The Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Composite Index (JCX) had fallen 0.43 percent to 5,836.15 by midday on Tuesday, following a sharp drop of 3.55 percent the previous day.
Midday Tuesday, 207 stocks were down, 133 stocks were up, and the 103 other stocks remained unchanged.
In the first trading session, 4.48 billion shares worth Rp 4 trillion (US$274 million) were traded as seven of the 10 sector weights fell.
The consumer goods sector saw the greatest decrease at 0.81 percent, followed by the construction sector at 0.73 percent, while the infrastructure sector increased 0.3 percent, the diversified industry 0.28 percent and the mining sector 0.1 percent.
More foreign investors were selling, which saw foreign net sell of Rp 473 billion in the regular market and Rp 490 billion in the entire market.
The three shares recording the most sales were PT Bukit Asam with Rp 138.6 billion in net sell, PT Bank Mandiri with Rp 111 billion and PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia with Rp 57 billion.
Bukit Asam also recorded the most losses with shares dropping 11.55 percent to Rp 4,290 per share, followed by PT AKR Corporindo with shares falling 6.36 percent to Rp 3.830 , PT Indoncement Tunggal Prakarsa with a 4.23 percent fall to Rp 13.600 per share, kontan.co.id, reports.
Meanwhile, the top gainers were PT Adaro Energy with a 2.46 percent rise to Rp 1,875 per share, PT Sri Rejeki Isman with a 1.19 percent rise to Rp 340 and PT Perusahaan Gas Negara with a 1.11 percent rise to Rp 1,825 per share. (bbn)