SET market report for July 2017

Stocks and Financial Services Press Releases Monday August 21, 2017 17:31
Bangkok--21 Aug--SET
  • SET Index closed at 1,576.08 points, up 2.15 pct from end-2016.
  • Average daily securities trading value at THB 41.48 bln
  • Market cap at THB 15.9 trillion, a 2.47 pct rise from end-2016

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index ended July at 1,576.08 points, gaining 2.15 percent from the end of 2016. Since the start of 2017, three industry groups outperformed the SET index were Industrials, Technology and Property & Construction.

At the end of July, a combined market capitalization of SET and Market for Alternative Investment (mai) was THB 15.9 trillion (approx. USD 468 billion), up 2.47 percent from the end of 2016. The average daily trading value of SET and mai in July totaled THB 41.48 billion.

Key highlights for July
Securities:
  • SET Index ended July at 1,576.08 points, up 2.15 pct from end-2016.
  • Market capitalization of SET stood at THB 15.58 trillion, up 3.29 pct from end-2016, while market value of mai amounted to THB 311.26 billion, down 26.83 percent from end-2016.
  • Forward P/E ratio of SET was 15.55 times, while mai's was 36.32 times.
  • Dividend yield ratio of SET was 3.11 percent at end-July, while mai's was 1.59 percent.
  • In July, the average daily trading value of SET and mai fell 35.53 pct compared to the same period a year earlier to THB 41.48 billion, and dropped by 6.35 pct year-on-year to THB 45.87 billion for the January-July period.
  • Foreign investors were net sellers of Thai shares in July at THB 6.49 billion, while being the net buyer at THB 6.54 billion during January-July.
  • In July, SET and mai-listed companies raised funds through equity worth a combined THB 45.77 billion, of which THB 10.87 billion was from the primary market and THB 34.90 billion from the secondary market. For the first seven months, the total fund raised reached THB 137.88 billion.
Derivatives:

· The average derivatives trading volume was 209,310 contracts per day in July. For the first seven months, the average derivatives trading volume decreased 3.56 percent from a year earlier to 275,047 contracts a day, the decrease was largely driven by the decrease in transactions of SET50 Index Futures.

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