The FBM KLCI index lost 0.08 points or 0.00% on Thursday. The Finance Index fell 0.02% to 17813.37 points, the Properties Index dropped 0.35% to 1003.73 points and the Plantation Index rose 0.21% to 7563.26 points. The market traded within a range of 9.88 points between an intraday high of 1803.71 and a low of 1793.83 during the session.
Actively traded stocks include SAPNRG, VS-WA, HIBISCS, VELESTO, ORION, MYEG, SCOMI, PESONA, FOCUS and KGB-WA. Trading volume decreased to 1993.35 mil shares worth RM2053.86 mil as compared to Wednesday’s 2212.82 mil shares worth RM2300.40 mil.
Leading Movers were GENM (+8 sen to RM5.01), PMETAL (+5 sen to RM4.83), SIME (+6 sen to RM2.64), IOICORP (+2 sen to RM4.56) and PETCHEM (+4 sen to RM9.38). Lagging Movers were IHH (-11 sen to RM5.18), HARTA (-8 sen to RM6.49), MISC (-6 sen to RM6.10), TM (-3 sen to RM3.23) and HLFG (-14 sen to RM19.48). Market breadth was negative with 359 gainers as compared to 503 losers.
The KLCI closed flattish at 1798.64 despite overnight poor performance in US market. The performance of our local bourse remained muted as lack of fresh catalyst.