In the morning session, Krungsri Securities forecast the day’s index would fluctuate between 1,565 and 1,585 amid the slight downward trend in Thailand's daily Covid-19 caseload and a strong performance by Tisco financial group in the first quarter.
"The index will come under pressure from the rise in US bond yield and volatility in foreign fund flows," said Krungsri Securities.
It advised investors to monitor banks' first-quarter performances as they are announced this week.
The 10 stocks with the highest trade value today were SAWAD, KBANK, ADVANC, BFIT, GULF, BBL, SCB, MTC, THCOM and SCGP.
Other Asian indices were mixed:
Japan’s Nikkei Index closed at 29,100.38, down 584.99 points or 1.97 per cent.
China’s Shang Hai SE Composite Index closed at 3,472.94, down 4.61 points or 0.13 per cent, while the Shenzhen SE Component Index closed at 14,101.90, down 15.90 points or 0.11 per cent.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index closed at 29,135.73, up 29.58 points or 0.10 per cent.
South Korea's KOSPI closed at 3,220.70, up 21.86 points or 0.68 per cent.
Taiwan's TAIEX Index closed at 17,323.87, up 60.59 points or 0.35 per cent.
Published : April 20, 2021
By : The Nation