Concrete Engineering, Gadang, MAA, SEG: Malaysia Equity Preview

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The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBMKLCI) Index rose 0.4 percent to 1,535.30.

Concrete Engineering Products Bhd. (CEP) : The Malaysian building materials supplier said it had a loss of 5.96 million ringgit ($2 million) in the second quarter ended Feb. 28, compared with a profit of 1.96 million ringgit a year earlier, according to a company statement. The stock dropped 3.5 percent to 2.20 ringgit.

Gadang Holdings Bhd. (GADG) : The property and construction group said net income in the third quarter ended Feb. 28 dropped 48 percent from a year earlier to 2.32 million ringgit. The stock added 2.2 percent to 70 sen.

MAA Holdings Bhd. (MAA) : The insurer won central bank approval for an extension of time to complete its capital resolution plans including the sale of its insurance unit, according to a company statement. The company now has until July 31. MAA slipped 2.5 percent to 1.19 ringgit.

Pantech Group Holdings Bhd. (PGHB) : The steel products maker for pipelines and refineries said profit in the fourth quarter ended Feb. 28 fell 49 percent from a year earlier to 5.48 million ringgit. The shares climbed 0.8 percent to 63 sen.

Pensonic Holdings Bhd. (PSN) : The electronic and electrical home appliances maker said profit in the third quarter ended Feb. 28 more than doubled from a year earlier to 896,000 ringgit as sales climbed, according to a stock exchange statement. Pensonic declined 3.6 percent to 68 sen.

SEG International Bhd. (SYS) : The college operator’s first-quarter net income surged 91 percent from a year earlier to 18.1 million ringgit as sales rose, according to a company statement. SEG also plans a share split by subdividing each share into two, it said in a separate statement. The stock gained 2.1 percent to 3.97 ringgit.

Unimech Group Bhd. (UGB) : The engineering group proposed a final dividend of 3.6 sen a share for the year ended Dec. 31, 2010, according to a company statement. The stock was unchanged at 87 sen.

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