Top 20 Singapore stocks among institutions in 2021 so far
The 20 stocks with the highest net institutional inflows over the past six weeks include SIA, DBS, AEM, UOB, OCBC, Wilmar and SGX.
- The FTSE ST All Share Index saw the healthcare sector experiencing the strongest performance up to 16 February 2021
- Technology and consumer non-cyclical stocks came in second and third place
- Blue-chip stocks that made the list include: UOB, OCBC, SIA, DBS Group, Wilmar and SGX
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FTSE ST All Share Index gained 3.3% in first 6 weeks of 2021
The FTSE ST All Share Index is comprised of 106 constituents which include the 30 stocks of the Straits Times Index and 76 Mid-cap to Small-cap stocks. Market capitalisation of the stocks range from S$66 billion for DBS Group Holdings to S$94 million for MM2 Asia.
The index generated a 3.3% gain in the 2021 year to 16 February 2021, with dividend distributions, predominately from REITs boosting the total return to 3.6%.
The past six weeks have seen similar sector trends within the FTSE ST All-Share Index as observed in 2020. Technology was the strongest sector of the index in 2020 and has been the second strongest sector of the index in the 2021 year to 16 February.
The 80% gains of Thomson Medical Group in the 2021 year to 16 February also means that the healthcare sector, represented by three stocks in total, has been the strongest sector of the index for the six-week period.
Meanwhile, consumer non-cyclical stocks have been the third strongest sector for the reported period, averaging 11% in total returns, following on from averaging 4% declines in 2020.
On the other hand, consumer cyclicals and real estate (excluding REITs – real estate investment trusts) remained laggard sectors over the period.
20 stocks most sought by institutional investors year-to-date
The 20 stocks with the highest net institutional inflows over the past six weeks have averaged 10% total returns over the period, with the median total return at 7%.
Eight of the 20 stocks were also among the 10 stocks recipient to the highest net institutional flows proportionate to market value, including AEM Holdings, Jardine Cycle & Carriage, UMS Holdings, Sembcorp Marine, Yangzijiang Shipbuilding, Singapore Press Holdings, CapitaLand China Trust and ARA LOGOS Log Trust.
|Stock||Code||Net Institutional flow (S$million)||Year-to-date return (%)|
|Jardine Cycle & Carriage||C07||44.3||11.5|
|Keppel DC REIT||AJBU||14.8||5.2|
|CapitaLand China Trust||AU8U||13.5||0.4|
|Dairy Farm (USD)||D01||11.2||6.0|
|Ara Logos Log Trust||K2LU||8.5||21.4|
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