Plantation

PLANTATION

The plantation industry is one of the most dynamic markets in Malaysia because while the economy is moving away from agriculture, a large portion of the income still comes from this category. Malaysia’s rich resources of rubber and palm oil provides a lot of revenue for companies in the plantation industry and these companies therefore are listed in the mentioned category in Bursa Malaysia’ main board.

Most plantation stocks are not known to be as active as other counters although every once in a while, there would be one or two (like IOI Corp) which register surprise results. This is due to the upcoming projects and how they will influence the group’s overall performance. You can now share your information and your insights with others here.

You will find that the plantation board is mostly made up of companies which are Malaysian and among the most popular counter here is IOI Corp which currently is a major property and service industry giant in Malaysia. IOI is a company which achieved remarkable success in palm oil before embarking into property. Hence, their counter IOI Corp is listed in this segment. Other companies with stocks traded here include AAsia, BKawan, Cepat, Dutaland, FarEast, Unico, TSH, RSawit, PLS, Malpac and KMLoong.

Technology

TECHNOLOGY

In Bursa Malaysia, there are 2 boards where you can invest in technology oriented companies. One is through the main board while you can also invest in stocks listed in the ACE board. Where this is concerned, there are more companies listed in the ACE board as compared to the Main board. Generally, this segment is where you will be able to invest in companies which are very technology oriented in the areas of information technology, engineering and some very specific companies of this industry of Malaysia.

In the ACE Market, there are companies like YTLE, MNC, Rexit, SMRTech, SysTech, TriCubes, Digistar, AGlobal, Genetec, K1 and Pirva while the main board consists of bigger companies likw AIC, Dataprep, EForce, Kobay, Mesiniaga and Vitrox. Other companies which are also very established ones include GHL Systems, Censof, Patimas, Theta, Heitech Padu and Amtel.
As a member of this club, you will be able to get new and updated information about projects and public tenders received by these companies which will then help you to make better judgements on which stock to invest in. You will find that most of these companies in Malaysia are involved with projects involving the public and private sectors while those who rely on Malaysian government projects would be sound investments in most cases.

Finance

FINANCE

Finance companies listed in Bursa Malaysia are usually the most active ones among all other companies. In this category, you will find mostly companies which are involved with providing financing services in and around Malaysia. While it is not the category with the largest number of companies, it covers the companies with the largest turnaround. This is where most of the companies in this segment are involved with investments around Malaysia.

Most companies here come from financial backgrounds which include credit companies, financial institutions as well as banks. Most banks in Malaysia are listed on the Bursa Malaysia and their stocks are traded in this segment. This include the likes of Affin, Allianz, AMMB, CIMB, EONCAP, HLBank, Maybank, MBf, Public Bank and RHB.

This segment also covers insurance companies as they are also involved in the segment. This include companies like Jeneh, MAA, Manulife, P&O and others. As mentioned it is important and essential to know more about how these companies operate if you are interested in investing in their stocks. Hence you can share your experiences and information about the finance companies with other members here. The securities like TA, OSK and others that also include Bursa’s stocks too are listed in this industry.

Infrastructure

INFRASTRUCTURE

Among all the categories in the Bursa Malaysia main board, the infrastructure segment is one of the smallest. It has one of the fewest number of companies here. Generally, this segment covers companies which offer services by providing infrastructure around Malaysia either to the public or the private sector.

Generally, this segment is where companies which offer specific infrastructure and facilities where they usually garner public projects from the government and offering them to the public and the people around Malaysia. Most of the services offered here are largely depended on the performance of the companies and their stocks are usually considered quite stable because their operations widely rely on the public support, which are usually very essential.

You can now share information about insider news or tips on upcoming projects and development in these companies in this sector. Talk about how companies like Litrak, the major expressway operator of Malaysia has been awarded a new highway project or how companies like Digi is going all out to compete against the likes of the bigger telco boys like Maxis and Celcom. Apart from Digi and Litrak, energy providers like YTLPower too have their stocks traded in this segment. Other companies listed in this category include AIRB, Puncak, Silk Holdings and TimeCom.

Trading/Services

TRADING/SERVICES

One of the largest segments of Bursa Malaysia’s main board, the Trading and Services consist of companies that cover companies and organisations involved with the mentioned 2 areas operating in Malaysia. Here is where you will find a wide range of companies offering many types of services like franchise companies for instance Hai-O as well as those involved with trading.

This segment includes both local and international companies operating in Malaysia and offers a wide range of products. Some are in the manufacturing of products while others offer services in the Malaysian market. For instance, Aeon offers financial schemes to consumers while it is also the operator of the Jusco chain of department stores in Malaysia. Generally, this segment covers most of the companies which are involved in most areas which are not as specialized as compared to other categories.

AirAsia, Malaysia’s largest budget carrier is also traded in this category while Axiata, the operator of Telekom Malaysia too is in this segment. Other renowned companies listed here include BJToto, DKSH, Compugates, Faber, MYEG, Parkson, MISC, Genting and others. This is where members can share information about the counters of this segment that also include companies like TM, Syscorp, Utusan and RGB.

Construction

CONSTRUCTION

In the construction companies segment of Bursa Malaysia, organisations which are involved with building and its related services are included. Shares traded in this segment are mainly from companies which are involved with property development, real estate as well as the supplier of construction materials. Among the most prominent stocks in this segment include IJM, AZRB, Ekovest, Rainhill and YTL.

In this category, you will find that most companies are involved with construction of buildings and real estate projects spanning from homes, residential areas to shopping malls, commercial centers to offices, public projects like bridges, government quarters, condominiums and such in and around Malaysia.

This is where you can be part of the club that discusses the insider news of upcoming projects and real estate developments around Malaysia. Companies like BG Year, BPuri, MTDACPI, Melati are some of the organisations listed here. Discuss about what you know or have heard which might influence the outcome of the share prices and learn to trade from the experts.
Other companies in this segment include Zelan, TSRCAP, Seloga, Mudajaya, PLB, Pintaras, Sunway and many more all of which are involved with development of new projects and the maintenance of current ones in Malaysia.

Consumer Products

CONSUMER PRODUCTS

This segment involves all the public listed companies in Bursa Malaysia. The companies with shares traded in this category are mainly companies who are involved with the manufacturing, distributing and selling of products for the consumer market of Malaysia. This also include all types of companies which are Multinational companies who set up their subsidiaries in Malaysia. This includes companies like Dutch Lady, Nestle, Mamee, Goldis and others. Generally, all types of products sold in the consumer market are the main products manufactured in this category.

Consumer product companies include companies which are operating in Malaysia who basically are either brand owners of fast moving consumer goods like Nescafe, Anchor, Carlsberg, Yeos, Spritzer and others. On top of that, it also include companies which are involved in products like stationeries, paper production and others. This encompasses the companies like Nibong Tebal Paper, Tomei as well as F&N too.

Discuss with members around Malaysia who are interested in investing stocks in such companies here and share information which would be beneficial to everyone. Companies like Acostec, Apollo, Biosis, CAB, Degem, Ekowwod, GAB, LiiHen, Mintye and Pelikan are among many other companies listed under this category. Talk about the performance of the counters while also predicts the outcome of the share prices here.