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Asian and Australian Stocks While You Were Sleeping

May 16, 2018

General Asia

  • North Korea has called off negotiations with South Korea over South Korea-US joint military drills, and threatened to cancel the US-North Korea summit if the US demands “one-sided” surrender of North Korean nuclear weapons

Japanese Markets

  • Japanese stocks finished lower with the Nikkei 255 -0.44%
  • Telecommunications stocks (-1.46%) were the largest laggards in the Nikkei 225
  • Healthcare (+0.84%) and financials (+0.27%) were only sectors in the black
  • Japan’s 1Q2018 GDP growth came in softer than expected (-0.6% vs -0.2% projected). This was the first quarterly contraction in Japan’s GDP since 4Q2015
  • JPY¥/USD$ +0.17%

Chinese Markets

  • Chinese and Hong Kong stocks moved down across the board with the Hang Seng -0.13%, the CSI 300 -0.80%, and the Shanghai Composite -0.71%
  • Energy stocks (+0.29%) are the best performers in the Hang Seng
  • Consumer discretionary (-1.17%) stocks leading the Hang Seng lower
  • Yields on the Hong Kong 10-year are +0.07%, with prices down to 94.574
  • China April new home prices +0.5% m/m vs +0.4% prior

Indian Markets

  • Indian stocks broadly declined with the Sensex -0.44%, and the Nifty 50 -0.56%
  • Underperformance in energy (-2.02%) weighed on the Sensex
  • Consumer staples stocks (+1.42%) were the largest outperformers

Australian Markets

  • Australian stocks rose today with the ASX +0.15%
  • Energy (+1.32%) was the best performing sector in the ASX 200
  • Real estate stocks (-0.77%) were the most significant laggards
  • Australian 10-year bonds retreating, with yields on the 10-year +0.05%

*Data in Price Return

Nikkei 225 Movers

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Outperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Nisshin Steel Co Ltd TSE:5413 1728 233 15.59% 2.18M
Toyo Seikan Group Holdings Ltd TSE:5901 1870 182 10.78% 2.32M
NTN Corp TSE:6472 517 26 5.30% 11.42M
Japan Steel Works Ltd/The TSE:5631 3675 175 5.00% 701.90k
Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd TSE:4506 1906 82 4.50% 1.57M

 

Underperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Ebara Corp TSE:6361 3765 -210 -5.28% 1.04M
Kuraray Co Ltd TSE:3405 1815 -82 -4.32% 2.86M
Obayashi Corp TSE:1802 1181 -50 -4.06% 4.50M
Japan Post Holdings Co Ltd TSE:6178 1283 -50 -3.75% 12.24M
Kajima Corp TSE:1812 977 -36 -3.55% 6.99M

Hang Seng Movers

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Outperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
AAC Technologies Holdings Inc SEHK:2018 112.80 2.70 2.45% 11.14M
WH Group Ltd SEHK:288  8.38 0.20 2.44% 47.12M
Hengan International Group Co Ltd SEHK:1044 72.50 1.45 2.04% 2.71M
Sunny Optical Technology Group Co Ltd SEHK:2382 152.30 2.70 1.80% 6.36M
CNOOC Ltd SEHK:883  14.24 0.20 1.42% 66.65M

 

Underperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Wharf Real Estate Investment Co Ltd SEHK:1997 61.05 -2.15 -3.40% 4.22M
Bank of East Asia Ltd/The SEHK:23  33.50 -0.75 -2.19% 1.75M
Sands China Ltd SEHK:1928 46.15 -0.85 -1.81% 10.12M
Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd SEHK:27  67.15 -1.10 -1.61% 13.16M
Hang Seng Bank Ltd SEHK:11  198.00 -2.80 -1.39% 1.59M

Sensex Movers

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Outperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Hindustan Unilever Ltd BSE:500696 1574.20 58.20 3.84% 121.41k
ITC Ltd NSEI:ITC 285.95 4.15 1.47% 952.10k
Wipro Ltd BSE:5007685 274.30 3.90 1.44% 101.64k
Yes Bank Ltd BSE:532648 349.50 3.85 1.11% 470.42k
Asian Paints Ltd NSEI:ASIANPAINT 1320.80 10.75 0.82% 354.56k

 

Underperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
ICICI Bank Ltd NSEI:ICICIBANK 297.90 -10.10 -3.28% 764.41k
Reliance Industries Ltd NSEI:RELIANCE 956.45 -22.90 -2.34% 1.29M
State Bank of India NSEI:SBIN 243.15 -5.45 -2.19% 1.53M
Hero MotoCorp Ltd BSE:500182 3576.40 -76.85 -2.10% 18.94k
Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone Ltd NSEI:ADANIPORTS 403.90 -4.85 -1.19% 78.98k

ASX 200 Movers

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Outperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Whitehaven Coal Ltd ASX:WHC 5.33 0.34 6.81% 13.64M
InvoCare Ltd ASX:IVC 12.47 0.61 5.14% 1.25M
Domino's Pizza Enterprises Ltd ASX:DMP 44.37 1.80 4.23% 397.61k
JB Hi-Fi Ltd ASX:JBH 23.30 0.94 4.20% 854.97k
Sims Metal Management Ltd ASX:SGM 17.37 0.66 3.95% 983.88k

 

Underperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
a2 Milk Co Ltd ASX:A2M 10.54 -1.59 -13.11% 22.17M
Bellamy's Australia Ltd ASX:BAL 17.31 -1.90 -9.89% 2.46M
Sigma Healthcare Ltd ASX:SIG 0.72 -0.05 -5.88% 6.96M
Vocus Group Ltd ASX:VOC 2.45 -0.14 -5.41% 2.90M
CYBG PLC ASX:CYB 5.55 -0.29 -4.97% 4.14M