Tuesday, 14 February 2012

KL shares lower at mid-afternoon

Share prices on Bursa Malaysia continued to remain subdued during mid-afternoon trading today, although the benchmark index remained in positive territory, lifted by finance-related stocks, dealers said.

At 3.42pm, the FTSE Bursa Malaysia Kuala Lumpur (FBM KLCI) was 2.41 points firmer at 1,565.23.

The Finance Index rose 57.689 points to 13,885.26, the Industrial Index added 2.67 points to 2,909.47 and the Plantation Index shed 45.391 points to 8,879.85.

The FBM Emas Index eased 1.08 points to 10,877.45 and the FBM 70 Index was 46.399 points lower at 12,378.49 while the FBM Ace declined 58.57 points to 4,687.3.

Decliners led advancers 585 to 268 while 287 counters were unchanged with turnover at 1.84 billion shares worth RM1.441 billion.

Among volume leaders, Aeon Credit added 26 sen to RM7.60, British American Tobacco gained 18 sen to RM51.68 and Warisan TC Holdings improved 15 sen to RM2.70.

Among heavyweights, Maybank went up one sen to RM8.51, Sime Darby gained three sen to RM9.64, Petronas Chemicals perked two sen to RM6.97 and CIMB rose 13 sen to RM7.29. -- Bernama

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