DOWN ON MILD PROFIT-TAKING
BURSA Malaysia finished lower yesterday on mild profit-taking in some heavyweights and lowerliners, in line with some Asian bourses, said dealers.
The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) fell 1.16 points to 1,749.25 against Wednesday’s close of 1,750.41, after fluctuating between 1,746.05 and 1,751.07 throughout the day.
The index opened 0.28-of-apoint better at 1,750.69.
Volume narrowed to 3.22 billion units, worth RM2.56 billion, from 3.39 billion units, worth RM2.63 billion, registered on Wednesday.
Telecommunications counters closed higher. Maxis rose three sen to RM6.47, Axiata and TM each added two sen to RM5.15 and RM6.43, respectively and Digi.com up one sen to RM5.17.
Among the heavyweights, Maybank lost five sen to RM8.92, TNB and Public Bank were flat at RM13.74 and RM19.94, respectively.
Of the actives, SKH rose two sen to 9.5 sen and Trive fell three sen to 17.5 sen Bernama