APAC REIT Daily: Yuexiu REIT leads HK REITs higher, as Thai REITs finish lower

By Benn Dorrington

Here’s how the REIT markets performed across Asia Pacific on Wednesday, 6 May 2020.

Hong Kong

Yuexiu REIT (405) stocks jumped 2.21% to HK$3.69 in Hong Kong trading today, while Fortune REIT (778) and Link REIT (823) rose 1.84% and 1.40% higher, respectively.

Sunlight REIT (435) slumped 0.77% to HK$3.89 and Prosperity REIT (808) finished the day 0.42% lower at HK$2.41.

The Hang Seng REIT Index rose 1.05%, as the Hang Seng increased 1.20% to 24,153.92.

Australia

National Storage REIT (NSR) shares finished 6.51% lower in Sydney today after announcing plans to raise A$300m yesterday, while Centuria Office REIT (COF) and Scentre Group (SCG) stocks fell 2.60% and 2.30%, respectively.

While minor REIT US Masters Residential Property Fund (URF) recorded the strongest gains (up 6.93%), Growthpoint Properties Australia (GOZ) and GPT Group (GPT) edged 1.36% and 1.30% higher.

The S&P/ASX 200 A-REIT Index (XPJ) declined 0.81%, while the S&P/ASX 200 slid 0.42%.

Singapore

In Singapore, Frasers Logistics & Commercial Trust (BUOU) shares rose by more than 3.80% to S$1.08, followed by First REIT (AW9U), which gained 1.91%.

Sabana Shariah Compliant Industrial REIT (M1GU) stocks fell 3.04% to $0.32, while Keppel DC REIT (AJBU) declined 2.14% to $2.29.

The FTSE Straits Times closed 0.74% higher.

Japan

The Tokyo stock exchange was closed today for a public holiday.

Malaysia

In Kuala Lumpur, most REITs finished higher or unchanged today. KIP REIT (5280) shares increased 3.03% to RM0.85, while IGB REIT (5227) rose 1.70%.

The S&P Malaysia REIT Index edged 0.30% higher, while the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI finished trading 0.65% lower.

Thailand

Most Thai REIT shares finished trading lower today, as the country’s SET 50 Index dropped 1.94%.

Samui Airport Property Fund stocks declined 3.76% to ฿12.80, followed by a 3.11% fall for Strategic Hospitality Extendable Freehold & Leasehold REIT.

Dusit Thani Freehold & Leasehold REIT shares were among the few to rise, up 0.56% to ฿3.58.

Other markets

In South Korea, Lotte REIT shares jumped 2.54% to ₩5,250, as E KOCREF CR REIT stocks rose 1.72%.

There was little movement among Taiwan REITs, with Cathay No. 2 REIT stocks rising 0.23% to NT$17.49 and Fubon No.1 REIT shares edging 0.19% lower.

New Zealand REITs Kiwi Property Group Ltd. (KPG) and Precinct Properties New Zealand Ltd. (PCT) saw shares traded lower again today, declining 2.11% and 1.00%, respectively.

In India, Embassy Office Parks REIT (EMBASSY) stocks were 0.87% lower at ₹351.01 during afternoon trading.

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Benn is a freelance journalist and the publisher of APAC Real Estate. He has reported for the Herald Sun, REFI Europe, S&P Global Market Intelligence, Leader Newspapers, and more.