ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
17 December 2015
The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 20.26 points or 0.71% higher to 2861.18, taking the year-to-date performance to -14.98%.
The top active stocks today were SingTel, which gained 0.53%, DBS, which gained 0.49%, UOB, which gained 0.16%, CapitaLand, which gained 0.62% and OCBC Bank, with a 0.93% advance.
The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index gained 0.44%, while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.60%.
The outperforming sectors today were represented by the FTSE ST Basic Materials Index, which rose 1.98%. The two biggest stocks of the Index - Midas Holdings and NSL – ended 3.77% higher and 0.35% higher respectively.
The underperforming sector was the FTSE ST Health Care Index, which slipped 0.44%. Raffles Medical Group shares declined 1.43% and Tianjin Zhongxin Pharmaceutical Group Corporation remained unchanged.
The three most active Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) by value today were:
Sti Etf (+0.69%)
Dbxt Msci China Trn Etf 10 (+0.73%)
Dbxt Msci Brazil Trn Etf 10 (unchanged)
The three most active Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by value were:
Ascendas Reit (unchanged)
Suntec Reit (+1.96%)
Capitacom Trust (+2.28%)
The most active index warrants by value today were:
The most active stock warrants by value today were:
DBS MB eCW160704 (+0.81%)
UOB MB eCW160704 (+2.40%)
OCBC Bk MBePW160510 (-4.62%)
Singapore Stock Market
*ST Index 2,861.18 +20.26 2,840.92 +25.4
Volume: 921.5M 945.2M
Value: $1,056.2M $980.7M
Gainers/Losers: 226/164 235/160
Daily Market Commentary (Securities)
17 December 2015
The FBM KLCI index gained 22.39 points or 1.37% on Thursday. The Finance Index increased 1.39% to 14172.48 points, the Properties Index up 1.18% to 1181.87 points and the Plantation Index rose 1.77% to 7467.46 points. The market traded within a range of 21.40 points between an intra-day high of 1656.52 and a low of 1635.12 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include XOX, RSENA-WA, APFT, CAP, INSTACO, FBMKLCI-HK, UEMS-C20, COMFORT, BORNOIL and MRCB-WA. Trading volume increased to 1948.92 mil shares worth RM2252.35 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 1674.07 mil shares worth RM1767.29 mil.
Leading Movers were AMMB (+18 sen to RM4.49), IOICORP (+16 sen to RM4.28), UMW (+26 sen to RM7.88), CIMB (+15 sen to RM4.60) and BAT (+170 sen to RM55.40). Lagging Movers were SKPETRO (-2 sen to RM1.84), PETDAG (-12 sen to RM24.08), PETGAS (-4 sen to RM22.34), IHH (-3 sen to RM6.39) and DIGI (-3 sen to RM5.16). Market breadth was positive with 594 gainers as compared to 298 losers.
The KLCI surged and closed higher at 1656.52 points amid overnight gains in US market following the rate hike by FED. The performance of our local bourse was in tandem with our regional peers.
Date As of: 17 December 2015
Description Volume Value Frequency
ETF 5,001,800 1,285,670,800 05
Stock 6,174,955,460 6,265,725,793,944 240,923
Warrant 1,374,190 16,592,845 159
Total 6,181,331,450 6,267,028,057,589 241,087
Type Buy Sell Net
Institution 4,872.28 3,559.41 1,312.87
Proprietary 5,484.93 4,627.27 857.66
Foreign 9,253.07 12,613.91 -3,360.85
Individual 25,999.53 24,809.20 1,190.32
Total Trading Value 45,609.80 M.Baht
Vietnam index rises in volatile trade after Fed hike
Vietnam's benchmark VN Index .VNI rose for a third straight session on Thursday and closed 0.8 percent higher in volatile trade after the U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates on Wednesday.
The Fed raised the range of its benchmark interest rate to between 0.25 percent and 0.5 percent, noting that the rate hike was a tentative beginning to a "gradual" tightening cycle.
Shares of banks and insurance companies led the gains with BIDV BID.HM , the country's biggest listed bank by assets, up 4.37 percent and top insurer BaoViet Holdings BVH.HM 6.43 percent higher.
As many as 90.8 million shares changed hands, the lowest level since Dec. 7.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index .VNI at the close
VN Index 577.11
PREV. CLOSE 572.55
% CHANGE +0.8%
SE Asia Stocks-Higher; Indonesia, Philippine central banks hold rates
Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Thursday as a widely expected increase in U.S. interest rates prompted investors to buy battered shares, with Indonesia and the Philippines leading regional peers after central banks kept interest rates steady.
The Jakarta composite index .JKSE finished up 1.6 percent at 4,555.96, the highest close in more than two weeks. The Philippines' key index .PSI ended up 1.4 percent at a more than one-week high.
Central banks of Indonesia and the Philippines both decided to leave benchmark interest rates unchanged as expected on Thursday after the Federal Reserve hiked U.S. interest rates.
The overall Indonesian stock market saw net foreign buying worth 1.1 trillion rupiah ($78.54 million), the biggest one-day inflow since early July.
Stocks in Singapore .STI and Malaysia .KLSE hit over one-week closing highs, while Thai .SETI and Vietnam .VNI stocks both touched multi-week closing highs.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN STOCK MARKETS
Market Current Prev Close Pct Move
Singapore 2861.18 2840.92 +0.71
Kuala Lumpur 1656.52 1634.13 +1.37
Bangkok 1310.34 1299.12 +0.86
Jakarta 4555.96 4483.45 +1.62
Manila 6905.70 6807.72 +1.44
Ho Chi Minh 577.11 572.55 +0.80