SGX Market Updates

Consumer Sector Spotlight Continued Into Early December


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13 December 2016

  • While the STI generated a total return of 4.4% in the first 11 months of 2016, the three STI Consumer Staples Stocks averaged a 27.2% total return and the three STI Consumer Discretionary Stocks averaged a 15.2% total return.

  • Last week two Consumer Staples stocks - Bumitama Agri and Dairy Farm International Holdings, and two Consumer Discretionary stocks - Parkson Retail Asia and Genting Singapore, were among the 10 most actively traded stocks with the biggest volume increases. All four Consumer Sector plays gained last week, averaging a 5.3% total return.

  • While the Consumer Sectors were the strongest performers in the YTD, the Banks were the strongest performers of November. DBS Group Holdings was also amongst the 10 most actively traded stocks with the biggest volume increases last week. Based on SGX’s funds flow data, DBS saw the highest institutional investor net buy amount at S$61.5 million for the week ending 9 December 2016.



The Straits Times Index (STI) generated a total return of 4.4% in the first 11 months of 2016. The three STI Consumer Staples Stocks averaged a 27.2% total return and the three STI Consumer Discretionary Stocks averaged a 15.2% total return.


Momentum of the Consumer Sectors continued into the week ending 9 December – with the Consumer Sectors maintaining the largest representation among the 10 most actively traded stocks with the biggest volume increases for the week. Two of the four Consumer plays were Consumer Staples stocks – Bumitama Agri and Dairy Farm International Holdings. The two Consumer Discretionary stocks were Parkson Retail Asia and Genting Singapore. All four of these Consumer Sector stocks generated gains last week, averaging at 5.3% total return for the five sessions. This brought their average year-to-date total return to 4.8%.

For the purposes of this report, a stock qualifies to be actively traded if it has been listed on Singapore Exchange (SGX) for at least three months and maintains a three-month historical daily turnover of at least S$500,000.

Also making up the 10 most actively traded stocks with the biggest volume increases last week were two Industrials stocks, two Energy stocks, one Financial stock and one Utility stock. Nine of the 10 stocks made gains in total returns last week with the 10 stocks averaging 6.0% over the five sessions, bringing their average year-to-date total return to 22.1%.

Mermaid Maritime Public Company was the most actively traded stock with biggest volume increase last week. The average volume of shares traded last week was 10,033,820, almost triple its three-month average traded volume.

Meanwhile, Parkson Retail Asia was the most actively traded Consumer Sector stock with biggest volume increase last week. The average volume of shares traded last week was 10,362,400, almost two and the half times its three-month average traded volume. It generated a total return of 7.5% last week.


DBS saw Highest Net Institutional Inflow in the Week Ending 9 December 2016

While the Consumer Sectors were the strongest performers in the YTD, the Banks were the strongest performers of November. The average volume of shares traded last week for DBS Group Holdings (DBS) was 9,445,851, more than one and a half times its three-month average traded volume. It generated a total return of 10.2% in the year-to-date. Based on SGX’s funds flow data, DBS saw the highest institutional investor net buy amount at S$61.5 million for the week ending 9 December 2016.

Amongst the other top 10 volume leaders for last week, Dairy Farm International Holdings had the second highest net institutional buy amount at S$1.3 million with Mermaid Maritime at +S$0.6 million. Keppel Infrastructure Trust saw the largest net institutional outflow (-S$6.8 million) amongst the volume leaders, followed by Hutchison Port Holdings trust (-S$4.8 million) and Genting Singapore (-S$4.4 million). For more information please click here.

To see more details on price moves and corporate announcements of each of the actively traded stocks that saw the biggest increases in relative volumes, click on the stock name below.

Name SGX
Code
3 Month
Avg Vol
Traded
Last Week
Avg Vol
Traded
Vol
Variance
Last
Price
(SGD)
Price
Variance
3 Month
SDAV
(S$)
Mermaid Maritime Public Co DU4 3,810,312 10,033,820 163.33% 0.155 34.12% 503,255
Parkson Retail Asia O9E 4,310,928 10,362,400 140.38% 0.129 -13.18% 650,446
Acromec 43F 2,111,828 4,035,540 91.09% 0.515 -12.12% 1,127,834
Hutchison Port Hldgs Trust NS8U 891,568 1,641,260 84.09% 0.615 2.66% 526,690
Keppel Infra Trust A7RU 3,047,383 5,363,440 76.00% 0.485 -2.67% 1,506,309
Bumitama Agri P8Z 721,994 1,222,080 69.26% 0.825 10.37% 550,391
Genting Singapore G13 24,916,662 41,457,940 66.39% 0.980 18.79% 21,831,397
Dairy Farm Int'l Hldgs D01 348,585 578,560 65.97% 10.706 7.03% 3,514,118
KrisEnergy SK3 21,647,613 35,499,780 63.99% 0.200 34.77% 3,532,174
DBS Group Hldgs D05 5,767,250 9,445,851 63.78% 17.830 12.81% 93,121,370

Source: SGX, Bloomberg & SGX StockFacts (data as of 12 December 2016)
*Note: Includes only stocks that have generated at least S$500,000 in daily turnover over past three months, Stocks with IPO Dates within the past three Months have been excluded from reporting.
Volume Variance is the percentage variance of the Last Week Average Volume Traded and three Month Average Volume Traded.
Price Variance is the % variance of the Last Traded Price of a counter and its 3 Month Average Closing Price.




Name SGX
Code
Market Cap
in S$M
Total
Return
YTD
%
Total
Return
2nd Week
of Dec
%
P/E Dvd Ind
Yld %
GICS® Sector Name
Mermaid Maritime Public Co DU4 219 7.3 9.9 N/A N/A Energy
Parkson Retail Asia O9E 87 -50.1 7.5 N/A 4.0 Consumer Discretionary
Acromec 43F 62 160.2 15.7 N/A 0.5 Industrials
Hutchison Port Hldgs Trust NS8U 5365 -10.4 3.2 15.6 8.4 Industrials
Keppel Infra Trust A7RU 1871 1.5 1.0 44.5 7.7 Utilities
Bumitama Agri P8Z 1448 15.6 5.1 16.2 0.6 Consumer Staples
Genting Singapore G13 11772 28.4 2.1 118.1 1.6 Consumer Discretionary
Dairy Farm Int'l Hldgs D01 14564 25.5 6.6 23.5 2.7 Consumer Staples
KrisEnergy SK3 299 32.5 9.3 N/A N/A Energy
DBS Group Hldgs D05 45239 10.2 -0.3 10.3 3.4 Financials
Average 22.1 6.0

Source: SGX, Bloomberg & SGX StockFacts (data as of 12 December 2016)







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