KSE-100 INDEX WITNESSES NOTABLE GROWTH IN RECENT TRADING SESSION

The benchmark KSE-100 index of Pakistan’s stock market saw an impressive rise third day in the week, closing at 64,822.43. This increase, amounting to 368.21 points or 0.57%, indicates a robust performance in the market.

Throughout the day, the index maintained a positive trajectory, reaching an intraday high of 65,063.08 (+608.86 points) and a low of 64,460.95 (+6.73 points). The total volume traded in the KSE-100 index was a substantial 278.313 million shares, reflecting active participation from investors.

SECTOR AND COMPANY PERFORMANCES

The market session witnessed mixed outcomes among the 100 index companies. A total of 55 companies ended on a positive note, while 37 closed down. Meanwhile, 2 remained unchanged, and 6 did not trade.

In sectoral performances, Oil & Gas Exploration Companies emerged as the top gainers, adding 208 points to the index. This was closely followed by Commercial Banks, which contributed 118.36 points, and Cement with 73.83 points. Other notable performances included Oil & Gas Marketing Companies and Chemical sectors, adding 17.62 and 11.53 points, respectively.

However, certain sectors dampened the index’s rise. Power Generation & Distribution, Miscellaneous, Technology & Communication, Fertilizer, and Property sectors saw declines, collectively pulling the index down.

Key companies influencing the index’s climb included OGDC, BAHL, BAFL, APL, and HMB. On the flip side, FFC, PSEL, HUBC, TRG, and ILP were among those that negatively impacted the index.

BROADER MARKET OVERVIEW

The All-Share index also closed higher at 43,789.81, with a net gain of 328.18 points. The total market volume was recorded at 479.982 million shares, a slight decrease from the previous session’s 425.710 million shares. The traded value also saw a reduction, totaling Rs22.50 billion.

A total of 207,529 trades were reported across 349 companies. Among these, 198 closed higher, 128 witnessed a decline, and 23 remained unchanged.

TOP TEN BY VOLUME

  1. KEL: 67,844,221 shares
  2. HASCOL: 39,612,500 shares
  3. PPL: 34,477,717 shares
  4. OGDC: 33,646,470 shares
  5. WTL: 25,386,511 shares
  6. DCL: 17,389,000 shares
  7. FFL: 16,271,304 shares
  8. PAEL: 13,817,407 shares
  9. PTC: 13,621,020 shares
  10. PRL: 12,677,451 shares

FISCAL YEAR AND CALENDAR YEAR GROWTH

Remarkably, the KSE-100 has gained 23,370 points or 56.38% during the fiscal year. The ongoing calendar year has also been positive, with a cumulative increase of 2,371 points, equivalent to 3.8%.

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