Stocks on Bursa Malaysia ended the final week of 2011 on a strong note as investors look for year-end cheer. Late window-dressing in heavyweights helped lift the bourse to ensure the benchmark index ended the year above 1,500. Interests were confined to high-yielding stocks in the banking, plantation, technology and consumer sectors. The FBM KLCI closed at its best in nine months, with a gain of 24.04 points, or 1.60%, to 1,530.73. Week-on-week, the key index gained 34.58 points or 2.31% from previous Friday’s close of 1,496.15. Year-on year, the benchmark gained 11.82 points from 1,518.91 on 30 December 2010. Market breadth was positive with gainers leading losers by 468 to 327. Volume declined to 1.33 billion shares worth RM1.53 billion from 1.59 billion shares valued at RM1.16 billion registered on Thursday.