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Asian and Australian Stocks While You Were Sleeping

Jun 11, 2018

Asian & Australian Markets

  • Sentiment in Asia was moderately positive, with focus shifting from last week’s G-7 meeting to the upcoming US-North Korea summit. Economic data out of China was mixed, while economic results out of Japan were stronger than expected

Japanese Stock Market

  • Japanese stocks finished higher today with the Nikkei 225 advancing 0.48%
  • Consumer staples (+1.16%), consumer discretionary (+1.16%), and telecommunications stocks (+0.99%) were the biggest outperformers in the Nikkei 225
  • Materials (-0.84%) and information technology stocks (-0.27%) were the worst performers
  • Market breadth for the Nikkei 255 was positive with 126 stocks advancing, compared to 90 declines
  • Volume in the Nikkei 225 was 28.71% below its 10-day average
  • Japan’s May M2 money supply grew 3.2% Y/Y, slightly below projections (+3.35%Y/Y forecasted)
  • Japanese core machinery orders in April increased 10.1% m/m, significantly higher than the consensus (+2.4% m/m growth forecasted)

Chinese Stock Market

  • Hang Seng stocks were mixed with the Hang Seng up 0.34%, the CSI 300 edging 0.01% higher, while the Shanghai Composite declined 0.47%
  • Consumer staples (-1.15%), utilities (-0.18%), and telecommunications stocks (-0.12%) were the largest decliners in the Hang Seng
  • Consumer discretionary (+2.08%), information technology (+0.92%), and energy (+0.55%) were the best performers
  • Market breadth for the Hang Seng was notably positive with 32 out of 50 stocks finishing higher
  • Volume in the Hang Seng was significantly lower than usual (38.18% below 10-day average levels)
  • China’s CPI growth in May was in-line with expectations (+1.8%Y/Y vs +1.8%Y/Y projected). Chinese PPI increased more in May than was forecasted (+4.1% Y/Y vs +3.9% Y/Y anticipated)

Indian Stock Market

  • Indian stocks advanced across the board with the Nifty 50 rising 0.18%, and the Sensex climbing 0.11%
  • Telecommunications services (+2.98%), healthcare (+1.28%), and consumer staples stocks (+0.46%) were the biggest gainers
  • Materials (-0.69%), utilities (-0.42%), and energy stocks (-0.23%) declined the most
  • Market breadth for the Sensex was positive with 18 stocks advancing, compared to 13 declines
  • Volume across Indian markets was 20.60% below 10-day average levels

Australian Stock Market

  • Aussie stocks closed trading lower, with the ASX 200 down 0.20%
  • Industrials (-0.99%), telecommunications services (-0.48%), and real estate stocks (-0.44%) were the largest laggards in the ASX 200
  • Consumer discretionary (+0.44%), energy (+0.26%), and consumer staples (+0.25%) were the only positive sectors in the ASX 200
  • Market breadth for the ASX 200 was decidedly negative with only 70 out of 200 stocks finishing higher
  • Volume across Australian markets was 25.14% above its 10-day average

Highlights from the Asian & Australian Bond Market

  • Hong Kong treasuries are higher today with the yield on the Hong Kong 10-year bond down 1.3 basis points to 2.196%
  • Yield on the Indian 10-year bond are up 1.0 basis point to 7.952%
  • Japanese sovereign treasuries are lower today with the yield on the Japanese 10-year up 0.3 basis points to 0.036%

What is Going on with Asian & Australian Currencies?

  • INR ? is appreciating 0.12%, to INR ?0.148/USD$
  • CNY¥ 0.02% stronger, to CNY¥0.156/USD$
  • JPY¥ is down 0.34%, to JPY¥0.009/USD$
  • AUD$ is 0.08% weaker today, to AUD$0.760/USD$

*Data in Price Return

Nikkei 225 Movers

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Outperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Seven & i Holdings Co Ltd TSE:3382 5053 145 2.95% 2.18M
FamilyMart UNY Holdings Co Ltd TSE:8028 12180 330 2.78% 418.10k
Takara Holdings Inc TSE:2531 1425 38 2.74% 956.60k
J Front Retailing Co Ltd TSE:3086 1774 47 2.72% 1.26M
Showa Denko KK TSE:4004 5060 125 2.53% 2.06M

 

Underperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Sekisui House Ltd TSE:1928 1865 -140 -6.98% 7.27M
Tokyo Dome Corp TSE:9681 1010 -48 -4.54% 539.60k
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd TSE:9107 2210 -67 -2.94% 830.20k
OKUMA Corp TSE:6103 6300 -180 -2.78% 385.80k
Nitto Denko Corp TSE:6988 8762 -226 -2.51% 1.08M

Hang Seng Movers

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Outperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd SEHK:175  24.30 0.70 2.97% 55.49M
CNOOC Ltd SEHK:883  13.44 0.24 1.82% 72.12M
Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd SEHK:27  65.50 1.10 1.71% 14.27M
Country Garden Holdings Co Ltd SEHK:2007 16.68 0.28 1.71% 42.60M
Sands China Ltd SEHK:1928 45.45 0.70 1.56% 9.67M

 

Underperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
WH Group Ltd SEHK:288 7.44 -0.44 -5.58% 81.36M
Sino Land Co Ltd SEHK:83  13.94 -0.20 -1.41% 3.22M
Swire Pacific Ltd SEHK:19  82.45 -0.80 -0.96% 1.65M
Hong Kong & China Gas Co Ltd SEHK:3  15.34 -0.14 -0.90% 22.84M
China Unicom Hong Kong Ltd SEHK:762 10.24 -0.08 -0.78% 26.03M

 

Sensex Movers

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Outperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Bharti Airtel Ltd BSE:532454 388.75 12.00 3.19% 242.32k
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd NSEI:SUNPHARMA 535.00 6.80 1.29% 1.17M
Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd BSE:500124 2081.45 18.55 0.90% 828.47k
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd BSE:532500 9021.05 75.35 0.84% 33.81k
IndusInd Bank Ltd BSE:532187 1904.50 14.45 0.76% 29.45k

 

Underperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Tata Steel Ltd BSE:500470 588.75 -10.75 -1.79% 415.11k
Power Grid Corp of India Ltd BSE:532898 196.10 -2.40 -1.21% 766.00k
Coal India Ltd NSEI:COALINDIA 287.80 -2.10 -0.72% 76.07k
Hero MotoCorp Ltd BSE:500182 3612.55 -21.85 -0.60% 9.55k
Yes Bank Ltd BSE:532648 335.70 -1.90 -0.56% 1.21M

 

ASX 200 Movers

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Outperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Nanosonics Ltd ASX:NAN 3.07 0.17 5.86% 5.61M
Domino's Pizza Enterprises Ltd ASX:DMP 52.91 1.91 3.75% 400.21k
Seven West Media Ltd ASX:SWM 0.87 0.03 3.59% 13.81M
Mayne Pharma Group Ltd ASX:MYX 0.89 0.03 2.89% 8.56M
Sigma Healthcare Ltd ASX:SIG 0.78 0.02 2.65% 1.70M

 

Underperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Retail Food Group Ltd ASX:RFG 0.61 -0.06 -8.96% 3.39M
Aurizon Holdings Ltd ASX:AZJ 4.14 -0.18 -4.17% 10.25M
Asaleo Care Ltd ASX:AHY 1.31 -0.06 -4.04% 3.86M
Syrah Resources Ltd ASX:SYR 3.00 -0.08 -2.60% 1.99M
Vocus Group Ltd ASX:VOC 2.35 -0.06 -2.49% 2.29M