ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
12 September 2017
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 7.18 points or 0.22% higher to 3235.69, taking the year-to-date performance to +12.32%. For longer term observations please go to sgx.com/research.
The top active stocks today were Singtel, which declined 0.81%, DBS, which gained 0.29%, CapitaLand, which gained 1.08%, OCBC Bank, which gained 0.92% and SPH, with a 1.53% fall.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.09%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.18%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
SPDR Gold Shares (-0.90%)
DBXT MSCI Asia Ex Japan ETF (unchanged)
STI ETF (+0.31%)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
Ascendas REIT (-0.37%)
CapitaLand Mall Trust (unchanged)
Mapletree Com Tr (+0.98%)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
DBS MB eCW180226 (+1.92%)
UOB MB ePW171106 (unchanged)
UOB MB eCW180115 (-1.39%)
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,235.69 +7.18 3,228.51 -0.05
Volume: 1,277.6M 1,389.7M
Value: $992.7M $884.4M
Gainers/Losers: 215/190 214/192
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
12 September 2017
The FBM KLCI index gained 7.12 points or 0.40% on Tuesday. The Finance Index increased 0.38% to 16842.91 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.26% to 1264.72 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.42% to 7946.96 points. The market traded within a range of 6.49 points between an intra-day high of 1788.03 and a low of 1781.54 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include MQTECH, MQTECH-WA, NETX, M3TECH, HUAAN, M3TECH-WA, MLAB, AAX, DGSB and DNEX-WD. Trading volume increased to 3663.60 mil shares worth RM2254.95 mil as compared to Monday’s 2730.23 mil shares worth RM2162.11 mil.
Leading Movers were PETGAS (+64 sen to RM18.74), IHH (+14 sen to RM6.00), MISC (+9 sen to RM7.38), HLFG (+18 sen to RM17.24) and MAYBANK (+8 sen to RM9.70). Lagging Movers were TM (-2 sen to RM6.43), PETCHEM (-2 sen to RM7.45), SIME (-1 sen to RM9.13), TENAGA (-0 sen to RM14.58) and IJM (-0 sen to RM3.40). Market breadth was positive with 489 gainers as compared to 395 losers.
The KLCI closed higher at 1,789.86 points amid yesterday rally in US market. The performance of our local bourse was lifted by buying interest in heavy weight counters such as Petronas, IHH and MISC.
Date As of: 12 September 2017
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 777,400 79,733,900 37
Stock 7,334,623,603 6,140,411,118,435 336,174
Warrant 54,099,300 4,168,236,200 1,438
Total 7,389,500,303 6,144,659,088,535 337,649
152 listed companies' H1 interim dividends jump 23.6 pct BANGKOK, September 12, 2017 - Total 152 companies listed on The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) and Market for Alternative Investment (mai) announced a combined interim dividend payment of THB 117.86 billion (approx. USD 3.47 billion) for the first half of 2017, a 23.59 percent increase from H1/2016.
SET Senior Executive Vice President Santi Kiranand said that 152 listed companies (excluding property funds) reported interim dividends of THB 117.86 billion for the first half of 2017, as of August 31, 2017, consisting of 130 SET-listed companies which paid dividends amounting to THB 116.74 billion; and 22 mai-listed companies which paid dividends of THB 1.12 billion. Listed companies traded on the SET50 Index (top 50 large-cap companies) paid dividends worth THB 88.69 billion, representing 75 percent of the total interim dividends.
"The higher net profits of large listed companies have resulted in higher dividend payment of 23.59 percent increase year-on-year. The total number of listed companies which paid interim dividends was still in the range of 150 companies, same as in previous year, reflecting listed firms' consistency, a positive factor that can attract investors to invest in the Thai stock market," Santi said.
The top five SET-listed firms with the highest interim dividend payments were PTT pcl (PTT), Advanced Info Service pcl (ADVANC), Siam Cement pcl (SCC), PTT Exploration and Production pcl (PTTEP), and Land and Houses pcl (LH). Their aggregate interim dividends amounted to THB 54.22 billion, or 46 percent of SET-listed companies' total interim dividends by value.
The top-five mai-listed firms with the highest interim dividend payments were Forth Smart Service pcl (FSMART), Bangkok Dec-Con pcl (BKD), The Brooker Group pcl (BROOK), Fortune Parts Industry pcl (FPI), and Arrow Syndicate pcl (ARROW).
Their combined dividends totaled THB 648 million, or 58 percent of mai-listed firms' total interim dividends.
By sectors, the top five sectors of SET that paid the highest interim dividends were the same ones as a year earlier. They were Energy & Utilities, Information & Communication Technology, Construction Materials, Food & Beverage, and Property Development sectors, with combined dividend value of THB 90.4 billion or 77 percent of the total interim dividends value.
As of 5 September 2017 Unit: M.Baht
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 6,499.16 5,795.66 703.49
Proprietary 5,895.17 5,372.30 522.87
Foreign 15,494.16 15,303.12 191.03
Individual 23,345.15 24,762.56 -1,417.40
Total Trading Value 51,233.64 M.Baht
SE Asia Stocks-Thai index hits highest close in over 2 decades
Thai shares continued their winning streak for a ninth session and closed at their highest in nearly 24 years on Tuesday, while other Southeast Asian stock markets edged up, tracking broader Asia.
The Thai index .SETI gained 0.4 percent and closed at 1,643.55, its highest since January 1994. Gains in convenience
store operator CP All Pcl CPALL.BK and retailer Home Product Center Pcl HMPRO.BK boosted the index.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS rose as much as 0.4 percent to their highest since December 2007, drawing confidence from strong overnight gains on Wall Street. MKTS/GLOB .N
Investors are awaiting the China retail sales data and the industrial production data due this week, said Liu Jinshu,
director of research at NRA Capital.
"U.S. CPI data is also due Thursday, so the markets may be waiting for any cues following last week's volatility," he
Tensions on the Korean Peninsula have been weighing on Asian equities.
The United Nations Security Council on Monday unanimously stepped up sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear test earlier this month, imposing a ban on the country's textile exports and capping imports of crude oil.
Malaysian shares .KLSE rose 0.4 percent to close at their highest since June 16, supported by a 3.5 percent rise in
natural gas company Petronas Gas Bhd PGAS.KL .
Singapore shares .STI ended 0.2 percent higher after data showed the city-state's retail sales in July rose 1.8 percent
from a year earlier, helped by growth in sales at petrol service stations.
Top bank Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp OCBC.SI led the gains on the index with a 0.9 percent rise, while Singapore Airlines Ltd SIAL.SI climbed 2.2 percent.
Vietnam shares .VNI finished 0.3 percent higher, while the Philippine market .PSI was closed as authorities suspended financial trading on account of floods.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS:
Market Current Previous Close Pct Move
Singapore 3235.69 3228.51 0.22
Bangkok 1643.55 1637.54 0.37
Jakarta 5872.377 5871.881 0.01
Kuala Lumpur 1789.86 1782.74 0.40
Ho Chi Minh 799.94 797.47 0.31