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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

BURSA MALAYSIA >>> Market Biz Overviews

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Shares Reeled From 5th Bear Attack; FBM KLCI Down 13.77 pts (1.06%)
Share prices on Bursa Malaysia closed lower Tuesday in line with the downbeat performance of the regional bourses. The benchmark index registered its losses for the fifth consecutive day on more robust volume.
The FBM KLCI lost ground for the 5th consequtive days to close at 1,283.02 points. It opened 0.02 of a point higher at 1,296.81 points, slightly below the day's highest level of 1,297.45 points and moved to as low as 1,278.10 points during the day, representing a trading band of 19.35 points.
Market breadth was negative with losers outnumbering gainers 708 to 152. Volume however expanded to 1,250 million shares worth RM1,654 million from 996 million shares valued at RM1,131 million Monday.
Of the 30 components of KLCI, only 2 closed in the positive territory, 24 ended lower while the remaining four were unchanged. Volume for the component stock was 121 million shares worth RM775 million.
Among the active stocks, Talam edged down one sen to 12 sen, IRCB fell 13 sen at RM1.38 and KNM shed three sen to 73.5 sen.
Counters that bucked the trend included Tomypak which gained 35 sen to RM2.63, AEON which rose 30 sen to RM5.50 and Perduren which went up 28 sen to RM1.82.
For the heavyweights, Sime Darby fell six sen to RM8.79, Maybank declined five sen to RM6.85, CIMB dropped 22 sen to RM13.06 and Maxis was flat at RM5.39.
IOI Corp shed nine sen to RM5.41, Tenaga Nasional went down five sen to RM8.13, Genting decreased eight sen to RM7.12 and MISC fell 25 sen to RM8.15.
Lagging Movers were CIMB (-22 sen to RM13.06), GENTING (-18 sen to RM7.12), IOI (-9 sen to RM5.41), MISC (-25 sen to RM8.15) and SIME DARBY (-6 sen to RM8.79). Leading Movers were ASTRO (+1 sen to RM3.24) and RHB CAPITAL (+1 sen to RM5.35). Market breadth was negative with 708 losers as compared to 152 gainers.
The Finance Index declined 1.18% to 11239.01 points, the Properties Index lost 2.10% to 789.03 points and the Plantation Index eased 1.21% to 6345.79 points.
The Ace Market volume dropped to 81.989 million shares worth RM16.167 million from 120.4 million shares worth RM22.35 million.

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