FBM KLCI 20150128Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed lower yesterday on profit taking in key heavyweights especially finance as well as oil and gas amid external weakness. Market sentiment was dampened by the reemergence of a geopolitical risk in Ukraine and uncertainty caused by renegotiations between the new anti-austerity Greek government and international lenders. At close, the FBM KLCI dropped 7.29 points or 0.40% to 1,795.88 after moving between 1,790.02 and 1,800.64 throughout the day. Decliners outpaced gainers by 440 to 340, while 339 counters were unchanged. Total turnover declined to 2 billion shares valued at RM2.3 billion from 2.1 billion units valued at RM2.2 billion on Tuesday.

FBM KLCI 20150127Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed higher yesterday, lifted by interests in heavyweights, especially Petronas-linked companies. The local bourse rebounded in line with overnight gains on Wall Street after the Greek anti-austerity Syriza party won the general elections in Greece. At close, the benchmark FBM KLCI stood at 1,803.17, up 6.73 points or 0.37%, after opening 6.48 points lower at 1,789.96 and fluctuated between 1,788.55 and 1,810.21 throughout day. Gainers outpaced decliners by 447 to 366, while 314 counters were unchanged. Total turnover rose to 2.1 billion units valued at RM2.2 billion from 1.9 billion units valued at RM2.1 billion on Monday.

FBM KLCI 20150126Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed lower yesterday, weighed down by profit-taking in heavyweights after recent rally. The local market edged lower in line with regional peers which tracked the weak cue from Wall Street last Friday, and sentiment was also dampened by the victory of the anti-austerity Syriza party in the recent Greek elections, as it raised concerns that the country could abandon budget constraints and cause instability in Europe. At close, the FBM KLCI stood at 1,796.44, down 6.64 points or 0.37%, after opening 2.59 points lower at 1,800.49 and moved between 1,792.65 and 1,801.06 throughout the day. Decliners outpaced gainers by 559 to 312, while 266 counters were unchanged. Total volume declined to 1.88 billion shares worth RM2.13 billion from 2.61 billion units valued at RM3.13 billion last Friday.

FBM KLCI 20150123wkStocks on Bursa Malaysia ended on a firmer note last Friday on continuous buying support for selected heavyweights, amid bargain hunting activities and positive regional market sentiments. The benchmark FBM KLCI gained 21.33 points or 1.20% to end at 1,803.08, after hovering between 1,788.78 and 1,809.33 throughout the day. On a weekly basis, the FBM KLCI rose 59.51 points or 3.41% to 1,803.08 from 1,743.57 on previous Friday. Gainers trounced losers by 534 to 365, while 310 counters were unchanged. Total volume rose to 2.61 billion units worth RM3.1 billion from 2.58 billion units worth RM2.9 billion on Thursday. Weekly turnover increased to 11.32 billion units worth RM12.38 billion from 8.78 billion units worth RM10.24 billion the previous week.

FBM KLCI 20150122Stocks on Bursa Malaysia finished higher yesterday on continuous buying support in selected blue chips throughout the day. The local bourse was moving in tandem with other regional peers as major Asian indices displayed encouraging performance ahead of the European Central Bank (ECB) meeting later of the day. At close, the benchmark FBM KLCI stood at 1,781.75, up 11.66 points or 0.66%, after opening 2.35 points lower at 1,767.74. Gainers trounced losers by 664 to 253, while 288 counters were unchanged. Total volume rose to 2.6 billion units worth RM2.9 billion from 2.2 billion units worth RM2.5 billion on Wednesday.