Rubber glovemakers’ shares up after WHO declares Covid-19 a pandemic

​Rubber glovemakers Hartalega Holdings Bhd and Top Glove Corp Bhd saw their shares traded higher today after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak as a pandemic

Rubber glovemakers Hartalega Holdings Bhd and Top Glove Corp Bhd saw their shares traded higher today after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak as a pandemic.

As of last night, over 120,000 people across 114 countries throughout the world have been infected with rapidly spreading Covid-19 virus with Malaysia recorded 149 cases.

In its note today, Public Investment Bank said the Health Ministry has collaborated with private laboratories to provide Covid-19 diagnostic test service to individuals that do not fall under the patient under investigation criteria.

IHH and KPJ are among the selected few to rollout this on-demand service locally.

“Overall, we are positive on this development albeit the contribution being still small to the overall healthcare providers’ topline presently,” it said.

The research house has reiterated its overweight call on the healthcare sector.

At 10am, shares of Hartalega rose 18 sen to RM6.66 with 3.43 million shares transacted while Top Glove jumped 37 sen to RM6.65 with 8.6 million shares changes hands.

IHH, however, slipped two sen to RM5.57.

Sumber: Bernama 

Posted on : 12 March 2020
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Last Updated : Thursday 9th July 2020