DOWN ON PROFIT-TAK­ING

New Straits Times - - Business -

BURSA Malaysia con­tin­ued in neg­a­tive ter­ri­tory yes­ter­day amid profit-tak­ing ac­tiv­i­ties and floun­der­ing crude oil prices, said a dealer.

The bench­mark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) closed 2.50 points weaker to 1,775.65 from Tues­day’s clos­ing of 1,778.15.

On the broader mar­ket, losers out­paced gain­ers 473 to 417, with 400 coun­ters un­changed, 470 un­traded and 31 oth­ers sus­pended.

Vol­ume de­creased to 3.45 bil­lion units val­ued at RM2.88 bil­lion from 3.51 bil­lion units val­ued at RM3.84 bil­lion pre­vi­ously.

Among heavy­weights, Petronas fell 66 sen to RM19.04, IOI Corp shed four sen to RM4.60, YTL shed one sen to RM1.52 while Hap Seng was flat at RM8.92.

As for ac­tives, Price­worth In­ter­na­tional gained four sen to 29 sen, Glob­al­tec For­ma­tion inched up half-a-sen to six sen and Jag was flat at 15 sen. Ber­nama

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