KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 21 – Share prices on Bursa Malaysia opened mixed today with mild profit impacting counters such as CIMB and PPB Group, while pushing the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) into the red. At 9.10am, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 2.80 points lower at 1,631.43 against yesterday’s close of 1,634.23.
It opened point 0.93 of a point higher 1,635.16. On the broader market, gainers led losers 117 to 99, while 161 counters were unchanged, 1,350 untraded and 19 others suspended. Turnover stood at 71.99 million shares worth RM34.23 million. The FBM Emas Index fell 14.18 points to 11,392.25, the FBMT 100 Index lost 15.45 points for 11,095.16 and the FBM Emas Syariah Index declined 7.233 points to 11,962.09.
The FBM 70 declined 4.53 points to 12,841.48, but the FBM Ace was 9.75 points higher at 5,249.13. Sector-wise, the Finance Index was weaker by 57.68 points to 14,046.51, the Plantation Index slid 19.47 points to 7,582.77 and the Industrial Index went down 2.16 points to 3,063.49.
Among heavyweights, PPB Group and Petronas Dagangan slipped 16 sen each to RM16.14 and RM23.22 respectively, CIMB eased two sen to RM4.30, Hong Leong Bank gave up eight sen for RM14.08 and Public Bank slid two sen to RM19.14. Of the actives, Sanichi Technology fell half-a-sen to 13.5 sen, Vivocom and Inix Technologies were flat at 24 sen and 1.5 sen respectively, as XOX, and Green Ocean increased half-a-sen each to 14.5 sen 10.5 sen.
Gold futures contracts on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives opened higher as at 9.50am today, on continued buying interest, dealers said. July 2016 gained eight ticks or 40 sen to RM169.00 per gramme, August 2016 rose four ticks or 20 sen to RM169.10 per gramme, December 2016 gained 27 ticks or RM1.35 to RM170.60 per gramme, while June remained pegged at yesterday’s price of RM168.00 per gramme. Volume stood at four lots and open interest amounted to 396 contracts. — Bernama