SHARE prices on Bursa Malaysia ended firmer yesterday, bolstered by buying support and interests in selected heavyweights, led by DiGi, Maybank and UEM Land, dealers said.
They said the market remained in positive territory throughout the day, tracking the favourable Wall Street overnight performance and the rebound on regional markets. The key US equity indices rose between 0.3 per cent and 0.5 per cent at the closing bell amid optimism the US Fed will continue to provide monetary stimulus.
The FBM KLCI rose by 6.1 points to end at 1,642.08. The index, which opened at 1,637.81, hovered between 1,637.81 and 1,643.42 throughout the day.
Advancers led decliners by 432 to 230, with 312 counters unchanged, 669 untraded and 19 others suspended.
Total volume rose to 966.731 million shares valued at RM1.797 billion from 802.549 million shares valued at RM1.696 billion previously.
Among the heavyweights, Sime Darby was flat at RM9.19, CIMB Group eased one sen to RM7.19 and Axiata Group climbed one sen to RM6.39.
In the meantime, DiGi garnered 11 sen to RM4.68, Maybank added five sen to RM9.10 and UEM Land added nine sen to RM2.59.
Of the actives, Patimas Computers fell 0.5 sen to five sen, China Automobile rose eight sen to 44 sen and Compugates Holdings was flat at nine sen.
Meanwhile, FBM KLCI futures contracts on Bursa Malaysia Derivatives closed higher yesterday following strong buying interest, dealers said.
March 2013 rose 10.5 points to 1,640.5, April 2013 added 10 points to 1,636, June 2013 advanced 12.5 points to 1,627.5 and September 2013 gained 11 points to 1,621.5.
Turnover totalled 7,191 lots while open interest stood at 36,200 contracts. Bernama