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Malaysia Stocks: Favelle Favco, Jotech, Kossan Rubber, Malton

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May 20 (Bloomberg) -- Shares of the following companies had unusual moves in Malaysia trading. Stock symbols are in parentheses, and prices are as of 9:23 a.m. in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia’s FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI Index rose 1.14, or 0.1 percent, to 1,545.16, set for its highest close since April 8. That’s its third day of gains. The gauge has climbed 0.3 percent this week, the second weekly gain.

Favelle Favco Bhd. (FFB MK), a crane maker, gained 2.1 percent to 1.43 ringgit, set for its highest close since June 2008. The company said in a statement that it received orders totaling 50.3 million ringgit ($17 million).

Jotech Holdings Bhd. (JTEC MK), a precision tool maker, climbed 7.7 percent to 14 sen, poised for its largest increase since March 16 after first-quarter profit surged fivefold from a year earlier to 7.83 million ringgit.

Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd. (KRI MK), a rubber-glove maker, declined 2.5 percent to 3.15 ringgit, headed for its lowest close since April 18. First-quarter net income fell 24 percent to 23 million ringgit in the three months ended March 31 on higher latex costs, the company said in an exchange filing.

Malton Bhd. (MALT MK), a property developer, rose 3.3 percent to 79 sen, on course for its highest close since Jan. 19. Profit in the third quarter ended March 31 surged sevenfold to 26.3 million ringgit from 3.65 million ringgit a year earlier, according to a stock exchange filing.

To contact the reporter on this story: Chan Tien Hin in Kuala Lumpur at thchan@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Darren Boey in Hong Kong at dboey@bloomberg.net

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