FBM KLCI ends slightly lower, broader market firmer

BURSA Malaysia’s key index ended slightly lower after a bumpy trading session while the broader market was firmer on lack of buying interest as investors focused on small- and mid-cap stocks.

At 5pm, the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) fell 0.33 of-a-point to 1,457.66 from Monday’s close of 1,457.99.

The index opened 1.27 points lower at 1,456.72 and moved between 1,454.61 and 1,459.0 throughout the day.

The broader market was positive with advancers outpacing decliners 519 to 406, while 453 counters were unchanged, 996 untraded and 11 others suspended.

Turnover was marginally higher at 3.95 billion units worth RM2.14 bil from 3.38 billion units worth RM2.12 bil on Monday. – Sept 19, 2023

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