Blue chips inched higher early Monday – Financial Advisory Service

KUALA LUMPUR: Blue chips crawled higher early Monday yet generally speaking the more extensive market was blended, following the mindful key Asian markets in front of US President Donald Trump’s arrangement discourse on Tuesday. – Financial Advisory Service

At 9.37am, the KLCI was up 1.28 focuses or 0.08% to 1,699.63. – Financial Advisory Service

Turnover was 677.65 million shares esteemed at RM200mil. There were 210 gainers, 260 washouts and 317 counters unaltered.

The ringgit plunged against the US dollar. It was down 0.07% at 4.4400 from the past close of 4.4370.

Markets are holding in late wide exchanging reaches, and premium is swinging to Trump’s arrangement discourse to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night where he is relied upon to give hints on his arrangements to cut duties, Reuters detailed. – Financial Advisory Services

MSCI’s broadest record of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan facilitated marginally in early exchange, with early Asian securities exchanges treading water. The record fell 0.7% on Friday, yet is still up over 11% since end-December, it said.

Maybank Investment Bank Research said:

the KLCI sank underneath the 1,700 mental bolster last Friday in the wake of falling 6.13 focuses to close the week at 1,698.35. Feeling in the more extensive market was negative with washouts outpacing gainers by 530 to 358. Exchanging volume of 3.01 billion shares worth RM2.52bil was recorded last Friday.

“A negative close underneath 1,700 infers a weaker undertone and may draw out the revision. Be that as it may, drawback might be topped inside prompt backings at 1,685 and 1,667,” it said.

BAT was the top gainer, up 58 sen to RM49.88 however with just 100 shares done. Panasonic added 28 sen to RM32.20 and PPB Group picked up 20 sen to RM16.50.

KESM was up 16 sen to RM9.80, Allianz 14 sen to RM11.36 and Kim Hin 11 sen higher at RM2.02. Scientex added 10 sen to RM7.50.

Kawan Food fell the most, down 41 sen or about 10% to RM4, UliCorp lost 26 sen to RM4.22, Classic Scenic 12 sen bring down at RM1.87. – Financial Advisory Services

Pos Malaysia fell nine sen to RM4.31 on benefit taking while IHH Healthcare lost nine sen additionally to RM5.82 on worries about its viewpoint.

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