Bursa Malaysia ended the Thursday morning trading session lower with the benchmark index FBM KLCI shrank 3.22 points or -0.21% at 1,496.23.
At 9:00 am, the main index opened lower at 1,497.41 vis-a-vis yesterday’s close of 1,497.41.
During the morning trading session, the index was traded in the range of 1,494.03- 1,497.74.
Despite the bullish performance exhibited by regional peers, the local bourse showed lacklustre performance as the main index is traded in range bound today due to lack of fresh catalysts.
Top five active counters for the morning session were ATA IMS, Velesto Energy, Dataprep Holdings, Ta Win Holdings, Talam Transform.
Top five gainers were Hextar Technologies Solutions, Fraser & Neave, Malaysian Pacific Industries, Dufu Technology Corp, Kuala Lumpur-Kepong.
Whilst top five decliners were Heineken Malaysia, PETRONAS Dagangan, Aeon Credit, Nestle Malaysia, Kotra Industries.