Finance stocks lead rally
BURSA Malaysia ended higher yesterday, supported by buying in selected heavyweights and finance-related counters.
The FBM KLCI closed at 1,652.74, up 5.12 points or 0.31%. The composite index The key index opened 4.75 points higher and moved between 1,652.37 and 1,664.27 during the day.
Market breadth was positive with gainers outpacing losers by 650 to 207 with 308 counters unchanged, 523 counters untraded and 24 suspended.
Leading movers were finance counters, with CIMB gaining 17 sen to RM4.97, Maybank up 9 sen to RM7.96, Public Bank jumping 10 sen to RM19.78 and RHB rising 3 sen to RM4.76. – Bernama