KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 — Bursa Malaysia opened lower today as some traders took profits off the table following the local market’s three-day winning streak.
At 9.12am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 2.2 points lower at 1,667.46, against yesterday’s close of 1,669.66, after opening 5.81 points weaker at 1,663.85 this morning.
Gainers outpaced losers 134 to 97 while 203 counters were unchanged, 1,256 untraded and 17 others suspended.
Turnover stood at 154.36 million shares worth RM87.32 million.
Among the top losers for the early session, British American Tobacco went down 36 sen to RM49.64, PPB Group declined 12 sen to RM16.14 and Lysaght fell nine sen to RM3.48.
For the top gainers, Panasonic rose 38 sen to RM35.62, Petronas Dagangan gained 26 sen to RM23.60 and Ajinomoto rose 12 sen to RM13.40.
Of the heavyweights, TNB was unchanged at RM14.40, Maybank added five sen to RM7.65 and Public Bank gained six sen to RM19.64.
Among actives, Daya Materials and TH Heavy inched up half-a-sen to seven sen and 19 sen, respectively, while MBSB increased two sen to 93.5 sen.
The FBM Emas Index lost 7.27 points to 11,791.36, the FBMT 100 Index decreased 8.43 points to 11,491.2 but the FBM Emas Shariah Index was 3.98 points higher at 12,454.4.
The FBM 70 improved 14.14 points to 13,852.71, the Plantation Index dropped 1.55 points to 7,941.59 and the FBM Ace was 14.5 points weaker at 5,257.89.
The Finance Index lost 50.52 points to 14,255.21 and the Industrial Index was 0.44 point weaker at 3,133.56. — Bernama