The first week of 2021 saw the Malaysia warrants market clocking in an overall turnover of RM404.9mil with warrants over single stocks making up over 79.6% of the total turnover while warrants over the Hang Seng Index came in second, constituting up to 14.4%. Warrants over other indices and foreign underlyings made up the rest of the total turnover for the week.
As Covid-19 cases in the country continued to mount, there was renewed interest in the rubber glove makers which were badly hammered over the last quarter of 2020. On Friday, shares of glove makers stole the show as they gained ground and outperformed the market. Rubberex Corporation led gains with a whopping 29.7% rally to close at RM1.92 in its best day since August 2020. Shares of Supermax Corporation and Comfort Gloves also jumped by an impressive 20.7% and 17.5% respectively while the world’s biggest glove producer Top Glove Corporation soared 12.1% to end at RM6.50 buoyed by strong buying activities.
Amid the renewed interest in the rubber glove sector, call warrants over glove makers also saw traction with TOPGLOV-C83 and TOPGLOV-C84 registering a total traded volume of 100.2mil and 92.0mil respectively as they take the second and third mostly actively traded warrants for the week. TOPGLOV-C83 was also the week’s top warrant in terms of total value traded at RM41.6mil. Meanwhile KOSSAN-C7 and TOPGLOV-C98 came in at fourth and fifth place with up to 61.1mil and 56.3mil units exchanged hands.
That aside, the Hang Seng Index also kicked start the year with a bang as it soared an impressive 2.4% for the week to end at 27,878.23 on Friday. The gains also saw the spot month January futures contract surging by 2.1% for the week to finish at 27,801, with 4 out of 5 trading days closing in positive territory. Following the upbeat performance in the underlying, the near expiring put warrant HSI-HDN witnessed up to 147.1mil units traded, landing it on the top spot of the most active list.
Top warrants by volume traded:
|Issuer||Exercise level/price||Expiry date|
|HSI-HDN||147.1||Macquarie||25,800||29 Jan 2021|
|TOPGLOV-C83||100.2||Kenanga||7.0||31 May 2021|
|TOPGLOV-C84||92.0||CIMB||6.0||29 Jan 2021|
|KOSSAN-C7||61.1||Kenanga||4.0||26 Apr 2021|
|TOPGLOV-C98||56.3||Maybank||8.6||30 Sep 2021|
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