KLCI_20120210

Stocks on Bursa Malaysia ended mixed last Friday on renewed concerns about Greece’s debt talks. Although Greece's leaders clinched a deal on economic reforms in return for a loan bailout, the country faces fresh hurdles as EU partners ask for more cutbacks. The FBM KLCI fell 3.66 points or 0.23% to close at 1,561.66 after opening 2.6 points weaker at 1,562.72. Week-on-week, the benchmark index rose 22.89 points from previous Friday’s close of 1,538.77. Market breath was positive with gainers leading losers by 566 to 371, while 315 counters were unchanged. Volume increased to 3.35 billion shares worth RM2.81 billion from 3.31 billion shares worth RM2.97 billion on Thursday. Total weekly volume increased to 11.06 billion shares, worth RM9.08 billion, from previous week’s 9.52 billion shares, worth RM9.2 billion. 

KLCI_20120209

Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed on a steady note yesterday, driven by late buying interest in penny stocks and selected blue chips. The market extended its uptrend from Wednesday, despite the cautious trading on regional Asian markets, due to the uncertainty in the Greece debt talks. The FBM KLCI rose by 12.14 points or 0.78% to close at 1,565.32 after opening 1.97 points higher at 1,555.15, with trading mostly seen in banking and plantation stocks. Losers led gainers by 456 to 447 with 309 counters unchanged. Turnover was lower at 3.31 billion shares worth RM2.97 billion from Wednesday’s 4.39 billion shares worth RM3.3 billion. 

KLCI_20120208

Stocks on Bursa Malaysia ended on a firm note yesterday, with record volume for this year, boosted by active retail participation. The positive sentiment was driven by continuous fund inflow and stronger global manufacturing data. The FBM KLCI rose 14.41 points, or 0.94%, to close at 1,553.18 after opening 3.5 points higher at 1,542.27. Market breadth was positive with gainers led losers by 593 to 322 while 293 counters were unchanged. Turnover surged to 4.39 billion shares valued at RM3.3 billion from 2.84 billion shares valued at RM2.32 billion last Friday, and yesterday’s volume almost surpassed the all-time high of 4.78 billion registered on Feb 22, 2007. 

KLCI_20120203

Stocks on Bursa Malaysia ended last week in positive territory on continued bargain hunting of penny stocks. The positive sentiment was in tandem with regional bourses, backed by sustained inflows, the US Fed's stance and reduced worries over the Euro-zone crisis. The FBM KLCI ended 1.68 points or 0.11% higher at 1,538.77 after fluctuating between 1,526.03 and 1,541.31 throughout the day. Week-on-week, the key index made a gain of 17.87 points, or 1.17% from previous Friday’s close of 1,520.90. Gainers beat losers by 461 to 399 while 352 counters were flat. Turnover improved to 2.84 billion shares worth RM2.32 billion from 2.58 billion shares valued at RM2.87 billion on Thursday. Weekly turnover for the four-day holiday-shortened week amounted to 9.516 billion shares valued at RM9.206 billion, compared with 5.580 billion shares worth RM5.080 billion during the three-day in the previous week.

KLCI_20120202

Stocks on Bursa Malaysia ended higher yesterday on continued positive buying sentiment in line with the firmer regional markets, as investors became more confident following the progress of the European debt crisis and positive economic data coming out of the US and China. The FBM KLCI rose 15.80 points, or 1.04%, to 1,537.09 after opening 5.32 points higher at 1,526.61. Advancers led decliners by 643 to 286 while 298 counters were unchanged. Volume rose to 2.58 billion shares valued at RM2.87 billion from 1.88 billion shares valued at RM2.29 billion on Tuesday. The market was closed on Wednesday for Federal Territory Day holiday.