Bursa settles lower, mixed performance in broader market

BURSA Malaysia reversed its gains and settled lower today, amid a mixed broader market.

At 5pm, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) lost 2.48 points to 1,588.25 from Monday’s close of 1,590.73.

The index opened 0.94 of-a-point better at 1,591.67 and moved between 1,587.87 and 1,597.42 throughout the day.

On the broader market, losers led gainers 529 versus 524, while 440 counters were unchanged, 659 untraded and six others suspended.

Total volume rose to 7.48 billion shares worth RM4.13 bil from 6.68 billion shares worth RM4.26 bil on Monday.

Meanwhile, Main Market volume improved to 4.63 billion shares worth RM3.23 bil compared with 3.94 billion shares worth RM3.19 bil on Monday.

Warrants turnover decreased to 311.09 million units valued at RM37.8 mil from 338.94 million units valued at RM39.42 mil previously.

Volume on the ACE Market rose to 2.54 billion shares worth RM858.9 mil from 2.41 billion shares worth RM1.03 bil.

Consumer products and services accounted for 394.16 million shares traded on the Main Market, industrial products and services (1.80 billion), construction (103.28 million), technology (384.31 million), SPAC (nil), financial services (35.35 million), property (470.61 million), plantation (442.41 million), REITs (5.36 million), closed/fund (5,000), energy (522.69 million), healthcare (102.85 million), telecommunications and media (133.62 million), transportation and logistics (214.35 million), and utilities (8.24 million). – May 4, 2021

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