ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
*ST Index 3,180.43 +3.86 3,176.57 +37.23
Volume: 1,649.4M 1,303.1M
Value: $926.7M $988.4M
Gainers/Losers: 180/184 245/155
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
19 September 2018
The FBM KLCI index gained 2.99 points or 0.17% on Thursday. The Finance Index increased 0.41% to 17905.89 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.26% to 996.59 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.20% to 7569.36 points. The market traded within a range of 7.15 points between an intra-day high of 1810.21 and a low of 1803.06 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include SAPNRG, HIBISCS, D&O, BORNOIL, REACH-WA, MYEG, QES, DIALOG, HSI-H4O and VC. Trading volume decreased to 1940.22 mil shares worth RM2022.60 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 2007.36 mil shares worth RM1896.27 mil.
Leading Movers were HLFG (+40 sen to RM19.76), SIME (+4 sen to RM2.60), GENM (+7 sen to RM4.89), DIALOG (+4 sen to RM3.55) and RHBBANK (+5 sen to RM5.45). Lagging Movers were TM (-7 sen to RM3.13), MAHB (-12 sen to RM8.95), IHH (-3 sen to RM5.16), PETDAG (-10 sen to RM26.30) and PETGAS (-6 sen to RM18.94). Market breadth was negative with 404 gainers as compared to 412 losers.
The KLCI closed higher at 1803.70 points despite overnight mixed performance in US market. The performance of our local bourse was lifted by buying interest in heavy weight counters led by Hong Leong Financial Group.
Date : Thursday, 20-Sep-2018
Description Volume (Shares/Unit) Value (Rupiah) Frequency
ETF 108,302,100 10,148,352,700 34
Stock 9,145,624,901 7,383,093,195,437 420,336
Right 3,494,200 3,494,200 22
Warrant 112,245,100 22,896,345,000 1,222
Total 9,369,666,301 7,416,141,387,337 421,614
As of 20 September 2018 Unit: M.Baht
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 6,775.96 7,159.81 -383.85
Proprietary 9,609.01 8,400.89 1,208.12
Foreign 20,673.25 20,576.30 96.95
Individual 30,543.50 31,464.72 -921.22
Total Trading Value 67,601.73 M.Baht
SE Asia Stocks-Most rise on respite from trade war worries
* Indonesia rises in 2nd straight session
* Thai shares up for sixth session in seven
* Philippine index down for 3rd straight session
By Sumeet Gaikwad
Sept 20 - Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Thursday, in line with Asian peers and overnight gains on
Wall Street, while investors took heart as Sino-U.S. trade war pressures seemed to have eased.
Markets were cautious after a new round of tariffs between Washington and Beijing, which was seen as less severe than expected, but shrugged off worries amid emerging views that the impact of the trade spat on global economic growth might not be as heavy as previously feared.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.2 percent, while S&P 500 and the Dow
Jones industrial rose on Wednesday, with the Dow hitting its highest closing level since late January.
The Jakarta index rose for a second day to hit a near one-week high with broadbased gains.
Consumer and financials stocks were the biggest boost to the benchmark with Unilever Indonesia rising 1.8 percent,
while Bank Central Asia added 0.6 percent.
The index of the country's 45 most liquid stocks was up nearly 1 percent.
Financials also helped Malaysian stocks .KLSE hit an over one-week high, its second straight session of gains.
Lender Hong Leong Bank Bhd HLBB.KL rose 1.1 percent while resorts operator Genting Malaysia GENM.KL , the biggest boost to the benchmark, added 1.7 percent.
Thai shares .SETI climbed for a third straight session led by gains in energy stocks. PTT Pcl PTT.BK and PTT Exploration and Production PTTEP.BK were up 1.4 percent and 1.3 percent,respectively.
Oil rose for a third day amid another drawdown in U.S.inventories and strong U.S. gasoline demand, while signs OPEC may not raise output to address shrinking supplies from Iran also supported prices.
Singapore shares .STI were largely unchanged as gains in financials and consumer staples were offset by losses in
industrials and telecom stocks.
Meanwhile, Philippine shares .PSI fell for a third straight session as losses in real estate and industrial stocks
outweighed gains in financials.
Property developer SM Prime Holdings SMPH.PS was the biggest drag on the benchmark, falling nearly 2 percent, while shipping business International Container Terminal Services ICT.PS fell 3.5 percent.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS: AS AT 03230GMT
Market Current Previous Close Pct Move
Singapore 3176 3176.57 -0.02
Bangkok 1756.88 1749.8 0.40
Manila 7203.48 7221.23 - 0.25
Jakarta 5912.696 5873.597 0.67
Kuala Lumpur 1807.03 1800.71 0.35
Ho Chi Minh 997.25 995.54 0.17