The KLCI ended Monday marginally higher led by gains in bluechips such as Maybank, Genting, Bumiputra-Commerce and Sime Darby. At 5pm, the KLCI added 1.02 points to 1,091.17.
At Bursa Malaysia, 193 counters were up, 607 were down and 173 were traded unchanged. There were 1.92 billion shares traded with a total value of RM1.88 billion. Among the heavyweights, Maybank added 15 sen to RM6.10, Genting increased 10 sen to RM5.90, Bumiputra-Commerce was up 10 sen to RM9.25 and Sime Darby rose 5 sen to RM7.05.
Some property stocks were in the top most active counters with Mulpha shedding 1 sen to 62 sen with 741,645 shares traded, Equine losing 1.5 sen to 65.5 sen with 502,802 shares traded and Tebrau falling 6 sen to 92 sen with 485,606 shares traded.
Oil and gas counters KNM lost 5.5 sen to 98.5 sen, SAAG slipped 1.5 sen to 34.5 sen and Scomi was down 3 sen to 76.5 sen. Most major Asian markets, however, closed lower today.
Singapore’s Straits Times Index dropped 2.55% to 2,316.56 points while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index shed 2.07% to 18,498.96.
Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 slipped 0.95% to 10,039.67 while Seoul’s Kospi Index lost 1.13% to 1,412.42.
Crude palm oil 3-month futures fell RM86 to RM2,379 per tonne.
Nymex crude oil lost US$1.04 to US$71 per barrel.
The ringgit was quoted at 3.5285 to the US dollar.