Bulls kicked off today’s trading session with a buying spree, driving the KSE-100 index above the 80,000 mark until selling pressure emerged, erasing nearly all gains. The benchmark index concluded Friday’s session at 78,810.49, showing a marginal increase of 8.96 points or 0.01%.

The KSE-100 index traded within a range of 1,890.85 points, hitting an intraday high of 80,059.87 (+1258.34) and a low of 78,169.03 (-632.51). The total volume of shares traded on the KSE-100 was 207.38 million.

Out of the 100 index companies, 38 closed up, 58 closed down, and 4 remained unchanged. The index was bolstered by sectors such as Power Generation & Distribution (371.28 points), Tobacco (30.27 points), Chemical (28 points), Synthetic & Rayon (15.4 points), and Refinery (10.81 points). Conversely, it was dragged down by sectors like Cement (181.84 points), Oil & Gas Exploration Companies (61.7 points), Fertilizer (60.17 points), Technology & Communication (59.18 points), and Investment Banks/Securities Companies (25.09 points).

Top Contributors to the Index

Positive contributors to the KSE-100 index included:

  • HUBC: 384 points
  • UBL: 85.11 points
  • HBL: 69.67 points
  • FFC: 60.58 points
  • PAKT: 30.27 points

Companies that negatively impacted the index were:

  • MEBL: -117.03 points
  • LUCK: -94.1 points
  • EFERT: -78.61 points
  • ENGRO: -57.14 points
  • SYS: -50.74 points

Broader Market Performance

The All-Share index closed at 49,817.95, marking a net loss of 57.76 points. Total market volume increased to 471.34 million shares from 452.64 million in the previous session, with a traded value of Rs20.48 billion, down by Rs211.25 million. There were 221,641 trades reported across 436 companies, with 137 closing up, 237 closing down, and 62 remaining unchanged.

Top Ten by Volume

  1. WTL: 43,051,185 shares
  2. HUMNL: 41,927,227 shares
  3. PASL: 37,352,634 shares
  4. SILK: 18,119,926 shares
  5. HUBC: 17,948,664 shares
  6. HBL: 12,901,998 shares
  7. KEL: 12,815,673 shares
  8. CNERGY: 11,705,874 shares
  9. AIRLINK: 11,574,626 shares
  10. PRL: 10,551,490 shares

Notable Development

Among the volume leaders, HUBCO announced a significant development as its subsidiary plans to enter the electric vehicle market in partnership with BYD Auto Industry Company Limited in Pakistan.

Year-to-Date Performance

The KSE-100 has gained 37,358 points or 90.12% during the fiscal year. The ongoing calendar year has seen a cumulative increase of 16,359 points, equivalent to a 26.2% rise.



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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