Traders flock to FGV warrants as stock dives 12.3%
LAST week, plantation giant Felda Global Ventures Bhd (FGV) experienced a lacklustre performance. The share price kicked off the week in the red, plunging 8.6% as it closed at RM2.01 on Monday. It continued its downward momentum by adding 9.6% of losses for two days, Tuesday and Wednesday, before rebounding 6.6% to RM1.94 on Thursday. The share price, however, could not sustain its positive momentum, ending lower at RM1.93, a loss of 0.5% on Friday. For the week, FGV’s share price tumbled 12.3%.
Warrants over FGV grabbed limelight in the warrant scene, taking over the popular Hang Seng Index (HSI) warrants in the previous week. Warrants over FGV contributed about 15.8% of the total week’s warrant turnover. Among the lot, FGV-C16 and FGVC19 stood at the first and second rank in the top 5 most active warrants, with both recording total trading volume of 151.1 million units and 91.4 million units respectively. FGV-C19 which had investors buying 6.8 million units tracked its underlying closely, falling 41.7% as its bid price closed at RM0.070 to
Top 5 traded warrants end the week.
Call warrant AAX-CX, over AirAsia X, remained as investors’ favourite for three weeks in a row. Out of the warrants traded throughout the week, investors brought home 90.6 million units.
Over in the foreign index trades, the HSI was on a bearish trend, falling 1.1% week on week as the index finished at 22,642.62 points on Friday. On Monday, the volatile index inched down 0.1% before rising slightly above the 23,000 level on Tuesday at 23,147.07 points (+0.9%). The index, however, plunged 2.0% for the next two days before rebounding to close in the green on Friday.
Both the HSI calls and puts were actively traded by investors last week, registering 42.1% of overall warrants turnover. The call warrant, HSI-C48, which will expire in December, had investors buying 8.4 million units out of 83.6 million units traded. Among the HSI call warrants December expiry, HSI-C48 offers the highest effective gearing of 13.6x.
This means that, if other factors held constant, HSI-C48 tends to move about 13.6% for every 1% move in the HSI futures.
Elsewhere, investors also actively traded the HSI put, HSI-H63. whose expiry will be in January 2017. This warrant gained 5.8% and investors traded 61.0 million units.
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