Bursa ends lower on heavyweight selling pressure

BURSA Malaysia ended the week at the day’s low today, succumbing to selling pressure in heavyweight counters led by the financial services and healthcare sectors, dealers said.

At 5 pm, the benchmark FBM KLCI fell 13.72 points to 1,615.69 from Thursday’s close of 1,629.41.

The key index opened 1.18 points up at 1,630.59, and moved between 1,615.69 and 1,632.01 throughout the day.

However, market breadth was positive with gainers leading losers 631 to 530, while 468 counters were unchanged, 575 untraded and 18 others suspended.

Total volume increased to 9.64 billion units worth RM5.51 bil from Thursday’s 9.53 billion units worth RM5.44 bil. – March 12, 2021

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