AP (AP) Moved Up 0.81% on Dec 16

Shares of AP (BKK:Thailand Public Company Limited) last traded at 6.25, representing a move of 0.81%, or 0.05 per share, on volume of 13.08 million shares. After opening the trading day at 6.2, shares of AP traded in a close range. AP currently has a total float of 3.15 billion shares and on average sees 10.07 million shares exchange hands each day. The stock now has a 52-week low of 6.15 and high of 9.6.

SET Index: A Small But Terrible Index

Almost two decades after the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997, Asia has grown to become an economic powerhouse. And AP is proud to work there. That time, almost all Asian nations had suffered vastly— especially Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, and Thailand. Even if the meltdown had begun with Thailand’s financial woes, the country has since then emerged victorious in the recovery process, successfully overcoming all the economic challenges.

Thailand is one of today’s fastest growing economies, thanks to the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET). It may not yet be as experienced and as large as other stock exchanges in Asia but it is surely full of potentials that can facilitate further economic progress. There is no doubt that with a constant growth AP and others will expand its lists of investors.

The SET

The SET was formed in April 1975 to serve as Thailand’s main stock exchange. More than 500 companies are already listed on it as of January 2015, bringing its total market valuation to almost $500 billion. Interestingly as well, the SET has made Thailand as the first Asian country to join the Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative of the United Nations (UN).

The pre-market trading on the SET opens at 9:00 a.m. and lasts for 25 to 30 minutes. The regular trading immediately follows and lasts until 12:30 p.m. Before the regular trading resumes, there is another pre-market trading that opens at 2:00 p.m. and lasts for 25 to 30 minutes. Then, the regular trading immediately resumes and lasts until 4:30 p.m. As soon as the market closes, the post-market trading opens and lasts for 30 to 40 minutes. Investors are catching up with AP at this time.

The SET Index

The SET Index was established a few days after the foundation of the SET in April 1975. Its base value of 100 points had also been established on that day.

The SET Index is a broad representation of the Thai equity market, paving way to the establishment of investible sub-indices: 1) SET100; and 2) SET50. The former monitors the 100 most active companies on the SET while the latter monitors the 50 most active companies. A stock cannot be included in the SET50 if it is not included in the SET100.

First published in August 1995, the SET50 has a base value of 1,000. Like its parent indices, it measures stocks based on market capitalization. Rebalancing of the components occur every December and June every year. The changes made then take effect on the first trading day of the following months, respectively.

The components of the SET50 are classified into various sectors. The biggest sectors include Transportation, Materials, and Energy.

In October 2011, the SET50 had posted its all-time low of 636.07. In May 2013, it had posted its all-time high of 1,079.78.

The potentials of the Thai equity market cannot be underestimated. The same goes for its growth prospects. By 2019, Asia is widely believed to account for more than a quarter of the global financial wealth; and Thailand is surely one of the reasons behind that success. Consequently, investors are strongly urged to invest on SET stocks today. Some of them prefer to invest in AP.

More notable recent AP (BKK:Thailand Public Company Limited) news were published by: Theguardian.com which released: “Bangkok half-marathon becomes world’s longest after wrong U-turn – The Guardian” on November 16, 2015, also Nypost.com with their article: “Bangkok’s ‘deadly rich kids’ get away with murder – New York Post” published on March 23, 2016, Theguardian.com published: “Bangkok city guide: what to do plus the best hotels, restaurants and bars – The Guardian” on February 18, 2017. More interesting news about AP (BKK:Thailand Public Company Limited) were released by: Time.com and their article: “20 People Have Been Injured in a Bomb Attack at a Bangkok Hospital – TIME” published on May 22, 2017 as well as Theguardian.com‘s news article titled: “Thailand grieves over former king at lavish cremation ceremony – The Guardian” with publication date: October 26, 2017.

AP Public Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the real estate development activities in Thailand. The company has market cap of $19.66 billion. The firm operates in three divisions: Low ?? Rise, High ?? Rise, and Other. It has a 4.61 P/E ratio. It develops single detached houses, townhouses, and condominiums; and provides after sales, property brokerage, and construction services.

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