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Malaysia Stocks: Affin, Malayan Flour, Pos, Petronas Dagangan

By Chan Tien Hin

May 25 (Bloomberg) -- Shares of the following companies had unusual moves in Malaysia trading. Stock symbols are in parentheses and prices are as of the 5 p.m. close in Kuala Lumpur.

The FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI Index rose 1.45, or 0.1 percent, to 1,533.57, its second day of gains.

Affin Holdings Bhd. (AHB MK), a banking group, slid 4.3 percent to 3.35 ringgit, its lowest close since March 17, after first-quarter net income dropped 22 percent from a year earlier to 106.1 million ringgit ($35 million).

Malayan Flour Mills Bhd. (MFL MK) jumped 8.1 percent to 6.96 ringgit, a record, after first-quarter net income surged 68 percent to 29.8 million ringgit.

Pos Malaysia Bhd. (POSM MK), the national postal company, advanced 2 percent to 3.09 ringgit, its highest close since May 11, after first-quarter profit surged to 38.3 million ringgit from 1.63 million ringgit a year earlier.

Petronas Dagangan Bhd. (PETD MK), the retailing arm of Malaysia’s state oil and gas company, climbed 2.4 percent to 15.66 ringgit, its biggest gain since May 5. Fourth-quarter profit surged 42 percent to 228.5 million ringgit.

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