KARACHI, June 10 – The benchmark KSE-100 index closed Monday’s trading session at 73,252.56, showing a decrease of 501.46 points or 0.68%. Investors remained cautious ahead of the monetary policy meeting scheduled for later today, which is expected to offer more clarity to the market. The central bank is widely anticipated to begin an easing cycle after nearly four years, given the easing inflationary pressures and ongoing concerns over low economic growth.

During the session, the KSE-100 index traded within a range of 934.10 points, hitting an intraday high of 73,915.45 (+161.43) and a low of 72,981.35 (-772.67). The total volume for the KSE-100 index was 89.52 million shares. Out of the 100 index companies, 34 closed up, 60 closed down, and 6 remained unchanged.

Sector Performance

The sectors that dragged the index lower included:

  • Oil & Gas Exploration Companies: -148.36 points
  • Commercial Banks: -141.61 points
  • Power Generation & Distribution: -97.92 points
  • Fertilizer: -97.83 points
  • Cement: -34.93 points

Conversely, sectors that supported the index included:

  • Leather & Tanneries: +17.98 points
  • Automobile Assembler: +9.44 points
  • Oil & Gas Marketing Companies: +8.06 points
  • Insurance: +7.68 points
  • Automobile Parts & Accessories: +4.31 points

Top Movers

Companies dragging the index lower:

  • HUBC: -77.72 points
  • FFC: -55.9 points
  • OGDC: -52.56 points
  • MEBL: -47.6 points
  • PPL: -42.52 points

Companies boosting the index:

  • SRVI: +17.98 points
  • SYS: +12.57 points
  • PSO: +10.35 points
  • NATF: +9.48 points
  • AICL: +7.68 points

Broader Market Performance

In the broader market, the All-Share index closed at 47,153.84, with a net loss of 311.10 points. The total market volume was 350.72 million shares compared to 352.74 million in the previous session, while the traded value was recorded at Rs10.18 billion, showing a decrease of Rs2.14 billion. There were 161,193 trades reported across 433 companies, with 133 closing up, 240 closing down, and 60 remaining unchanged.

Top Ten by Volume

  1. PASL: 57,418,499 shares
  2. AMTEX: 33,746,280 shares
  3. WTL: 31,276,558 shares
  4. KEL: 14,096,372 shares
  5. FCCL: 13,723,732 shares
  6. HIRAT: 13,274,153 shares
  7. FCSC: 8,729,900 shares
  8. DGKC: 8,437,492 shares
  9. DSIL: 7,415,829 shares
  10. FCL: 7,086,191 shares

Market Performance Overview

Despite Monday’s decline, the KSE-100 has gained 31,800 points or 76.71% during the fiscal year. The ongoing calendar year has witnessed a cumulative increase of 10,802 points, equivalent to 17.3%. As the market anticipates the outcomes of the SBP’s monetary policy meeting, investor sentiment remains cautious, balancing between potential easing measures and underlying economic growth concerns.



Experienced Senior Research Analyst



Sikander Raza, a Senior Technical Analyst



Hamza Saleem, a Senior Business Analyst



Irsa Sajjad, as a Research Analyst for Equities

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