Bursa Malaysia mixed at mid-morning, CI up 0.39%

BURSA Malaysia was mixed at mid-morning today amid cautious trading.

At 11.03am, the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) rose by 6.08 points to 1,554.68 from Tuesday’s close of 1,548.60.

The benchmark index opened 5.55 points higher at 1,554.15.

However, decliners surpassed gainers 389 to 336, while 396 counters were unchanged, 1,134 untraded and 11 others suspended.

Turnover stood at 1.85 billion units worth RM712.92 million.

Among the heavyweights, Malayan Banking Bhd added one sen to RM8.96, Public Bank Bhd, Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd and CIMB Group Holdings Bhd were four sen higher at RM4.57, RM10.06 and RM5.10 respectively, while IHH Healthcare Bhd improved 16 sen to RM6.59.

Of the actives, Sapura Energy Bhd fell half-a-sen to seven sen, Techna-X Bhd eased three sen to five sen, Yong Tai Bhd decreased 1.5 sen to 8.5 sen, while Serba Dinamik Holdings Bhd was flat at 16.5 sen.

Among the top gainers, Nestlè (M) Bhd advanced RM1.70 to RM134.50, KL Kepong Bhd strengthened 28 sen to RM26.98 and PPB Group Bhd firmed 26 sen to RM16.80, while Hong Leong Bank Bhd and United Malacca Bhd improved 24 sen each to RM20.98 and RM5.56 respectively.

On the index board, FBM ACE dropped 74.83 points to 5,288.41, FBM Emas Index advanced 37.89 points to 11,098.30, FBM T100 Index firmed 30.44 points to 10,764.52, FBM Emas Shariah Index added 22.97 points to 11,572.24 and FBM 70 gained 37.5 points to 13,176.35.

Sector-wise, the Financial Services Index bagged 73.57 points to 16,608.06 and the Plantation Index increased 29.84 points to 8,290.03, while the Industrial Products and Services Index was 0.97 of-a-point lower at 199.45. — Bernama