
The top active stocks today were DBS, which gained 1.30%, UOB, which declined 0.05%, SingTel, which gained 1.03%, OCBC Bank, which gained 1.07% and Keppel Corp, with a 0.54% fall.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.49%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.06%.
The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Real Estate Holding and Development Index, which rose 1.07%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Hongkong Land Holdings and Global Logistic Properties – ended 1.73% higher and 0.87% higher respectively.
The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Technology Index, which slipped 0.94%. Silverlake Axis shares declined 1.60% and STATS ChipPAC remained unchanged.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
Dbxt Msci Asia Ex Japan Etf 10 (unchanged)
Spdr Gold Shares (-0.70%)
Is Msci India 100 (-0.14%)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
Ascendas Reit (+0.82%)
Capitamall Trust (unchanged)
Capitacom Trust (+1.80%)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
UOB MB eCW160111 (unchanged)
DBS MB eCW160201 (+7.87%)
KepCorp MBeCW160201 (-2.70%)
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,030.61 +15.47 3,015.14 +31.22
Volume: 1,809.5M 1,531.3M
Value: $1,078.6M $1,098.3M
Gainers/Losers: 261/170 288/129
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
16 October 2015
The FBM KLCI index gained 3.57 points or 0.21% on Friday. The Finance Index increased 0.34% to 14711.11 points, the Properties Index up 0.29% to 1182.99 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.51% to 7500.06 points. The market traded within a range of 6.75 points between an intra-day high of 1720.42 and a low of 1713.67 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include MQTECH, AIRASIA, XOX, WINTONI, PUC, WINTONI-WA, FRONTKN, CAP, AIRASIAC25 and CAP-WA. Trading volume increased to 2576.12 mil shares worth RM2225.30 mil as compared to Thursday’s 2401.06 mil shares worth RM2535.46 mil.
Leading Movers were KLCC (+22 sen to RM7.27), SIME (+21 sen to RM8.78), IHH (+14 sen to RM6.56), IOICORP (+8 sen to RM4.40) and AMMB (+8 sen to RM5.01). Lagging Movers were GENM (-13 sen to RM4.31), GENTING (-11 sen to RM7.35), DIGI (-7 sen to RM5.68), BAT (-60 sen to RM62.50) and UMW (-7 sen to RM8.47). Market breadth was positive with 487 gainers as compared to 345 losers.
The KLCI closed higher at 1716.82 points in line with overnight performance in US market. The performance of our local bourse was lifted by buying interest in heavy weight counters, led by KLCC.
Date As of: 16 October 2015
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 20,400 9,599,700 15
Stock 8,494,450,609 5,448,953,525,018 222,205
Right 66 1,320 01
Warrant 1,261,800 19,212,800 339
Total 8,495,732,875 5,448,982,338,838 222,560
Thai 12 listed firms granted 2015 sustainability awards, "Thailand Sustainable Investment" list announced today
BANGKOK, October 16, 2015 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) grants "SET Sustainability Award 2015," for 12 listed companies with outstanding performance in sustainability development and enhancing the development of social enterprise, while disclosing the list of 51 listed companies selected for "Thailand Sustainability Investment", which is list of stocks with prime performance on environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects.
SET President Kesara Manchusree stated that today SET organized the first "SET Sustainability Awards 2015" event, presided over by Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong, granting the special awards to listed companies with prime performance on ESG aspects, to honor them so they can inspire others. This would form a solid foundation and increase competitive capabilities for listed firms, as part of SET's commitment to drive the Thai capital market toward sustainability."
"The awards will have two categories, which are "SET Sustainability Awards 2015" generating to nine listed companies consisting of Banpu pcl (BANPU), PTT pcl (PTT), PTT Global Chemical pcl (PTTGC), QTC Energy pcl (QTC), Somboon Advance Technology pcl (SAT), Siam Cement pcl (SCC), Sri Trang Agro-Industry pcl (STA), Thai Optical Group pcl (TOG) and Thai Oil pcl (TOP), recognizing their excellence in operating businesses with the best sustainability practices, growing business sustainably with good governance and being role models for others. Another one is "SET Social Enterprise Investment Awards" granting to
Bangchak Petroleum pcl (BCP), L.P.N. Development pcl (LPN), Siam Cement pcl (SCC), and SE-Education pcl (SE-ED), to honor their support to social enterprises both in cash and in kind," said Kesara.
