FBM KLCI - 20150407Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed higher yesterday and persistent buying in selected index-linked heavyweights by funds pushed the benchmark FBM KLCI to close at a seven-month high, in line with regional markets. Most Asian markets rose yesterday following the positive lead from Wall Street overnight, while investors remained cautious as to how the US market would react over the weak job data. The FBM KLCI closed at an intra-day high of 1,856.51, up 13.57 points or 0.74%, after opening at the intra-day low of 1,843.18. Gainers outpaced losers by 502 to 354, while 327 counters were unchanged. Total volume was lower at 1.95 billion units worth RM2.10 billion from Monday’s 1.99 billion units worth RM1.67 billion.

FBM KLCI - 20150406Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed higher yesterday in line with most regional markets, supported by persistent foreign fund buying in the finance and consumer stocks as the ringgit staged a rebound against the US dollar. Most Asian markets rose yesterday on expectations of possible delay in the US interest increase due to unexpected weak non-farm payrolls report for March. The FBM KLCI rose 8.42 points or 0.46% to 1,842.94, after hovering between 1,837.51 and 1,844.83 throughout the day. Gainers outpaced losers by 395 to 377, while 342 counters were unchanged. Total volume was higher at 1.99 billion units worth RM1.67 billion from Friday’s 1.78 billion units worth RM1.28 billion.

FBM KLCI - 20150403wkStocks on Bursa Malaysia closed higher last Friday tracking the positive regional markets. The benchmark FBM KLCI closed 2.55 points or 0.14% better at 1,834.52, after hovering between 1,829.74 and 1,836.82 throughout the day. On a Friday-to-Friday basis, the FBM KLCI gained 21.15 points from 1,813.37 on previous Friday. Gainers outpaced losers by 383 to 360, while 345 counters were unchanged. Total volume was lower at 1.78 billion units worth RM1.28 billion from Thursday’s 2.16 billion units worth RM2.03 billion. Weekly turnover increased to 10.94 billion units worth RM9.06 billion from previous week’s 10.21 billion units worth RM9.5 billion.

FBM KLCI - 20150402Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed higher yesterday amid a firmer broader market as funds were seen picking up index linked stocks driven by buying interest in plantation counters. Market sentiment improved in late afternoon in line with firmer key regional bourses as the US dollar weakened. The FBM KLCI ended 5.66 points or 0.31% higher at 1,831.97 points after hovering between 1,826.28 and 1,832.37 throughout the day. Gainers outpaced losers by 466 to 325, while 322 counters were unchanged. Total volume was lower at 2.16 billion units worth RM2.03 billion from Wednesday’s 2.91 billion units worth RM1.57 billion.

FBM KLCI - 20150401Stocks on Bursa Malaysia ended yesterday in negative territory on profit-taking as traders were increasingly concerned over the continuously depressed crude oil prices, Greek debt issues, as well as the implementation of the goods and services tax. At close, the benchmark FBM KLCI eased 4.47 points or 0.24% to 1,826.31 points, after hovering between 1,823.61 and 1,831.35 throughout the day. Losers overwhelmed gainers by 478 to 291 while 325 counters were unchanged. Total volume rose to 2.91 billion units worth RM1.57 billion from Tuesday’s 2.15 billion units worth RM2.45 billion.