Healthcare stocks boosted Bursa’s close

Bursa Malaysia ended higher today, boosted by the strong buying momentum in selected heavyweights, led by the healthcare-linked stocks.

At 5pm, the benchmark index closed 14.27 points or 0.94% higher at 1,518.11 from 1,503.84 at Friday’s close.

The market barometer opened 3.37 points higher at 1,507.21 and hovered between 1,505.92 and 1,521.91 throughout the day.

On the scoreboard, gainers trounced losers 723 to 387, while 428 counters were unchanged, 613 untraded and 23 others suspended.

Total volume surged to 9.50 billion units worth RM5.43 bil versus the 8.70 billion units worth RM4.76 bil recorded on Friday. – Oct 19, 2020

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