BURSA ENDS BROADLY LOWER
BURSA Malaysia ended broadly lower yesterday on selling pressure across the board.
The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) ended at 1,767.17, down 7.78 points from Monday’s close of 1,774.95. After opening 0.63 of-a-point higher at 1,775.58, the index moved between 1,767.17 and 1,777.08 throughout the day.
Market breadth was negative, with losers thumping gainers 637 to 292 with 366 counters flat, 454 untraded and 21 suspended.
Volume fell to 2.91 billion units, valued at RM2.80 billion, from 4.10 billion units, valued at RM2.95 billion, on Monday.
Of blue chips, Public Bank rose four sen to RM20.14, Sime Darby added one sen to RM9.32, while Maybank was flat at RM9.35.
Of actives, Iskandar Waterfront added 14 sen to RM1.81, AirAsia X gained ½ sen to 53.5 sen and Borneo Oil was flat at 19 sen. Bernama