At 5 pm, the FBM KLCI ended 1.66 points higher at 1,522.48 on strong interest in plantation stocks. For the week, the index added 0.12%.
On the broader market, gainers outnumbered losers 518 versus 406 while 459 counters were unchanged. Market turnover stood at 4.48 billion shares valued at RM2.93bil.
In today’s session, 17 of the KLCI-component stocks closed higher while 12 counters traded lower and one closed unchanged.
Petronas Dagangan rose 36 sen to RM19.04, PPB added 20 sen to RM18.40, Hap Seng gained 14 sen to RM7.84, Genting climbed 12 sen to RM4.93 and Digi advanced 11 sen to RM4.25.
Kuala Lumpur Kepong rose 10 sen to RM19.80, IOI Corp added four sen to RM3.73 and Sime Darby Plantation gained four sen to RM3.60.
Hartalega fell 11 sen to RM7.53, MR DIY shed nine sen to RM3.43, Top Glove lost seven sen to RM3.97 and Hong Leong Bank eased six sen to RM18.30.
Among the active counters on Bursa Malaysia, Dagang Nexchange was 3.5 sen higher at 75 sen and Pasukhas fell seven sen to 12.5 sen.
KESM, Genetec, Chin Teck Plantations and Heineken are among the top losers on Bursa Malaysia.
Meanwhile, Brent crude oil added 40 cents, or 0.54%, to US$73.87 a barrel while US crude oil futures climbed 37 cents, or 0.52%, to US$72.02 per barrel.
Asian bourses closed broadly lower today, with Japan's Nikkei 225 losing 0.98%, South Korea’s Kospi fell 0.28%, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 0.03%, China’s Shanghai Composite added 0.71%.