In this event, SET also announced "Thailand Sustainability Investment", a list of 51 listed companies that have passed the assessment process in sustainability, to be used as decision-making tool for responsible investors who preferably aim at long-term returns. The list's assessment methodology has been designed in accordance with international practices. It is significant that among the 51 SET listed firms on this "Thailand Sustainability Investment" list, 13 of them have already been selected into the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI).
For more information about SET Sustainability Awards 2015, please visit SET website: www.set.or.th , or call SET Social Responsibility Center (SR Center): 0 2229 2610, 0 2229 2628, or e-mail: SRcenter@set.or.th.
As of 16 October 2015 Unit: M.Baht
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 3,048.22 4,522.50 -1,474.29
Proprietary 4,452.44 3,569.82 882.62
Foreign 12,451.55 11,640.04 811.51
Individual 25,614.01 25,833.85 -219.84
Total Trading Value 45,566.22 M.Baht
Vietnam index ends up 0.1 pct in mixed tra
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index .VNI closed up 0.1 percent on Friday, with shares moving mixed in robust trade as investors await corporate business results in the third quarter.
Listed firms are expected to release their July-September earnings in coming days.
Shares of food, beverage and tobacco firms led gainers with a 0.95-percent rise of its representative Vinamilk VNM.HM , the country's top firm by market value, following the government's plan to divest its shares in the company.
Insurances firms were the worst performers. Top insurer BaoViet Holdings BVH.HM tumbled 5 percent to end at 57,000 dong, down from an intraday high of 63,500 dong, the highest since July 20.
As many as 132.29 million shares changed hand, up 14.7 percent from the previous day. The index, Southeast Asia's best performer this year, has gained 0.8 percent this week, slowing from a 4.57-percent expansion a week ago.
The VN Index could face a correction next month before recovering in December, and is forecast to end the year at a level between 551 points and 610 points, BIDV Securities said in a note to clients.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index .VNI at the close
VN Index 593.02
PREV. CLOSE 592.40
% CHANGE +0.1%
SE Asia Stocks - Most rise; Malaysia at 2-month high
Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose in line with global equities on Friday, with foreign-led buying bringing Malaysia's key index to a more-than-two-month high and most others in the region notching up further gains on the week.
Malaysia's key stock index .KLSE was up 0.2 percent at its highest close since Aug. 5, finishing the week 0.6 percent higher. The bourse said foreign investors bought shares for a second week worth a net 412 million ringgit ($98.80 million).
Bucking the trend, the Thai SET index .SETI fell 0.5 percent, coming off a 10-week high in early trade, trimming its gain on the week to 0.5 percent.
Shares of Bank of Ayudhya BAY.BK dropped 7.3 percent on profit-taking after a 20 percent rally over the past two days on hopes of improved third-quarter results, due by next week.
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index .VNI closed up 0.1 percent on the day as investors awaited third-quarter corporate results. urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL3N12G2V0 It rose 0.9 percent on the week in line with most others in the region.
Singapore's index .STI rose 1.1 percent on the week.
Indexes in Indonesia .JKSE and the Philippines .PSI posted a weekly loss of more than 1 percent each after a strong showing last week when foreign investors tentatively bought back into the region on hopes a U.S. Fed rate hike would be delayed.
Europe extended a global share market rebound on Friday, following Asian and U.S. stock indexes higher after better U.S. data helped allay fears about global growth and sent world stocks to two-month highs.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Prev Close Pct Move
Singapore 3030.61 3015.14 +0.51
Kuala Lumpur 1716.82 1713.25 +0.21
Bangkok 1418.38 1425.32 -0.49
Jakarta 4521.88 4507.19 +0.33
Manila 7055.74 7045.40 +0.15
Ho Chi Minh 593.02 592.40 +0.10