Hang Seng Index warrants back in focus
LAST week, the Hang Seng Index (HSI) started the week strongly, rallying a total of 655 points (2.8%) for four consecutive days, before falling 0.4% on Friday to 23,851.82 points. In response to the market strength, warrants over the HSI garnered big demand among investors throughout the week, contributing about 50% of the total warrants turnover, recording RM173.9 million.
HSI-C36 was the most active warrant as bullish investors actively traded 88.2 million units. Investors took profits, selling back 9.3 million units of HSI-C36 whose bid price gained an impressive 24.5% to close at RM0.585 on Friday. Investors should note that HSI-C36 will expire on Oct 28, and thus its last trading day will be on Oct 25.
The put warrant, HSI-H63, also attracted demand among investors who were betting on a market reversal, buying 6.5 million units. The put warrants move in an opposite direction to their underlying, falling in value as the HSI futures increase. As a result, the HSI-H63 fell 24.3% over the week to RM0.405.
Back home, warrant SKPETRO-C30 over the oil and gas (O&G) counter, was in the spotlight last week, recording a total trading volume of 39.1 million. SKPETRO-C30 whose bid price tracked its underlying share price closely jumped 11.1% to RM0.100 as SapuraKencana gained a total 5.1% for the week.
SapuraKencana experienced strong upward momentum in its share price after the O&G services provider was recently awarded three contracts with a combined value of about US$215 million (RM893.2 million).
SapuraKencana was quoted in SunBiz on Oct 3 as saying that they expect these jobs, and the potential contract extensions, will contribute positively towards their earnings
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