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Asian and Australian Stocks While You Were Sleeping

Jun 05, 2018

Japanese Stock Market News

  • Japanese stocks finished higher with the Nikkei 225 gaining 0.28%
  • Telecommunication services (+1.29%), consumer staples (+0.38%), and materials stocks (+0.15%) were the biggest outperformers
  • Financials (-0.21%) was the only sector in the red in the Nikkei 225
  • Market breadth for the Nikkei 225 was neutral with 106 stocks advancing and 106 stocks declining
  • Volume in the Nikkei 225 is 15.72% below its 10-day average
  • Japan’s household spending fell 1.3% in April Y/Y, which was below the consensus of a 0.8% Y/Y increase in spending
  • May services PMI for Japan was reported at 51.7, down from 52.5 in April

Chinese Stock Market News

  • Chinese and Hong Kong stocks rose across the board with the Hang Seng rising 0.31%, the CSI 300 increasing 0.99%, and the Shanghai Composite posting a return of 0.74%
  • Information technology (+1.23%), real estate (+1.15%), and telecommunications services stocks (+0.50%) were the notable outperformers in the Hang Seng
  • Energy (-1.34%) and consumer discretionary (-0.79%) were the only two sectors to post negative returns in the Hang Seng
  • Market breadth for the Hang Seng was positive with 30 out of 50 stocks finishing higher
  • Volume in the Hang Seng was softer than usual (21.19% below its 10-day average)

Indian Stock Market News

  • Indian stocks broadly declined with the Sensex down 0.31% and the Nifty 50 falling 0.33%
  • Energy (+0.32%) and financials stocks (+0.16%) were the most significant outperformers in the Sensex
  • Telecommunications (-2.15%) and industrials (-1.70%) were the worst performing sectors in the Sensex
  • Market breadth in the Sensex was notably negative as only 8 of 31 stocks advanced
  • Volume across India was relatively in line with its 10-day average

Australian Stock Market News

  • Australian stocks closed lower today with the ASX 200 sliding 0.51%
  • Real estate (-1.88%), energy (-1.26%), and materials stocks (-1.01%) were the biggest decliners in the ASX 200
  • Consumer staples (+0.14%), financials (+0.13%), and telecommunications (+0.02%) were the only sectors in positive territory
  • Market breadth for the ASX 200 was decidedly negative with 57 stocks advancing compared to 124 declines
  • Volume in Aussie markets was 16.44% higher than 10-day average levels
  • Australia’s 1Q2018 current account balance came in at (AUD$10.5 billion), which was below projections of a (AUD$9.9 billion) balance
  • As was expected, the RBA left interest rates unchanged at 1.5%, citing low inflation

What is Going on with Asian & Australian Currencies?

  • AUD$ is -0.46% to AUD$0.7614/USD$, after the RBA decision to maintain interest rate levels
  • INR ? is -0.06%, to INR ? 0.0149/USD$
  • JPY¥ is +0.10%, to JPY¥0.0091/USD$
  • CNY¥ is +0.03%, to CNY¥0.1561/USD$

Highlights from the Asian & Australian Bond Market

  • Indian sovereign bonds are rallying, with the yield on India’s 10-year bond down 3.1 basis points to 7.836%
  • Chinese 10-year government bonds are selling-off, with the yield on China’s 10-year up 2.3 basis points to 3.658%
  • The yield on the Thai 10-year soverign bond are down 6.1 basis points to 2.529%

*Data in Price Return

Nikkei 225 Movers

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Outperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Astellas Pharma Inc TSE:4503 1738.50 39 2.29% 9.88M
Eisai Co Ltd TSE:4523 8226 181 2.25% 1.58M
Mitsui E&S Holdings Co Ltd TSE:7003 1530 33 2.20% 1.36M
SoftBank Group Corp TSE:9984 8032 170 2.16% 6.24M
Dowa Holdings Co Ltd TSE:5714 3660 70 1.95% 320.20k

 

Underperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
JGC Corp TSE:1963 2209 -78 -3.41% 2.36M
TOTO Ltd TSE:5332 5630 -180 -3.10% 545.50k
Otsuka Holdings Co Ltd TSE:4578 5332 -167 -3.04% 1.59M
Inpex Corp TSE:1605 1195.50 -37 -3.00% 8.11M
Chiyoda Corp TSE:6366 928 -24 -2.52% 2.05M

Hang Seng Movers

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Outperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
China Overseas Land & Investment Ltd SEHK:688  28.20 1.10 4.06% 33.34M
China Resources Land Ltd SEHK:1109 31.60 1.05 3.44% 16.10M
Country Garden Holdings Co Ltd SEHK:2007 17.00 0.54 3.28% 73.65M
Hengan International Group Co Ltd SEHK:1044 78.50 1.85 2.41% 3.64M
CSPC Pharmaceutical Group Ltd SEHK:1093 26.00 0.45 1.76% 34.38M

 

Underperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Want Want China Holdings Ltd SEHK:151  7.43 -0.39 -4.99% 43.96M
China Petroleum & Chemical Corp SEHK:386  7.59 -0.20 -2.57% 186.22M
Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd SEHK:27 H 65.15 -1.65 -2.47% 21.17M
China Shenhua Energy Co Ltd SEHK:1088 20.95 -0.45 -2.10% 15.34M
Henderson Land Development Co Ltd SEHK:12 H 46.95 -0.87 -1.82% 5.42M

Sensex Movers

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Outperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Reliance Industries Ltd NSEI:RELIANCE 947.85 8.50 0.90% 289.43k
Tata Steel Ltd BSE:500470 571.95 5.00 0.88% 620.81k
Housing Development Finance Corp Ltd BSE:500010 1847.05 14.35 0.78% 18.14k
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd BSE:532500 8810.35 60.00 0.69% 26.86k
HDFC Bank Ltd NSEI:HDFCBANK 2060.55 14.00 0.68% 138.03k

 

Underperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Coal India Ltd NSEI:COALINDIA 285.40 -6.90 -2.36% 437.74k
Bharti Airtel Ltd BSE:532454 363.80 -8.05 -2.16% 826.35k
Larsen & Toubro Ltd BSE:500510 1334.00 -26.30 -1.93% 76.15k
Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd BSE:500124 1959.60 -37.35 -1.87% 27.07k
Yes Bank Ltd BSE:532648 336.70 -6.30 -1.84% 350.63k

ASX 200 Movers

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Outperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
a2 Milk Co Ltd ASX:A2M  9.99 0.57 6.05% 6.29M
WiseTech Global Ltd ASX:WTC  15.25 0.65 4.45% 837.51k
Altium Ltd ASX:ALU  22.43 0.67 3.08% 572.39k
GUD Holdings Ltd ASX:GUD  13.40 0.40 3.08% 388.36k
Xero Ltd ASX:XRO  42.30 1.18 2.87% 477.19k

 

Underperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Pact Group Holdings Ltd ASX:PGH  5.27 -0.27 -4.87% 1.92M
Southern Cross Media Group Ltd ASX:SXL  1.22 -0.06 -4.71% 1.20M
Mayne Pharma Group Ltd ASX:MYX  0.85 -0.04 -3.98% 21.84M
Atlas Arteria Ltd ASX:ALX  6.33 -0.24 -3.65% 2.51M
Mirvac Group ASX:MGR  2.22 -0.08 -3.48% 28.48M