KUALA LUMPUR, June 16 — The benchmark FBM KLCI remained higher at mid-morning at above the 1,790-level on continued buying momentum in selected heavyweights, amid steady regional markets.
At 11.05am, the key FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) rose 6.50 points to 1,796.51 from Thursday’s 1,790.01, after opening 1.3 points better at 1,791.31.
However, market breadth was negative with losers outpacing gainers 352 to 273, while 350 counters were unchanged, 819 untraded and 24 others suspended.
Turnover stood at 779.997 million shares worth RM482.84 million.
Among heavyweights, TNB rose eight sen to RM14.50, Axiata went up five sen to RM5.02, MISC jumped nine sen to RM7.44, Public Bank increased six sen to RM20.44, Sime Darby added two sen to RM9.63, CIMB gained one sen to RM6.77 while Maybank was flat at RM9.64.
Actively traded stocks this morning included SMTrack, which increased 1.5 sen to seven sen, Netx Holdings and Frontken inched up half-a-sen each to six sen and 31 sen, respectively, while Nexgram and Sumatec were flat at five sen and 5.5 sen.
The FBM Emas Index improved 29.51 points to 12,786.83, the FBMT100 Index was 31.42 points higher at 12,428.99, the FBM Emas Shariah Index expanded 36.74 points to 12,996.89, the FBM 70 declined 12.35 points to 15,186.57 and the FBM Ace fell 4.92 points to 6,337.35.
On a sectoral basis, the Finance Index advanced 54.69 points to 16,929.61, the Plantation Index rose 7.97 points to 7,936.55 and the Industrial Index was 9.06 points higher at 3,296.37. — Bernama