Bursa ends morning session higher


THE Bursa Malaysia main index ended the morning trading session in positive territory on firm market sentiment with buying seen in consumer staple stocks.

At 12.30pm, the benchmark index stood at 1,859.10, up 15.18 points from its previous close of 1,843.92.

The index rose to an intraday high of 1,859.10 and an intraday low of 1,850.62, after opening 7.7 points higher at 1,851.66 this morning.

Market breadth was positive with 517 gainers against 281 losers and 379 counters were unchanged..

Top gainers included Nestle (M) Bhd, Petronas Gas Bhd, Fraser & Neave Holdings Bhd, Dutch Lady Milk Industries Bhd and Ajinomoto (M) Bhd.

Top losers included United Plantations Bhd, Lingkaran Trans Kota Holdings Bhd, PLB Engineering Bhd, Genting Plantations Bhd and AEON Credit Service (M) Bhd.