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08 Jun 2018 16:59:00
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SET News :SET market report for May 2018
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      SET New 43/ 2018
                                                                                
                June 8, 2018

SET market report for May 2018

Bangkok, June 8, 2018 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index at the end of
May fell 1.5 percent from end-2017 and 3 percent from the previous month to
1,726.97 points while the combined average daily trading value of SET and Market
for Alternative Investment (mai) in May surged 41.7 percent from the same
period a year earlier to THB 60.91 billion (USD 1.90 billion).

SET President Pakorn Peetathawatchai said that ASEAN stock exchanges' indices 
moved down in the same direction as the global stock markets, largely weighed by
overseas political environment. However, fundamental of Thai listed companies
remained solid registering the year-on-year increase in net profit of 0.3
percent during the first quarter. Domestic retail and institutional investors
and proprietary traders were net buyers in May.

Key highlights for May

Securities market:
- In May, foreign investors sold a net THB 51.73 billion of Thai shares, in line
with most regional stock markets while they were net buyers in the Thai bond
market.

- SET Index ended in May at 1,726.97 points, down 1.5 percent from end-2017. 
However, indices of Resources, Industrials and Services sectors increased.

- Forward P/E ratio of SET was 15.74 times at end-May while historical P/E ratio
was 17.62 times, higher than the average of its Asian peers at 13.96 times and
15.62 times, respectively.

- Dividend yield ratio of SET was 2.97 percent at end-May, above Asian stock 
markets' average of 2.68 percent.

- A combined market capitalization of SET and mai at end-May was THB 17.7 
trillion, up 1.2 percent from the end of 2017.

- The average daily trading value of SET and mai in May amounted to THB 60.91 
billion, up 41.7 percent from the same period a year earlier.
 
Derivatives market:
- In May, the average derivatives trading volume rose by 9.1 percent from the 
previous month to 391,920 contracts per day, mainly driven by the increase in
transactions of Single Stock Futures.

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