Malaysia's Upcoming Election - Sectors and Companies

Malaysia Election Part 3

Published On: 4 May 2018 | 5:00 PM

Besides the FBM KLCI Index CFD, you can also take advantage of the Malaysian market through trading of equities CFD. Let us now look at how Phillip CFD can help you hop on the bandwagon for sectors and companies that might benefit from the different outcome of the GE14.

1. Felda Global Ventures Holdings Bhd

  • Malaysian-based global agricultural and agri-commodities company.

  • Produces oil palm and rubber plantation products, soybean and canola products, oleo chemicals and sugar products worldwide.

  • World’s largest Crude Palm Oil producer and the second largest Malaysian palm oil refiner.

  • Synonymous with settlers in the rural areas

Daily Chart:

Felda Daily Chart


Current price: 1.92

Support Levels: 1.69 and 1.80

Resistance Levels: 2.04 and 2.15

Price seems to be in a range (triangle pattern; which generally signals indecision in the market) since the pre-election rally in early January.

If price retraces back to support levels before election results; it may present a buying opportunity (from technical perspective) to benefit from potential upside if UNMO wins.

If price breaks upper channel of triangle; may wait for pullback to enter (as a prudent approach).

2. Media Prima Bhd

  • Holds equity interests on television stations, newspapers, radio stations and digital media.

  • Owns 98 percent of The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad

  • FY17 earnings turned into the red, recorded a loss of RM153.2m. The significant drop in earnings was on the back of lower YOY revenue contributions from traditional platforms such as TV networks (-22.0%) and print media (-22.4%).

  • Potential gain because of the increase demand for advertisements for the period of lead up to the election

Daily Chart:


Current price: 0.495

Support Levels: –

Resistance Levels: 0.600

Price in downtrend and currently lying at the bottom of the channel; and trading at its lowest in the past couple of years.

If price retraces up and breaks 0.600 (which has some support there previously); may signal reversal of downtrend and opportunity to enter into a long position (for short term trading as it is ultimately still in a downtrend)

3. Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Berhad

  • Engages in the publication, printing, and distribution of newspapers in Malaysia

  • Utusan’s status as a penny stock could make it a prime target for speculators and market punters

  • Potentially a subject of investor interest as many hold the view that the shareholders would not allow the company to go down

  • Potential gain also because of the increase demand for advertisements leading up to the election

Daily Chart:


Current price: 0.460

Support Levels: 0.360 – 0.380

Resistance Levels: 0.650

Price seems to be in consolidating range after spike up from the pre-election rally in early January.

Does not seem to garner much interest as seen from the lacklustre volume at the moment; but might see some support in price if UMNO wins the election – could be a potential investment stock

4. Destini Prima Sdn Bhd

  • Involves in maintenance, repair and overhaul of safety, survival, security and rescue equipment for the Malaysian Armed Forces, Royal Malaysian Police, Fire & Rescue Department, Civil Defence Department, Commercial Aviation and Maritime Industry.

  • Operates as a subsidiary of Destini Berhad

  • Manufacturing of rail equipment and provision of services for the oil and gas industry.

Daily Chart:

destiny daily chart


Current price: 0.580

Support Levels: 0.56, 0.475

Resistance Levels: 0.64 – 0.66

Price is range bound since early Jan.

Stochastic (last chart which is highlighted partially in purple) going below 20; may indicate overselling.

5. EG Services Bhd (MyEG)

  • Engaged in the business development and implementation of electronic government services projects and investment holding

  • Government-linked stock

  • Among the top gainers in the early Jan rally

Daily Chart:

EG Daily Chart


Current price: 2.66

Support Levels: 2.66, 2.30

Resistance Levels: 2.72

Gained more than 10% in the early Jan rally; seems to be very sensitive to the election.

Price seems to be in an uptrend. Broke previous resistance of 2.65 to 2.72 and retraced back to 2.65 level again

Can monitor for further pullback to enter long position to ride the uptrend.

6. Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB)

  • Investment holding company

  • Construction and property development company based in Kuala Lumpur

  • Master developer of the Kuala Lumpur Sentral transport hub and business district

  • The EPF, Employees Provident Fund, is a significant shareholder (38 percent) of MRCB.

Daily Chart:

MRCB Daily Chart


Current price: 1.03

Support Levels: 1.03, 0.97

Resistance Levels: 1.16

Price in a downtrend and currently trading around support level.

Stochastic below 20; may indicate overselling.

Might be a safer bet to accumulate at 0.97 level

7. IHH Healthcare Bhd

  • 2nd largest listed healthcare operator by market capitalisation

  • Provides healthcare services

  • Operates hospitals as well as medical centres, clinics and ancillary healthcare businesses across multiple countries, including Singapore, Malaysia, Turkey, The Peoples Republic of China, India, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Macedonia and Brunei

Daily Chart:


Circled candle for May 2013 (2013 GE: 5th May)

Price seemed to have rather big movement during the previous GE period (from approx. 3.7 – 4.8; 30% movement)

In a range for the past 3 years

Might present buying opportunity for the upcoming GE if price were to break out of the range

Ending Note

Hey folks! We have reached the end of our Malaysia Upcoming Election series! Thanks for reading and keep a lookout for more articles on our blog!

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