Stocks on Bursa Malaysia ended higher yesterday, lifted by renewed buying support and gains in selected heavyweights, especially in the finance and trade and services sectors. This was in sync with most Asian bourses which were modestly higher after an encouraging US earnings report boosted sentiment. The FBM KLCI rose 12.06 points or 0.69% to close at 1,736.19, after fluctuating between 1,722.61 and 1,736.19 throughout the day. Gainers led losers by 556 to 261 with 287 counters unchanged. Total volume increased to 1.66 billion units valued at RM1.51 billion from 1.52 billion units valued at RM1.55 billion on Monday.