Thai bourse market report for May 2016

Stocks and Financial Services Press Releases Tuesday June 14, 2016 10:56
Bangkok--14 Jun--SET
  • SET Index rose to 5-month high at 1,424.28 points, up 10.6 pct from end-2015.
  • Average daily securities trading value rose 3 pct m-o-m to THB 45 bln.
  • Market cap at THB 13.9 trillion, up 10.2 pct from end-2015
  • Foreign investors bought shares worth a net THB 17.5 bln in the first 5 month
  • Average derivatives trading jumped by 7.36 pct from 2015 to 208,054 contracts per day.

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index, with upbeat results, was on the rise in May and recorded its highest level of 2016 at 1,424.28 on May 31, underpinned by the first-quarter GDP hitting a three-year high at 3.2 percent, beating market expectation of 2.8 percent, world oil prices hitting USD 50 a barrel for the first time in seven months and improved performance of Thai listed firms while two Thai stocks being added to Global MSCI Index. Consequently, foreign investors bought net in Thai stocks in May at THB 4.8 billion.

At the end of May, the combined market capitalization of SET and Market for Alternative Investment (mai) was at THB 13.9 trillion (USD 391.60 billion), a 10.2 percent increase from the end of last year. The average daily trading value of SET and mai in May was THB 45.00 billion, a 3 percent increase m-o-m.

Key highlights for May
  • SET Index ended May at 1,424.28 points, up 10.6 percent from end-2015, hitting 5-month high, and increase of 1.4 percent from a month earlier.
  • Market capitalization of SET was at THB 13.57 trillion (USD 382.25 billion), up 10.45 percent from end-2015,while market valuation of mai was at THB 330.53 billion (USD 9.31 billion), up 2.18 percent from end-2015.
  • Forward P/E ratio of SET was 15.31 times, while mai's was 24.74 times.
  • Dividend yield ratio of SET was 3.34 percent at the end of the month, while mai's was 1.39 percent.
  • In May, average daily trading value of SET and mai rose 2.96 percent from a month earlier to THB 45 billion (USD 1.27 billion).
  • Foreign investors bought net THB 17.50 billion in shares in the first five month, and were net buyers in May at THB 4.8 billion.
  • Listed companies raised funds through equity worth a combined THB 1.48 billion, consisting of THB 468 million from the primary market and THB 1.01 billion from the secondary market.
  • Derivatives trading volume rose 7.36 percent from 2015 to an average of 208,054 contracts per day, mostly due to the increasing transactions of SET50 Index Futures, 50 Baht Gold Futures, 10 Baht Gold Futures and Brent Crude Oil Futures.
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