KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 17 ― Bursa Malaysia continued its uptrend at mid-morning today, supported by gains in blue-chips led by Genting Bhd and Axiata.
At 11.05am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) stood at 1,720.48, up 2.37 points from Thursday’s close of 1,718.11, after opening 2.70 points better at 1,720.81.
On the broader market, gainers thumped losers by 317 to 282, while 378 counters remained unchanged with 878 untraded and 20 others suspended.
Turnover stood at 804.36 million shares worth RM513.57 million.
Among heavyweights, Genting Bhd rose 18 sen to RM9.10, Axiata added seven sen to RM5.25 and CIMB was six sen better at RM5.98.
Petronas Chemicals and Digi went up four sen each to RM7.34 and RM4.72, respectively.
Newly ACE market-listed counter, Kejuruteraan Asastera, topped the list of the most active counters to rise 5.5 sen to 30.5 sen, DGB Asia earned two sen to 13 sen and its warrant inched up half-a-sen to three sen.
NetX was flat at five sen while Asia Bioenergy was one sen lower at 20 sen.
Hoover led the top gainers’ list, to advance 27 sen to RM1.19, Kossan gained 21 sen to RM8.21, Petron Malaysia and United Plantations rose 20 sen each to RM12.10 and RM28, respectively, and PMB Technology was 16 sen higher at RM4.32.
The FBM Emas Index gained 4.86 points to 12,408.85, FBMT 100 Index increased 2.84 points to 12,056.96 and the FBM Ace was 32.60 points better at 6,557.0.
The FBM Emas Shariah Index fell 8.93 points to 12,850.89 and the FBM 70 slid 47.18 points to 15,310.40.
Sector-wise, the Finance Index advanced 21.17 points to 16,061.45 and the Plantation Index perked 9.19 points to 7,911.60.
The Industrial Index fell 22.95 points to 3,144.87. ― Bernama
Source: The Malay Mail Online