KLCI down as Genting, Nestle slips

KLCI down as Genting, Nestle slips
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 26): The FBM KLCI slipped 1.42 points or 0.1% as investors evaluated Malaysia's corporate financials and after a last-minute selling of Genting Bhd shares dragged the KLCI lower.

At 5pm, the KLCI closed at 1,860.08. Genting shares dropped 18 sen to RM8.92 to become one of the biggest decliners on Bursa Malaysia.

Inter-Pacific Securities Sdn Bhd head of research Pong Teng Siew said: “Generally (Malaysia corporate) results have not been too encouraging, but we do see better profits."

Across Bursa Malaysia, 2.72 billion shares worth RM2.74 billion were traded. Top decliners included KLCI-linked stocks Nestle (M) Bhd and Hong Leong Financial Group Bhd.

Top gainers included Dutch Lady Milk Industries Bhd and KLCI component Hong Leong Bank Bhd.