ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
22 September 2017
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 6.43 points or 0.2% higher to 3220.25, taking the year-to-date performance to +11.78%. For longer term observations please go to sgx.com/research.
The top active stocks today were CWT, which gained 0.43%, DBS, which gained 0.44%, Singtel, which closed unchanged, OCBC Bank, which gained 0.63% and UOB, with a 0.90% advance.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index declined 0.16%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.11%.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
Nikko Am Singapore STI ETF (+0.30%)
SPDR Gold Shares (+0.14%)
STI ETF (unchanged)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
CapitaLand Commercial Trust (-1.48%)
Ascendas REIT (+0.38%)
CapitaLand Mall Trust (unchanged)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
DBS MB eCW180226 (+0.95%)
UOB MB ePW171106 (-11.67%)
DBS MB ePW180115 (-4.49%)
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 3,220.25 +6.43 3,213.82 -4.25
Volume: 1,404.7M 1,790.1M
Value: $1,024.2M $1,117M
Gainers/Losers: 165/229 215/211
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
21 September 2017
The FBM KLCI index lost 2.54 points or 0.14% on Thursday. The Finance Index increased 0.10% to 16758.74 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.44% to 1248.37 points and the Plantation Index down 0.10% to 7917.27 points. The market traded within a range of 5.61 points between an intra-day high of 1776.31 and a low of 1770.70 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include HIBISCS, UMWOG, TRIVE-WB, TRIVE, KNM, HUAAN, SUMATEC, ALAM, MLAB and BORNOIL. Trading volume increased to 3250.36 mil shares worth RM2413.98 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 3148.35 mil shares worth RM2383.82 mil.
Leading Movers were RHBBANK (+13 sen to RM5.28), ASTRO (+3 sen to RM2.75), AXIATA (+5 sen to RM5.08), MAXIS (+4 sen to RM5.76) and CIMB (+4 sen to RM6.35). Lagging Movers were WPRTS (-11 sen to RM3.77), PETGAS (-34 sen to RM18.02), GENM (-9 sen to RM5.60), AMMB (-6 sen to RM4.50) and GENTING (-11 sen to RM9.75). Market breadth was negative with 385 gainers as compared to 473 losers.
The KLCI closed lower at 1771.04 points despite overnight gains in US market. Market sentiment was muted ahead the Awal Muharram public holiday on Friday.
Date As of: 22 September 2017
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 316,000 31,104,800 24
Stock 8,034,410,485 7,542,280,590,663 291,229
Warrant 12,504,300 669,749,200 736
Total 8,047,230,785 7,542,981,444,663 291,989
As of 22 September 2017 Unit: M.Baht
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 6,657.26 7,461.22 -803.96
Proprietary 8,033.36 7,083.30 950.05
Foreign 18,752.53 20,723.45 -1,970.92
Individual 31,055.69 29,230.86 1,824.83
Total Trading Value 64,498.84 M.Baht
SE Asia Stocks-Indonesia hits one-month closing high; N.Korea jitters weigh
Indonesian shares closed at a near one-month high on Friday with investors awaiting the central bank's policy rate decision later in the day, while renewed tensions over Korean peninsula weighed on other markets in the
Indonesia shares .JKSE ended 0.09 percent up, after hitting an all-time high earlier in the session, and added 0.7
percent on the week.
A Reuters poll showed that Indonesia's central bank is expected to keep its benchmark interest rate unchanged on
"Seems like the market movement points to the fact that they are going to cut the rate," said Taye Shim, head of research, Mirae Asset Sekuritas.
Bank Indonesia surprised the market with a rate cut last month, as officials cited weaker-than-expected second-quarter
economic growth, a low inflation rate, a stable rupiah IDR= and its forecast of fewer rate hikes in the United States as reasons behind the cut, its first since October.
Data showed that August headline consumer prices had slowed, rising 3.82 percent from a year ago compared with July's 3.88 percent.
"It's pretty much a condition where the local macro backdrop remains very favourable for monetary easing," Shim added.
Other markets in the region were edgy after North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said he believes the country could consider a nuclear test on an "unprecedented scale" in the Pacific Ocean.
Thai shares .SETI ended down, with energy and industrial stocks being the biggest drags on the index. Oil and gas refiner PTT Pcl PTT.BK and Airports of Thailand Pcl AOT.BK led the losses, closing down 1.9 percent and 2.1 percent, respectively.
The index ended the week 0.1 percent lower.
The Philippine stock index .PSI closed flat, adding 1.2 percent for the week.
Malaysia's stock market .KLSE was closed for a local holiday.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Previous Pct Move
Singapore 3220.25 3213.82 0.20
Bangkok 1659.05 1670.49 -0.68
Manila 8281.27 8286.86 -0.07
Jakarta 5911.708 5906.573 0.09
Ho Chi Minh 807.13 803.93 0.40