|Bid||19.06 x 0|
|Ask||19.11 x 0|
|Day's range||18.61 - 19.11|
|52-week range||16.65 - 28.64|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||1.19|
|PE ratio (TTM)||7.75|
|Earnings date||30 Apr 2020|
|Forward dividend & yield||1.50 (8.37%)|
|Ex-dividend date||07 Apr 2020|
|1y target est||30.14|
* Thailand leads gains in Southeast Asia * Philippines extends gains to third session * Indonesia falls as financials weigh By Arundhati Dutta April 7 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets tracked Wall Street and Asian equities higher on Tuesday, with Thailand rising the most, although gains were capped following a spike in infections due to the coronavirus in the region. As the number of daily deaths in New York steadied and fatalities slowed across western Europe, all three U.S. main indexes closed more than 7% higher on Monday, lifting Asian equities to their second straight day of gains on Tuesday.
* Vietnam rises as much a 3.7% * Indonesia up for 3rd session, hits 3-wk high By Arundhati Dutta April 6 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stock markets inched higher on Monday, tracking global equities that gained due to a slowdown in coronavirus-related deaths and new infections. Australia's benchmark index rose 0.5%, Japan's Nikkei gained 0.2% and South Korea's KOSPI index climbed 1.4%, while MSCI's broadest index of Asian shares outside of Japan edged up 0.1% Aiding sentiment further, U.S. stock futures gained more than 1.5% in early Asian trading after U.S. President Donald Trump expressed hope the country was seeing a "levelling off" of the coronavirus crisis.
Moody's downgraded the outlook for Singapore's banking sector to "negative" from "stable", citing risks of rising bad loans and deteriorating profitability due to an economic slowdown and a decline in interest rates amid the coronavirus outbreak. "Credit costs will rise as asset quality worsens, while interest rates will decline due to monetary easing, weighing on net interest margins," the ratings agency said in a report on Thursday. Singapore's three main lenders, DBS Group Holdings Ltd , Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Ltd and United Overseas Bank Ltd had forecast muted earnings growth for 2020 even before the virus outbreak.
* Malaysia says virus infection curve flattening * Singapore falls for second straight day By Arundhati Dutta April 2 (Reuters) - Markets in Singapore and the Philippines fell on Thursday, tracking their peers in the United States on persisting fears about the coronavirus' spread and a recession, while Malaysian shares rose on reports of a slowing rate of new infections. "Difficult days are ahead for our nation," Trump told reporters at the White House on Wednesday. In Singapore, the benchmark index fell for a second straight day, losing up to 2%.
* Indonesia reverses course, ends 1.6% down * Malaysia posts biggest intraday drop in over a week * Thailand dragged by financials By Arundhati Dutta April 1 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian markets ended lower on Wednesday as anxiety about the spreading coronavirus and a looming global recession prevailed over regional government efforts to cushion their economies from the pandemic. PT Bank Central Asia Tbk shed 0.8%.
* Singapore c.bank eases monetary policy aggressively * Malaysia warns of surge in coronavirus cases in mid-April * Indonesia faces calls to tighten movement restrictions By Arundhati Dutta March 30 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stock markets dropped on Monday as worries over a severe economic damage in the region following a rise in new coronavirus cases outweighed central banks' efforts to calm investor nerves through aggressive policy easing. The number of fresh cases and deaths rose in several countries in the region, with Malaysia warning of a surge in the number of cases in mid-April.
* Singapore Q1 GDP contracts more than expected * Singapore set to announce additional stimulus package * Indonesia set for best day in 6-1/2 years By Arpit Nayak March 26 (Reuters) - Most South East Asian stocks rose on optimism around a massive U.S. stimulus package, although Singapore shares fell after the city-state cut its annual growth forecast to better reflect the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed a $2-trillion bill aimed at helping unemployed workers and industries hurt by the virus outbreak. Thailand has put into effect a state of emergency until the end of April, sealing off its borders from non-resident foreigners to contain the virus, though it held off on restricting people's movement inside the country At odds with the regional trend, Singapore stocks eased as much as 2.9% after its economy contracted more than expected in the first quarter.
* Indonesia marks best day in three weeks * Thai cenbank likely to cut rates to new low * Philippine cenbank to buy $5.8 bln govt securities By Arpit Nayak March 24 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets rebounded on Tuesday, as the U.S. Federal Reserve pledged unlimited quantitative easing to support credit markets in a bid to backstop an economy reeling from emergency restrictions to fight the coronavirus. In an unprecedented move, the Fed said on Monday it would make a foray into corporate debt and pledged to buy an unlimited amount of U.S. Treasuries and agency mortgage-backed securities to ease credit strains and provide support to the virus-hit economy. "Asian investors like what they see from an all-in Fed which is being viewed in a very impressive light for both Main and Wall Street, even as the U.S. congress dithers," Stephen Innes, chief global markets strategist at AxiCorp, said in a note.
* Singapore set for best day since Christmas 2015 * Malaysia set to snap four consecutive sessions of losses * Philippine stock exchange set to resume trading on March 19 By Arpit Nayak March 18 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Wednesday, with Singapore leading the pack, as risk sentiment improved on global stimulus efforts to soften the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Shares in Singapore jumped as much 3.2% and were headed for their best session in more than four years after Wall Street ended higher overnight on the U.S. Federal Reserve's move to boost liquidity and as the Trump administration unveiled a $1 trillion stimulus package. "These are precisely the kind of numbers the market was looking for" said Stephen Innes, global chief markets strategist at AxiCorp, referring to Washington's massive stimulus package.
* Philippines suspends stock and bond trading indefinitely * Markets unimpressed by coordinated stimulus, policy -analyst * Indonesian index hits circuit breaker for the 3rd time in four sessions By Arpit Nayak March 17 (Reuters) - Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Tuesday, while the Philippine bourse suspended trading indefinitely in an unprecedented move, on fears of the damaging effects stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. Philippines shut down trading on its stock exchange and bond markets until further notice in a bid to protect the safety of traders, even as it put half its population of 107 million under a strict home quarantine to curb the spread. While Philippines managed to escape the broad losses in markets, other markets in the region suffered after Wall Street's main indexes clocked a historic rout overnight in their biggest plunge since the 1987 'Black Monday' market crash.