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Singapore shares open flat on Thursday

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SINGAPORE stocks opened flat on Thursday, with the Straits Times Index edging down a marginal 0.53 points to 3,066.96 as at 9.02am.

The blue-chip index was unaffected despite a higher finish on Wall Street overnight.

About 237.6 million shares worth S$59.5 million in total changed hands in the first few minutes, which worked out to an average unit price of S$0.25 per share.

The most actively traded counter was Healthway Medical, which rose S$0.005 to S$0.041 with 180.9 million shares changing hands. Other actives included Loyz Energy and Moya Asia.

Gainers outnumbered losers 73 to 49, or about three up for every two down.

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