FBM KLCI - 20150224Stocks on Bursa Malaysia extended gains for the second day yesterday on the back of improved sentiment as investors and bargain hunters continued nibbling selectively at value buys after the long Lunar New Year holiday, making the local bourse rise in tandem with most regional peers. MISC was the top contributor to the key index (with its +3.20 points contribution), adding 47 Sen to RM8.05, on news that Petronas had extended the time charter for five of its liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers for another 10 years. The benchmark FBM KLCI rose 9.29 points, or 0.51%, to 1,818.68, after moving between 1,812.01 and 1,819.24. Gainers outpaced decliners by 432 to 409 while 316 counters were unchanged. Total volume however shrank to 2.2 billion shares worth RM2.1 billion from 2.6 billion shares worth RM2.3 billion on Monday.

FBM KLCI - 20150223Stocks on Bursa Malaysia ended higher yesterday on the first trading day of the Year of the Goat spurred by light buying in small-capitalised stocks and selected blue chips. Trading in Bursa Malaysia was mostly dominated by lower-liners, with the benchmark index constituents barely moving. The benchmark FBM KLCI ended 1.52 points or 0.08% better at 1,809.39 after moving between 1,804.95 and 1,812.75. Gainers outpaced losers by 428 to 382, with 290 counters unchanged. Total volume rose to 2.6 billion shares worth RM2.3 billion from 897.03 million shares worth RM887.37 million last Wednesday.

FBM KLCI - 20150218wkStocks on Bursa Malaysia closed lower last Wednesday on half-a-day trading as trader trimmed positions ahead of the long Chinese New Year holiday. Traders also remained cautious over the weak sentiment fuelled by the ongoing Greek debt saga and despite rising crude oil prices which provided some comfort, especially to oil and gas counters. At close, the benchmark FBM KLCI ended at 1,807.87, down 2.22 points or 0.12% after hovering between 1,806.17 and 1,815.95. On a week-to-week basis, the FBM KLCI added 6.92 points from 1,800.95 on previous Friday. Losers led gainers by 381 to 276, while 284 counters were unchanged. Total turnover contracted to 897.04 million units worth RM887.39 million from 1.66 billion units valued at RM1.49 billion on Tuesday. Weekly turnover was down to 4.62 billion units, valued at RM4.5 billion, from 10.43 billion units, valued at RM11.44 billion, recorded the previous week.

FBM KLCI - 20150217Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed firmer yesterday lifted by last-minute buying in selected blue-chips and small caps. Trading had been slow ahead of the Chinese New Year celebrations, which start this Thursday. Late buying of TENAGA and PETGAS lifted the FBM KLCI to close slightly higher after staying in the red most of the day. At close, the FBM KLCI finished at 1,810.09, up 1.2 points or 0.07% after hovering between 1,804.52 and 1,810.9. Losers led gainers by 381 to 349, while 343 counters were unchanged. Total turnover contracted to 1.67 billion units valued at RM1.49 billion from 2.06 billion units valued at RM2.12 billion transacted on Monday.

FBM KLCI - 20150216Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed firmer yesterday buoyed by optimism over a possible Eurozone resolution to the Greece debt and crude oil price hike. The FBM KLCI closed almost eight points higher, underpinned by fund buying of CIMB and TENAGA while plantations advanced on firmer crude palm oil (CPO) prices. At close, the FBM KLCI was up 7.94 points or 0.44% at 1,808.89, after hovering between 1,800.24 and 1,809.71 throughout the day. Advancers outnumbered decliners by 452 to 352, while 323 counters were unchanged. Total turnover expanded to 2.06 billion units valued at RM2.12 billion from the 1.96 billion units valued at RM2.33 billion transacted on Friday.