Asian and Australian Stocks While You Were Sleeping

Jun 07, 2018

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  • Japanese stocks finished higher today with the Nikkei 225 rising 0.87%
  • All sectors in the Nikkei 225 were in positive territory
  • Consumer staples (+1.33%), materials (+1.29%), and industrials (+1.00%) were the biggest outperformers in the Nikkei 225
  • Market breadth for the Nikkei 225 was positive with 148 stocks advancing compared to 56 declines
  • Volume in the Nikkei 225 was 7.49% below its 10-day average
  • Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono stated that Japan will continue to impose sanctions against North Korea, until the country relinquishes its nuclear arsenal

Chinese Stock Market

  • Chinese and Hong Kong stocks were mixed with the Hang Sang advancing 0.81%, while the CSI 300 dipped 0.17%, and the Shanghai Composite slid 0.18%
  • Financials (+1.16%), consumer staples (+1.00%), and information technology stocks (+0.79%) were the most significant outperformers in the Hang Seng
  • Healthcare (-2.92%) was the only sector in the red
  • Market breadth for the Hang Seng was notably positive with 35 out of 50 stocks finishing higher
  • Volume in the Hang Seng was 7.03% below its 10-day levels
  • The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has unveiled a program for China Depository Receipts (CDR), which will enable off-shore listed Chinese firms (such as Alibaba (BABA) and Baidu (BIDU) to trade domestically in China. The CDRS are expected to start trading this summer, and possibly as early as July
  • According to a Reuters report, China’s Commerce Ministry spokesman Gao Feng remarked that china does not want Sino-American trade tensions to escalate further, and that progress is being made towards quelling trade frictions

Indian Stock Market

  • Indian stocks advanced across the board with the Sensex climbing 0.81%, and the Nifty 50 up 0.78%
  • Materials (+2.94%), energy (+1.50%), and consumer discretionary stocks (+1.08%) advanced the most in the Sensex
  • Healthcare stocks (-0.08%) were the only stocks to post negative returns in the Sensex
  • Market breadth for the Sensex was overwhelmingly positive with 25 out of 31 stocks gaining on the day
  • Volume across Indian markets was modestly below usual levels (2.90% below 10-day average)

Australian Stock Market

  • Australian stocks rose today, with the ASX 200 posting a +0.53% return

  • Energy (+1.34%), materials (+1.30%), and consumer staples stocks (+0.98%) were the best performers in the ASX 200
  • Real estate (-0.43%), utilities (-0.11%), and information technology stocks (-0.02%) were the largest laggards in the ASX 200
  • Market breadth for the ASX 200 was decidedly positive with 113 stocks advancing compared to 79 declines
  • Volume across Australian markets was 88.76% above average 10-day levels
  • Australia’s trade surplus for April narrowed AUD$977 million, softly below the consensus balance of AUD$1.0 billion. Australian exports declined 2.0% M/M in April, compared to a 1.0% M/M growth rate in March

What is Going on with Asian and Australian Currencies?

  • AUD$ is down 0.23%, to AUD$0.746/USD$
  • INR ? has depreciated 0.32%, to INR?0.148/USD$
  • CNY¥ is 0.03% weaker, to CNY¥0.156/USD$
  • JPY¥ is up 0.16%, to JPY¥0.009/USD$

Highlights from the Asian & Australian Bond Market

  • Aussie treasuries are significantly lower, and yields on the Australian 10-year bond have climbed 8.1 basis points to 2.840%
  • Hong Kong sovereign treasuries are down today, with the yield on the Hong Kong 10-year up 6.3 basis points to 2.208%
  • Yield on the Indian 10-year bond have risen 7.7 basis points to 7.987%
  • Chinese treasuries have declined, with yields on China’s 10-year up 1.4 basis points to 3.665%

 

*Data in Price Return

Nikkei 225 Movers

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Outperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Shiseido Co Ltd TSE:4911 9177 490 5.64% 6.22M
Pacific Metals Co Ltd TSE:5541 4100 170 4.33% 430.00k
Showa Denko KK TSE:4004 4890 195 4.15% 2.39M
Sumitomo Metal Mining Co Ltd TSE:5713 4710 179 3.95% 2.88M
Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co Ltd TSE:5232 523 17 3.36% 3.49M

 

Underperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Maruha Nichiro Corp TSE:1333 3970 -130 -3.17% 376.90k
Olympus Corp TSE:7733 4095 -125 -2.96% 1.27M
Sompo Holdings Inc TSE:8630 4700 -138 -2.85% 4.31M
Yamaha Motor Co Ltd TSE:7272 3075 -75 -2.38% 3.39M
Toho Co Ltd/Tokyo TSE:9602 3720 -75 -1.98% 324.10k

 

Hang Seng Movers

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Outperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd SEHK:175  24.05 0.80 3.44% 71.57M
Want Want China Holdings Ltd SEHK:151  8.11 0.21 2.66% 18.69M
China Mengniu Dairy Co Ltd SEHK:2319 29.40 0.60 2.08% 13.53M
Hang Seng Bank Ltd SEHK:11  201.60 3.90 1.97% 1.69M
China Overseas Land & Investment Ltd SEHK:688  29.00 0.55 1.93% 27.12M

 

Underperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
China Merchants Port Holdings Co Ltd SEHK:144  17.56 -0.70 -3.83% 3.87M
CSPC Pharmaceutical Group Ltd SEHK:1093 24.90 -0.75 -2.92% 34.61M
CNOOC Ltd SEHK:883  13.46 -0.20 -1.46% 66.63M
Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd SEHK:27  64.95 -0.95 -1.44% 16.79M
Hang Lung Properties Ltd SEHK:101  18.08 -0.18 -0.99% 4.09M

 

Sensex Movers

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Outperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Tata Steel Ltd BSE:500470 601.35 21.65 3.73% 636.50k
Tata Motors Ltd BSE:500570 305.30 9.80 3.32% 1.36M
ICICI Bank Ltd NSEI:ICICIBANK 290.95 7.15 2.52% 618.63k
Axis Bank Ltd BSE:532215 542.15 11.95 2.25% 1.16M
Wipro Ltd BSE:507685 264.55 5.15 1.99% 57.21k

 

Underperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Coal India Ltd NSEI:COALINDIA 289.05 -2.00 -0.69% 72.08k
IndusInd Bank Ltd BSE:532187 1904.70 -11.20 -0.58% 24.73k
Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd BSE:500247 1308.45 -7.55 -0.57% 430.09k
State Bank of India NSEI:SBIN 269.25 -0.65 -0.24% 1.04M
Bharti Airtel Ltd BSE:532454 379.95 -0.40 -0.11% 212.36k

 

ASX 200 Movers

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Outperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
CIMIC Group Ltd ASX:CIM 42.48 2.30 5.72% 476.87k
Mayne Pharma Group Ltd ASX:MYX 0.87 0.05 5.49% 7.79M
a2 Milk Co Ltd ASX:A2M 10.39 0.45 4.53% 7.57M
Santos Ltd ASX:STO 6.00 0.22 3.81% 8.24M
Sandfire Resources NL ASX:SFR 9.60 0.34 3.67% 1.30M

 

Underperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Orocobre Ltd ASX:ORE 5.38 -0.40 -6.92% 3.18M
Retail Food Group Ltd ASX:RFG 0.67 -0.04 -5.63% 3.39M
AMP Ltd ASX:AMP 3.62 -0.11 -2.95% 15.90M
carsales.com Ltd ASX:CAR 14.27 -0.41 -2.79% 1.71M
Blackmores Ltd ASX:BKL 141.00 -3.39 -2.35% 64.60k