Stocks on Bursa Malaysia ended higher yesterday, extending gains from the day before, ahead of today's 2012 Budget announcement. Overall market sentiment remained positive, and almost all sectors regained strength after the recent losses with consumer and finance stocks leading the market recovery. The FBM KLCI ended 18.02 points steadier at 1,393.69 after opening 5.5 points higher at 1,381.17. Market breadth was positive with gainers led losers by 535 to 186 while 257 counters were unchanged. Turnover rose to 994.17 million shares, valued at RM1.39 billion, from Wednesday's 697.59 million shares worth RM1.09 billion.