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SGX Institutional Fund Flow Monthly Tracker January 2017


02 February 2017

Sector Returns and Institutional Fund Flow Shifts

Industrials, Real Estate Developers, and Energy total returns paced overall Singapore stock market in January

In the month of January, the market capitalization weighted average total returns for the overall Singapore stock market was at +4.5%, which compares with the Straits Times Index (STI) +5.8%.

By sector*, the market was paced by Industrials (+7.5%), Real Estate Developers (+7.5%) and Energy (+6.7%). Health Care was the only declining sector for the month at -2.4%.

Institutional investors net buy (+)/sell (-) at (+S$75.9m) in January, vs. (-S$572.4m) in December. Financials, Telecommunication Services and Energy were the top net buy sectors.

Institutional investors net bought (+S$75.9m) in the month of January, this compares with a net sell (-S$572.4m) in December. Financials (+S$233.4m), Telecommunication Services (+S$32.7m), and Energy (+S$7.6m) were the top net buy sectors in January.

Notably, the Telecommunication Services sector was net bought after six consecutive months of net sell. The top net sell sectors were Industrials (-S$87.8m), Real Estate/REITs (-S$70.1m), and Consumer Discretionary (-S$22.5m).

DBS and OCBC net bought for third consecutive month (+S$1.3bn). Wilmar and Keppel Corp continue to see net buys as both crude and palm oil prices recover.

Singapore banks DBS and OCBC saw net buying activities for the third consecutive month at a combined value of (+S$1.3bn).

Notably, Wilmar has been in the top 10 net buy list for five consecutive months on a recovery in crude palm oil prices. Keppel Corp continues to be net bought (+S$47.0m) as WTI crude oil remains above the US$50/bbl level.

ComfortDelGro was the top net sell stock (-S$55.9m) for January amidst ongoing concerns on growing competition in the local taxi industry. Investors also continue to net sell CapitaLand Mall Trust, SPH, Sheng Siong and Thai Beverage for consecutive months.

Jan ’17 GICS® Sectors*
Institution Net Buy(+) / Sell(-)
Health Care5.5
Information Technology-2.9
Consumer Staples-12.9
Consumer Discretionary-22.5
Real Estate/REITs-70.1

Jan ’17 Top Institution Net Buy (+) StocksS$M
Keppel Corp47.0
City Developments35.8
Jan ’17 Top Institution Net Sell (-) StocksS$M
Global Logistic Properties-52.3
HPH Trust-40.5
Singapore Post-38.0
CapitaLand Mall Trust-35.4
Thai Beverage-25.6
Keppel REIT-19.4

Source: Singapore Exchange (January 2017)
*Refers to Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS®)
Definition: Institutional fund flows is derived by subtracting retail account flow and MMLP flow from TOTAL ST markets flows. Net buy/sell amount is derived by subtracting total sell amount from total buy amount.
Note: Fund flow data for all SGX-listed companies only.

GICS® Sectors*
Institution Net Buy(+)/Sell(-)
Feb 16Mar 16Apr 16May 16Jun 16Jul 16Aug 16Sep 16Oct 16Nov 16Dec 16Jan 17
Consumer Discretionary14.932.164.93.1-24.8-26.2-6.210.0-22.957.5-77-22.5
Consumer Staples31.439.786.658.7-28.9-18.024.913.634.723.1-38.1-12.9
Health Care-7.3-8.6-0.712.90.13.7-
Information Technology-9.2-3.7-13.622.218.312.816.1-2.62-30.7-19.4-2.9
Real Estate/REITs-136.6-202.235.2-23.9-73.7160.677.8-51.3-274.2-299.8-322.2-70.1
Telecommunication Services72.4-163.916.4180.4172.9-60.7-7.5-150.4-104.0-378.2-266.232.7

Source: Singapore Exchange (January 2017)
*Refers to Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS®)
Definition: Institutional fund flow (net buy/sell) is derived by subtracting retail account flow (net buy/sell) and MMLP flow (net buy/sell) from total Singapore stock market (net buy/sell). Net buy/sell amount is derived by subtracting total sell amount from total buy amount.
Note: Fund flow data for all SGX-listed companies only.

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