LOWER ON PROFIT-TAKING ACTIVITIES
BURSA Malaysia, which remained in the red yesterday, closed lower on profit-taking in key heavyweights and in line with the selloff in most global equity markets.
The benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) lost 6.37 points to close at 1,748.3, its highest yesterday, compared with Tuesday’s close of 1,754.67.
After opening 6.92 points weaker at 1,747.75 this morning, the benchmark index touched its low of 1,738.4 yesterday.
Volume fell to 3.16 billion units worth RM2.75 billion from 4.57 billion units worth RM3.28 billion on Tuesday.
Among the heavyweights, Maybank and TNB fell six sen each to RM8.94 and RM13.72, respectively, Public Bank declined 12 sen to RM19.96, and Sime Darby eased four sen to RM9.26.
Of the actives, Dataprep gained 12 sen to 62 sen, Daya Materials rose 1.5 sen to 9.5 sen. Bernama