Bursa Malaysia ends higher with key index up 0.58%

BURSA Malaysia ended its first day trading in the second quarter broadly higher after recording a steep sell-off on Wednesday, with the key index rising 0.58% supported by Top Glove and Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB). 

At 5pm, the benchmark FBM KLCI advanced 9.13 points to 1,582.64 from Wednesday’s close of 1,573.51.    

The index opened 6.46 points higher at 1,579.97 and moved between 1,576.33 and 1,586.26 throughout the day. 

On the broader market, gainers trounced losers 787 to 354, while 402 counters were unchanged, 581 untraded and nine others suspended.

Total volume eased to 7.92 billion shares valued at RM3.71 bil from Wednesday’s 8.36 billion shares valued at RM4.22 bil.  

Top Glove strengthened 12 sen to RM4.64 and TNB jumped 14 sen to RM10.26, and accounted for 3.34 points to the key index’s gains. 

As for other heavyweights, Public Bank and CIMB increased two sen each to RM4.22 and RM4.36, respectively, while Petronas Chemicals rose five sen to RM8.05, Press Metal Aluminium advanced 16 sen to RM10.06, Maybank was flat at RM8.25 and IHH Healthcare fell two sen to RM5.30. 

As for active counters, JKG went up two sen to 12.5 sen, Yong Tai gained 2.5 sen to 29 sen, Dagang Nexchange was 1.5 sen higher at 92.5 sen, MCT bagged 3.5 sen to 33 sen, and Berjaya Corp eased two sen to 43.5 sen.  – Apr 1, 2021

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