Westports, Spring Gallery, Tomypak, Techfast, SMTrack

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KUALA LUMPUR (May 13): theedgemarkets.com has highlighted five stocks with momentum at Bursa Malaysia's afternoon market close today. Three stocks show positive momentum while two show negative momentum.

Stocks with positive momentum are:

Westports Holdings Bhd (fundamental: N/A; valuation: N/A) down one sen at RM4.36

Spring Gallery Bhd (fundamental: 1.7; valuation: 0.3) up 0.5 sen at 65 sen

Tomypak Holdings Bhd (fundamental: 1.8; valuation: 1.4) up seven sen at RM1.71

Stocks with negative momentum are:

Techfast Holdings Bhd (fundamental: 1.95; valuation: 0.3) down 3.5 sen at 21 sen

SMTrack Bhd (fundamental: 1.95; valuation: 0) up two sen at 14.5 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.)