Pakistan Stock Exchange ended the day on a flat note, with the benchmark KSE-100 index losing 7.45 points (-0.01%) by the close of Thursday’s trading session to reach 52,896.01 points, registering its first negative finish in almost a week.
The Index opened positive but remained volatile throughout the whole trading session closing without much change. Pakistani equities took a breather after three-straight sessions of gains and settled on a flat note on across-the-board profit-taking. The investors capitalized on the opportunity of short gains amid sporadic profit-taking.
However, market participation improved. Overall, 408 million shares were traded while in KSE 100 index around 142.44 million shares were traded.
Cement was the top traded sector with total traded volume of 81,267,300 shares. It was followed by Engineering with a total traded volume of 52,266,500 shares and Commercial banks with a total traded volume of 51,998,700.
Shares of 394 companies were traded today. At the end of the day, 153 stocks closed higher, 230 declined while 11 remained unchanged.
Power Cement (R) was the volume leader with 46.74 million shares, gaining Rs 0.14 to close at Rs 2.44. It was followed by Bank of Punjab (R) with 25.49 million shares, losing Rs 0.09 to close at Rs 1.78, Engro Polymer with 22.96 million shares, gaining Rs 1.52 to close at Rs 32.05 and Aisha Steel Mills with 19.65 million shares, gaining Rs 1.15 to close at Rs 25.05.
Top Five contributors to KSE100 were:
The top advancers of the market were:
Top decliners of the market were:
Pakistan Stock Exchange has issued Trading/Office timings for the Holy Month of Ramzan. The trading of stocks at Pakistan Stock Exchange will continue from 9:15am to 2pm from Monday till Thursday.
On Friday, the trading will take place from 8:45 am to 12:00 noon.
From Monday to Thursday, the post trading session will open at 2:30 pm and will close at 2:45pm and on Friday it will open at 12.30pm and will close at 12.45pm.
Following are the timing details for the month of Ramzan: