Kuala Lumpur: Bursa Malaysia stock prices opened lower on Tuesday with the FTSE Bursa Composite Index down 0.53% to 1,791.93. There were 203.24 million shares traded valued at RM 76.82 mil. There were 163 gainers versus 84 decliners and 181 counters unchanged.
Bursa Malaysia’s optimism vanished within minutes of the opening, as it erased gains to return to the starting line.
1. The top KLSE active stock list including Sapura Energy was up one sen to 43.5 sen while Reach Energy gained 1.5 sen to 51 sen and Nova MSC gained 0.5 sen to 18 sen.
2. The top KLSE gainer stocks list, Air Asia was among the early gainers, adding four sen to RM3.10. Heavyweight Genting rose four sen to RM7.81 while Hengyuan climbed 12 sen to RM6.62.
3. The Klse loser stock including Hartalega slid four sen to RM6.56 in early trade. Maybank Investment Bank report said the glovemaker’s upcoming 2QFY19 core earnings is expected to be flattish. Meanwhile, CIMB slid three sen to RM5.98, Tenaga dipped two sen to RM15.50, Axiata shed two sen to RM4.63 and Public Bank lost two sen to RM 23.98.
Nasdaq index opens up today with 8,037.3 and previous close at -9.0 and HANG SENG index open with 1.87% down to reach 27,268.42.
Chinese markets remained closed for its Golden Week holidays. Japan’s markets reached for a fresh 27-year high on news that trade tension in North America may finally have relieved, lending more positivity in the global trade environment.
The ringgit extended yesterday’s downtrend to open easier against the US dollar this morning as risk appetite for the greenback strengthened among rising oil prices. On Monday closing the local currency stood at 4.1400/1440 against 4.1380/1420.
Ringgit mixed trade data with other currency-
1. It rose against the Singapore dollar to 3.0164/0195 from 3.0198/0238 on Monday and improved versus the euro to 4.7921/7979 from 4.8059/8118.
2. The local currency depreciated the Japanese yen to 3.6332/6370 from yesterday’s 3.6295/6340 and weakened against the British pound to 5.3990/4046 from 5.3976/3049.
Comex Crude Oil prices fringed up on Tuesday, Brent crude oil futures were trading at US$85.05 per barrel, up seven cents from their last close, near the US$85.45 peak reached in the previous session, its highest since November 2014. US West Texas Intermediate crude futures were up 25 cents at US$75.55 a barrel.