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Asian and Australian Stocks While You Were Sleeping

Jun 29, 2018

Asian & Australian Markets

  • Asian equities were higher in the last trading session this week, though still posted negative returns for the week. Returns for Asian stocks in 1H2018 were the worst since 2010, as Sino-American trade tension roiled global market and continues to drive investor uncertainty. Asian currencies are mostly stronger against the USD$

Japanese Stock Market

  • Japanese stocks finished higher with Nikkei 225 +0.15%
  • Telecommunications (+0.52%), information technology (+0.51%), and utilities stocks (+0.48%) were the best performing stocks in the Nikkei 225
  • Consumer staples (-0.52%), energy (-0.46%), and real estate stocks (-0.13%) were the only stocks in the Nikkei 225 in the red
  • Market breadth for the Nikkei 225 was positive with 146 out of 225 stocks advancing
  • Volume in the Nikkei 225 was 9.68% below its 10-day average
  • Japanese industrial production in May fell 0.2% M/M, which was less of a decline than was forecasted. Unemployment in Japan for May came in at 2.2%, which was below consensus (2.5%), and was lower than unemployment in April (2.5% unemployment prior)
  • Japan’s Core CPI for June increased by 0.7% Y/Y, which was slightly higher than expected (0.6% Y/Y growth projected)

Chinese Stock Market

  • Chinese and Hong Kong stocks were broadly in the black, with the Hang Seng +1.61%, the CSI 300 +2.55%, and the Shanghai Composite +2.17%
  • All sectors in the Hang Seng finished in positive territory
  • Health care (+5.10%), information technology (+4.18%), and consumer discretionary stocks (+2.63%) being the biggest outperformers
  • Market breadth for the Hang Seng was decidedly positive with 37 out of 50 stocks finishing higher
  • Volume in the Hang Seng was 2.59% below its 10-day average

Indian Stock Market

  • Indian stocks were higher across the board, with the Nifty 50 +1.18% and the Sensex +1.10%
  • Industrials (+3.23%), energy (+2.81%), and consumer staples stocks (+2.26%) were the best performers in the Sensex
  • Health care stocks (-0.58%) were the only stocks in the Sensex to finish lower
  • Market breadth for the Sensex was overwhelmingly positive with 25 out of 31 stocks advancing
  • Volume across Indian markets was 11.19% above its 10-day average

Australian Stock Market

  • Aussie stocks were in the red, with the ASX 200 -0.33%
  • All sectors in the ASX 200 closed in negative territory, with the exception of utilities (+0.73%)
  • Health care (-0.68%), financials (-0.58%), and industrials (-0.48%) were the most significant underperformers in the ASX 200
  • Market breadth for the ASX 200 was negative with only 64 out of 200 stocks advancing
  • Volume across Australian markets was 4.52% above its 10-day average

What is Going on with Asian and Australian Currencies?

  • AUD$ is 0.48% stronger, to AUD$1.3533/USD$
  • JPY¥ is down 0.14%, to JPY¥110.65/USD$
  • INR ₹ is up 0.47%, to INR ₹68.47/USD$
  • CNY¥ is 0.12% higher, to CNY¥6.6182/USD$

Highlights from the Asian and Australian Bond Market

  • Indian sovereign treasuries are rallying today, with the yield on India’s 10-year down 3.0 basis points to 7.900%
  • Chinese treasuries are hgiher, as the yield on China’s 10-year has fallen 4.9 basis points to 3.471%
  • Yield on the Aussie 10-year is up 1.5 basis points to 2.628%

*Data in Price Return, Source: Stockdio

Nikkei 225 Movers

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Outperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Rakuten Inc TSE:4755 749 43 6.01% 18.24M
Hitachi Construction Machinery Co Ltd TSE:6305 3600 130 3.75% 1.50M
Nippon Electric Glass Co Ltd TSE:5214 3080 105 3.53% 695.30k
Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd TSE:4502 4678 154 3.40% 7.48M
Yamaha Motor Co Ltd TSE:7272 2786 68 2.50% 3.36M

 

Underperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
SCREEN Holdings Co Ltd TSE:7735 7800 -700 -8.24% 1.47M
FamilyMart UNY Holdings Co Ltd TSE:8028 11660 -490 -4.03% 718.20k
TOTO Ltd TSE:5332 5140 -160 -3.02% 660.30k
Sumitomo Realty & Development Co Ltd TSE:8830 4089 -77 -1.85% 1.86M
Nippon Express Co Ltd TSE:9062 8040 -150 -1.83% 224.40k

Hang Seng Movers

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Outperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Country Garden Holdings Co Ltd SEHK:2007 13.80 1.40 11.29% 176.59M
AAC Technologies Holdings Inc SEHK:2018 110.50 6.70 6.45% 10.12M
China Resources Land Ltd SEHK:1109 26.45 1.35 5.38% 15.93M
CSPC Pharmaceutical Group Ltd SEHK:1093 23.70 1.15 5.10% 41.87M
Sunny Optical Technology Group Co Ltd SEHK:2382 146.00 6.90 4.96% 7.60M

 

Underperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
BOC Hong Kong Holdings Ltd SEHK:2388 36.95 -1.20 -3.15% 19.11M
Swire Pacific Ltd SEHK:19 83.10 -1.15 -1.36% 2.48M
Wharf Real Estate Investment Co Ltd SEHK:1997 55.85 -0.65 -1.15% 3.95M
Henderson Land Development Co Ltd SEHK:12 41.50 -0.40 -0.95% 6.85M
Hengan International Group Co Ltd SEHK:1044 75.50 -0.40 -0.53% 5.55M

Sensex Movers

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Outperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Tata Steel Ltd BSE:500470 567.85 19.80 3.61% 689.75k
Bajaj Auto Ltd NSEI:BAJAJ-AUTO 2811.15 92.95 3.42% 29.33k
Yes Bank Ltd BSE:532648 339.60 10.40 3.16% 418.38k
Reliance Industries Ltd NSEI:RELIANCE 972.95 28.25 2.99% 325.10k
Larsen & Toubro Ltd BSE:500510 1271.30 35.30 2.86% 129.49k

 

Underperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
IndusInd Bank Ltd BSE:532187 1939.30 -28.60 -1.45% 34.09k
Hero MotoCorp Ltd BSE:500182 3472.05 -41.80 -1.19% 11.00k
HDFC Bank Ltd NSEI:HDFCBANK 2108.05 -24.85 -1.17% 43.69k
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd NSEI:M&M 896.80 -10.45 -1.15% 89.76k
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd NSEI:SUNPHARMA 560.55 -4.70 -0.83% 1.38M


ASX 200 Movers

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Outperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Afterpay Touch Group Ltd ASX:APT 9.35 0.76 8.85% 3.45M
Mayne Pharma Group Ltd ASX:MYX 0.87 0.04 4.19% 4.57M
Perpetual Ltd ASX:PPT 41.60 1.50 3.74% 404.93k
Automotive Holdings Group Ltd ASX:AHG 2.85 0.10 3.64% 1.09M
Syrah Resources Ltd ASX:SYR 2.89 0.10 3.58% 2.60M

 

Underperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Credit Corp Group Ltd ASX:CCP 18.07 -0.68 -3.63% 343.24k
Seven West Media Ltd ASX:SWM 0.84 -0.03 -3.45% 11.81M
CSR Ltd ASX:CSR 4.59 -0.16 -3.37% 3.55M
GWA Group Ltd ASX:GWA 3.40 -0.10 -2.86% 784.45k
IRESS Ltd ASX:IRE 12.04 -0.32 -2.59% 618.74k