Bursa Malaysia remains higher at mid-afternoon

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 30 ― Bursa Malaysia retreated marginally to below the 1,500 degree at mid-afternoon but remained in optimistic territory amid ongoing window dressing activities.

The benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) rose 7.63 details to 1,499.26 at 3pm from yesterday’s closing of 1,491.63.

The marketplace bellwether opened .30 factors better at 1,491.93.

Market place breadth was positive with gainers outpacing losers 406 to 370 gainers, although 407 counters were being unchanged, 1,072 untraded, and 49 other folks suspended.

Turnover amounted to 1.54 billion models well worth RM982.19 million.

Between the heavyweights, Petronas Chemical substances acquired 17 sen to RM8.70, Hong Leong Bank soared 26 sen to RM20.80, although General public Bank, CIMB and Sime Darby Plantation extra 5 sen just about every to RM4.40, RM5.85 and RM4.70 respectively.

Maybank was flat at RM8.74 and Axiata misplaced five sen to RM3.05.

As for the actives, Vinvest and Advance Synergy ended up both equally flat at 19.5 sen and 17.5 sen respectively, Top Glove drop 1.5 sen to 89.5 sen, and AHB acquired 50 percent-a-sen to 12 sen.

On the index board, the FBM Emas Index amplified 44.64 factors to 10,725.84, the FBMT 100 Index went up 43.06 factors to 10,443.64, the FBM Emas Shariah Index garnered 27.59 factors to 10,911.99, the FBM 70 Index rose 9.6 details to 13,034.03, while the FBM ACE Index eased 13.15 details to 5,333.06.

Sector-wise, the Economic Providers Index climbed 112.32 details to 16,649.03, the Plantation Index included 23.62 factors to 7,071.54, the Industrial Solutions and Expert services Index place on 1.72 details to 182.95, and the Vitality Index perked up 4.68 factors to 778.99. ― Bernama