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Asian and Australian Stocks While You Were Sleeping

Jul 13, 2018

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Sentiment across Asian equity markets was moderately positive, as Sino-American trade war concerns continue to abate. June trade balance data out of China came in stronger than expected. Asian bonds are mixed today, as are Asian currencies

Japanese Stock Market

  • Japanese stocks finished higher, with the Nikkei 225 +1.85%
  • Consumer discretionary (+3.51%), telecommunications (+2.20%), and industrials stocks (+1.84%) were the biggest outperformers in the Nikkei 225
  • Energy (-0.60%), utilities (-0.29%), and financials stocks (-0.09%) were the worst performers
  • Market breadth for the Nikkei 225 was notably positive with 187 stocks advancing compared to only 28 declines
  • Volume in the Nikkei 225 was 3.20% above its 10-day average

Chinese Stock Market

  • Chinese and Hong Kong stocks were mixed with the Hang Seng +0.16%, the CSI 300 +0.33%, and the Shanghai Composite -0.23%
  • Consumer staples (+3.54%), consumer discretionary (+1.03%), and health care stocks (+0.66%) were the best performing stocks in the Hang Seng
  • Telecommunications (-0.83%), energy (-0.23%), and financials stocks (-0.01%) were the only stocks in the red
  • Market breadth for the Hang Seng was positive with 29 out of 50 stocks finishing higher
  • Volume in the Hang Seng was 32.60% below its 10-day average
  • China’s June trade surplus was significantly higher than expected ($41.6 billion vs $27.6 billion projected). Chinese exports rose 11.3% Y/Y, above the 10.0% Y/Y growth that was forecasted. Imports were well below the consensus (+14.1% Y/Y vs 20.8% Y/Y anticipated)

India Stock Market

  • Indian stocks closed modestly lower, with the Sensex -0.02% and Nifty 50 -0.04%
  • Market breadth for the Sensex was relatively neutral with 15 stocks advancing while 16 stocks declined
  • Volume across Indian equity markets was 14.46% above its 10-day average

Australian Stock Market 

  • Aussie stocks were flat today, with the ASX unchanged
  • Healthcare (+1.45%), industrials (+0.52%), and information technology stocks (+0.51%) were the most significant outperformers in the ASX 200
  • Consumer staples (-0.68%), financials (-0.34%), and materials stocks (-0.12%) were the largest laggards
  • Market breadth for the ASX 200 was negative with 78 stocks declining while 99 stocks advanced
  • Volume across Australian equity markets was 1.45% below its 10-day average

Highlights from the Asian and Australia Bond Market

  • Chinese sovereign treasuries are higher today, with the yield on China’s 10-year down 4.1 basis points to 3.465%
  • Yield on India’s 10-year is down 3.7 basis points to 7.786%

What is Going on with Asian and Australian Currencies?

  • JPY¥ is up 0.04%, to JPY¥112.52/USD$
  • AUD$ is 0.22% weaker, to AUD$1.3529/USD$
  • CNY¥ is 0.44% lower, to CNY¥6.6962/USD$
  • INR ₹ is 0.06% higher, to INR ₹68.5300/USD$

Nikkei 225 Movers

In local currency.

Outperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Tokai Carbon Co Ltd TSE: 5301 2144 146 7.31% 21.21M
Fast Retailing Co Ltd TSE: 9983 52650 3420 6.95% 1.60M
Recruit Holdings Co Ltd TSE: 6098 3127 149 5.00% 4.37M
Yamato Holdings Co Ltd TSE: 9064 3171 132 4.34% 3.42M
Shiseido Co Ltd TSE: 4911 8916 324 3.77% 2.59M
Underperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Concordia Financial Group Ltd TSE: 7186 504 -47 -8.53% 12.48M
Yaskawa Electric Corp TSE: 6506 3890 -160 -3.95% 11.29M
FamilyMart UNY Holdings Co Ltd TSE: 8028 11070 -270 -2.38% 977.70k
Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd TSE: 4506 2412 -54 -2.19% 1.59M
Chiba Bank Ltd/The TSE: 8331 724 -16 -2.16% 5.42M

Hang Seng Movers

In local currency.

Outperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
China Mengniu Dairy Co Ltd SEHK: 2319 26.7 1.3 5.12% 26.44M
Hengan International Group Co Ltd SEHK: 1044 75.65 2.65 3.63% 2.41M
WH Group Ltd SEHK: 288  6.32 0.19 3.10% 28.17M
AAC Technologies Holdings Inc SEHK: 2018 108.3 2.6 2.46% 7.98M
China Overseas Land & Investment Ltd SEHK: 688  25.4 0.45 1.80% 14.89M
Underperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
China Shenhua Energy Co Ltd SEHK: 1088 16.98 -0.38 -2.19% 44.26M
Country Garden Holdings Co Ltd SEHK: 2007 13.02 -0.22 -1.66% 34.35M
Swire Pacific Ltd SEHK: 19  83.05 -1.15 -1.37% 1.18M
China Mobile Ltd SEHK: 941  69 -0.7 -1.00% 15.59M
Bank of China Ltd SEHK: 3988 3.63 -0.03 -0.82% 261.93M

Sensex Movers

In local currency.

Outperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Reliance Industries Ltd NSEI:RELIANCE 1096.75 14.55 1.34% 874.48k
Infosys Ltd NSEI:INFY 1309.1 14.5 1.12% 1.11M
Bajaj Auto Ltd NSEI:BAJAJ-AUTO 3134 32.1 1.03% 58.27k
Coal India Ltd NSEI:COALINDIA 267.75 2.55 0.96% 118.72k
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd NSEI:MARUTI 9434.3 86.75 0.93% 27.21k
Underperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Oil & Natural Gas Corp Ltd NSEI:ONGC 154.6 -4.45 -2.80% 217.72k
Axis Bank Ltd BSE:532215 523.9 -13.35 -2.48% 240.38k
ITC Ltd NSEI:ITC 270.4 -6.35 -2.29% 531.92k
State Bank of India NSEI:SBIN 257.6 -5.15 -1.96% 3.13M
ICICI Bank Ltd NSEI:ICICIBANK 268.05 -4.35 -1.60% 766.38k

ASX 200 Movers

In local currency.

Outperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Mineral Resources Ltd ASX: MIN 16.04 0.77 5.04% 1.39M
WiseTech Global Ltd ASX: WTC 17.9 0.81 4.74% 744.69k
Sigma Healthcare Ltd ASX: SIG 0.475 0.015 3.26% 5.57M
Cochlear Ltd ASX: COH 205.32 6.31 3.17% 220.02k
Appen Ltd ASX: APX 12.82 0.39 3.14% 433.92k
Underperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Southern Cross Media Group Ltd ASX: SXL 1.28 -0.055 -4.12% 1.40M
GWA Group Ltd ASX: GWA 3.35 -0.13 -3.74% 576.36k
Pilbara Minerals Ltd ASX: PLS 1.07 -0.035 -3.17% 10.85M
Infigen Energy ASX: IFN 0.68 -0.02 -2.86% 625.47k
Orora Ltd ASX: ORA 3.58 -0.1 -2.72% 7.36M