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Asian and Australian Stocks While You Were Sleeping

Jul 18, 2018

Japanese Stock Market

  • Japanese stocks finished positive, with the Nikkei 225 +0.43%
  • Consumer discretionary (+1.14%), real estate (+1.12%), and energy stocks (+1.09%) were the best performing stocks in the Nikkei 225
  • Consumer staples (-0.52%) and financials stocks (-0.34%) were the only stocks in the Nikkei 225 in negative territory
  • Market breadth for the Nikkei 225 was positive with 128 stocks advancing compared to 73 declines
  • Volume in the Nikkei 225 was 21.21% below its 10-day average
  • Japan and the EU have signed an Economic Partnership Agreement, which created the world’s largest free-trade bloc. The agreement now must be ratified by the Japanese and EU parliaments

Chinese Stock Market

  • Chinese and Hong Kong stocks broadly declined, with the Hang Seng -0.23%, the CSI 300 -0.52%, and the Shanghai Composite -0.39%
  • Health care (+2.29%), consumer staples (+0.99%), and utilities stocks (+0.72%) were the biggest outperformers in the Hang Seng
  • Energy (-0.82%), industrials (-0.76%), and consumer discretionary stocks (-0.72%) were the most significant laggards
  • Market breadth for the Hang Seng was notably negative with only 13 out of 50 stocks finishing higher
  • Volume in the Hang Seng was 14.62% below its 10-day average
  • Chinese companies are initiating significant share buybacks in CY2018, with at least 109 firms announcing repurchase programs, according to Bloomberg reports

Indian Stock Market

  • Indian stocks were in the red, with the Sensex -0.40% and the Nifty 50 -0.25%
  • Market breadth for the Sensex was negative with 11 stocks advancing while 20 stocks declined
  • Volume across Indian equity markets was 17.32% above its 10-day average

Australian Stock Market

  • Aussie stocks closed in positive territory, with the ASX 200 +0.67%
  • Health care (+1.26%), materials (+1.25%), and information technology stocks (+1.16%) were the most significant advancers in the ASX 200
  • Energy stocks (-0.56%) were the only stocks in the ASX 200 to finish in the red
  • Market breadth for the ASX 200 was decidedly positive with 133 stocks advancing compared to 48 declines
  • Volume across Australian equity market was 26.18% above its 10-day average

Highlights from the Asian and Australian Bond Market

  • Australian sovereign treasuries are higher today, with the yield on the Aussie 10-year down 2.3 basis points to 2.632%
  • Indian 10-year bonds are lower, with the yield on India’s 10-year up 0.8 basis points to 7.751%
  • Yield on Japan’s 10-year is up 0.6 basis points to 0.034%
  • Chinese treasuries are up, as the yield on China’s 10-year has fallen 1.0 basis points to 3.465%

What is Going on with Asian and Australian Currencies?

  • AUD$ is down 0.38%, to AUD$/USD$ -- 0.7361
  • JPY¥ is 0.09% weaker, to JPY¥/USD$ -- 0.0088
  • CNY¥ is 0.21% lower, to CNY¥/USD$ -- 0.14879
  • INR has depreciated 0.24%, to INR/USD$ -- 0.0145

*Data in Price Return; Source: Stockdio 

Nikkei 225 Movers

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Outperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Taiyo Yuden Co Ltd TSE: 6976 3455 105 3.13% 3.40M
Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd TSE: 4506 2512 76 3.12% 1.32M
Yamaha Motor Co Ltd TSE: 7272 3015 84 2.87% 1.98M
Daiichi Sankyo Co Ltd TSE: 4568 4707 130 2.84% 2.14M
Yaskawa Electric Corp TSE: 6506 3695 90 2.50% 5.00M

 

Underperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Tokyo Dome Corp TSE: 9681 915 -37 -3.89% 854.40k
Japan Tobacco Inc TSE: 2914 2924.5 -110.5 -3.64% 10.41M
Tokai Carbon Co Ltd TSE: 5301 2070 -74 -3.45% 13.86M
Dentsu Inc TSE: 4324 5010 -140 -2.72% 1.37M
Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co Ltd TSE: 4151 2189 -54 -2.41% 1.01M

Hang Seng Movers

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Outperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
WH Group Ltd SEHK: 288  6.30 0.21 3.45% 40.98M
China Resources Power Holdings Co Ltd SEHK: 836  14.84 0.48 3.34% 8.41M
CSPC Pharmaceutical Group Ltd SEHK: 1093 22.30 0.50 2.29% 23.12M
China Mengniu Dairy Co Ltd SEHK: 2319 26.25 0.45 1.74% 7.81M
Hong Kong & China Gas Co Ltd SEHK: 3  15.74 0.24 1.55% 19.71M

 

Underperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
AAC Technologies Holdings Inc SEHK: 2018 103.30 -4.50 -4.17% 11.49M
Hang Lung Properties Ltd SEHK: 101  15.58 -0.34 -2.14% 3.65M
Hengan International Group Co Ltd SEHK: 1044 70.65 -1.25 -1.74% 3.93M
CNOOC Ltd SEHK: 883  12.40 -0.16 -1.27% 102.65M
Link REIT SEHK: 823  73.50 -0.90 -1.21% 2.50M

Sensex Movers

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Outperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Oil & Natural Gas Corp Ltd NSEI:ONGC 160.30 4.20 2.69% 944.63k
Asian Paints Ltd NSEI:ASIANPAINT 1391.40 13.50 0.98% 48.11k
Housing Development Finance Corp Ltd BSE:500010 2008.25 18.20 0.91% 67.53k
Yes Bank Ltd NSEI:YESBANK 383.80 3.05 0.80% 490.50k
Hero MotoCorp Ltd BSE:500182 3501.50 21.95 0.63% 9.63k

 

Underperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Tata Steel Ltd BSE:500470 504.70 -27.80 -5.22% 1.21M
Tata Motors Ltd BSE:500570 137.95 -5.60 -3.90% 222.96k
Vedanta Ltd NSEI:VEDL 203.80 -6.35 -3.02% 560.06k
Axis Bank Ltd BSE:532215 524.20 -13.85 -2.57% 557.33k
Hindustan Unilever Ltd BSE:500696 1643.80 -39.95 -2.37% 110.18k

ASX 200 Movers

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Outperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Technology One Ltd ASX: TNE 5.04 0.30 6.33% 4.68M
Afterpay Touch Group Ltd ASX: APT 10.92 0.48 4.60% 1.09M
Bega Cheese Ltd ASX: BGA 8.01 0.31 4.03% 1.28M
Saracen Mineral Holdings Ltd ASX: SAR 2.13 0.08 3.90% 8.00M
TPG Telecom Ltd ASX: TPM 5.64 0.19 3.49% 2.67M

 

Underperformers Ticker Price Chg % Chg Volume
Navitas Ltd ASX: NVT 4.09 -0.14 -3.31% 3.95M
Beach Energy Ltd ASX: BPT 1.76 -0.05 -2.76% 4.90M
Oil Search Ltd ASX: OSH 8.61 -0.19 -2.16% 9.10M
Newcrest Mining Ltd ASX: NCM 20.28 -0.44 -2.12% 2.96M
Inghams Group Ltd ASX: ING 3.77 -0.06 -1.57% 1.24M