The benchmark FBM KLCI ended yesterday with a gain of 4.06 points or 0.26% at its historic high of 1,579.07 with most heavyweight counters posting gains on steady buying amid mid-year window dressing and rising commodity prices. The general market, however, ended mixed yesterday as investors stayed cautious on lingering concerns about the Greek debt problem. Advancers led decliners by 399 to 325 while 329 were unchanged. Volume decreased to 947.614 million shares valued at RM1.814 billion from Wednesday’s 1.044 billion shares valued at RM1.796 billion. 


Stocks on Bursa Malaysia ended higher yesterday, helped by gains in selected blue chips. Month-end window-dressing and portfolio tweaking by hedge fund managers ahead of their first-half earnings reports also provided the support to the index. The overall market was positive and moving towards breaking the resistance level. The FBM KLCI rose 4.99 points to close at 1,575.01. Advancers led decliners by 434 to 333 while 319 counters closed unchanged. Volume rose to 1.04 billion shares valued at RM1.80 billion from 935.53 million shares valued at RM1.92 billion on Tuesday. 


Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed higher yesterday boosted by gains in selected finance blue chips and newly-listed MSM Holdings' encouraging performance. Finance stocks, led by RHB and CIMB, influenced the FBM KLCI's movement yesterday. The FBM KLCI rebounded to end the day 7.5 points or 0.48% higher at 1,570.02 after opening 1.48 points lower at 1,561.04. Advancers led decliners 492 to 278 while 303 counters were unchanged. Volume increased to 935.529 million shares valued at RM1.918 billion from 788.372 million shares valued at RM1.337 billion previously.


Stocks on Bursa Malaysia managed to recover some of their losses at closing yesterday amid cautious sentiment as major regional markets fell on Greek woes. External factors including concerns over the European debt crisis, coupled with continued depression from crude oil prices affected investor sentiment across the region. The FBM KLCI fell 2.14 points or 0.14% to end at 1,562.52 after opening 3.34 points lower at 1,561.32. Decliners led advancers by 433 to 263 while 313 counters were unchanged. Total volume decreased to 788.372 million shares valued at RM1.337 billion from 1.076 billion shares valued at RM1.718 billion last Friday. 


Stocks on Bursa Malaysia ended last week on a mixed note with follow-through interest in selected heavyweights, especially CIMB and Maybank. The decision by the country's two largest banks, Maybank and CIMB, to call off talks with RHB Cap on a possible merger attracted relief buying interest in the stocks. The FBM KLCI rose 1.47 points or 0.09% to 1,564.66 after opening 0.77 point higher at 1,563.96. Week-on-week, the key index gained 1.23 points from previous Friday’s close of 1,563.43. Market breadth was bullish with 434 gainers compared with 286 losers. Volume increased to 1.08 billion shares worth RM1.72 billion as compared to Thursday's 875.69 million shares valued at RM1.43 billion, and weekly volume increased to 4.6 billion shares worth RM7.64 billion from 4.12 billion shares worth RM7.81 billion the previous week.