Microlink, JHM, Power Root, Perak Corp, Far East, Farlim

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KUALA LUMPUR (May 25): theedgemarkets.com has highlighted six stocks with momentum at Bursa Malaysia's afternoon market close today. Four stocks show positive momentum while two show negative momentum.

Stocks with positive momentum are:

Microlink Solutions Bhd (fundamental: 2.1; valuation: 0.6) down six sen at RM1.11

JHM Consolidation Bhd (fundamental: 1.15; valuation: 0.9) up 16.5 sen at 35 sen

Power Root Bhd (fundamental: 2.1; valuation: 1.1) down six sen at RM1.84

Perak Corp Bhd (fundamental: 1.9; valuation: 1.7) up 16 sen at RM3.28

Stocks with negative momentum are:

Far East Holdings Bhd (fundamental: 1.65; valuation: 1.4) down two sen at RM8.33

Farlim Group (M) Bhd (fundamental: 1.95; valuation: 0.9) unchanged at 66.5 sen

The list of stocks with momentum is generated using a proprietary mathematical algorithm highlighting stocks with a build-up in trading volume and price. The algorithm differentiates between stocks that exhibit positive (+ve) momentum and negative (-ve) momentum.

This list is not a buy or sell recommendation. It merely tells you which stocks are seeing higher than normal volume and price movements. The share price may move up or down from this point. But the “+ve” (suggesting a rising price trend on volume) and “-ve” (suggesting a falling price trend on volume) indicators should give readers a better idea of what the market is buying and when to sell.  Note also that momentum generally only persists for a short period of time.

However, each stock has an accompanying fundamental score and valuation score to help readers evaluate the attractiveness of the stocks, if they want to ride the momentum.

(Note: The Edge Research's fundamental score reflects a company’s profitability and balance sheet strength, calculated based on historical numbers. The valuation score determines if a stock is attractively valued or not, also based on historical numbers. A score of 3 suggests strong fundamentals and attractive valuations. Go to www.theedgemarkets.com for details on a company’s financial dashboard.)