The Karachi Stock Exchange’s benchmark KSE-100 index witnessed a significant uplift, closing at 61,559.16, up by 1,094.91 points or 1.81%.

This surge in market sentiment is directly linked to the consensus reached among major political factions to form a coalition government. The optimism is further fueled by the anticipated negotiation for a more substantial and extended loan program from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), crucial for addressing Pakistan’s looming debt obligations.

 

KSE-100 Closing SummaryValue
Current Value61,559.15
Change1,094.91 (1.81%)
Date and TimeFeb 21, 2024 4:15 PM
High61,620.85
Low60,906.97
Volume210,578,314
1-Year Change50.33%
YTD Change-4.80%
Previous Close60,464.24
Day Range60,906.97 — 61,620.85
52-Week Range39,482.17 — 67,093.96

 

RECOVERY FROM POST-ELECTION LOSSES

The KSE-100 index’s remarkable performance has effectively narrowed the post-election losses to just 2,585 points, or a 4% decrease, showcasing resilience and positive investor sentiment. Throughout the trading session, the index maintained its upbeat momentum, touching an intraday high of 61,620.86 points.

SECTOR-WISE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE INDEX

The index’s robust performance was primarily supported by significant contributions from various sectors. Leading the gains were Oil & Gas Exploration Companies, Commercial Banks, and the Cement sector, alongside notable advancements in Technology & Communication and Pharmaceuticals, following recent policy relaxations that favored drug pricing, sparking a rally in pharma stocks for the second consecutive session.

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PERFORMANCE AT A GLANCE

The market’s breadth was positive, with 76 companies in the index closing up, while 16 declined, and 8 remained unchanged. Key players like OGDC, LUCK, PPL, UBL, and TRG were among the top contributors to the index’s ascent. Conversely, a handful of companies faced downward pressure, marginally impacting the overall market momentum.

 
SymbolPriceChange
Top Active Stocks
PIAA11.060.89 (8.75%)
WTL1.230.02 (1.65%)
PRL25.331.14 (4.71%)
CNERGY3.950.26 (7.05%)
KEL4.300.20 (4.88%)
OGDC115.537.60 (7.04%)
PPL104.546.31 (6.42%)
BOP6.020.14 (2.38%)
FFBL24.21-0.94 (-3.74%)
DCL7.730.36 (4.89%)
Top Advancers
FECM5.520.99 (21.85%)
FPJM1.900.20 (11.77%)
LSEPL3.420.34 (11.04%)
BAPLDEF10.651.00 (10.36%)
QUETDEF7.300.66 (9.94%)
UCAPM2.080.17 (8.90%)
PIAA11.060.89 (8.75%)
PILDEF0.850.06 (7.60%)
GEMBLUEX18.351.28 (7.50%)
SCL258.7818.04 (7.49%)
Top Decliners
SGPLDEF2.17-0.97 (-32.44%)
SLLDEF1.90-0.33 (-14.80%)
HIRATDEF1.22-0.14 (-10.37%)
QUICE4.20-0.40 (-8.70%)
TSMF4.60-0.39 (-7.82%)
IML12.00-1.00 (-7.69%)
JUBSDEF17.02-1.38 (-7.50%)
PECODEF471.75-38.25 (-7.50%)
BELADEF46.13-3.74 (-7.50%)
GATIR30.00-2.41 (-7.44%)

 

BROADER MARKET OVERVIEW

Beyond the KSE-100, the All-Share index also ended on a high note, marking a net gain of 653.91 points. The trading volume for the day was substantial, with top traded stocks including BOP, KEL, and WTL, among others, reflecting vibrant market activity.

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ANNUAL AND YEAR-TO-DATE PERFORMANCE

The fiscal year has been particularly fruitful for the KSE-100 index, boasting a gain of 20,106 points or 48.5%. However, the calendar year has seen a slight retreat, with a cumulative decrease of 892 points or 1.43%, indicating a nuanced market trajectory amidst evolving political and economic landscapes.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

The index faces technical resistance around 65,000 region.

KSE100 TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

 

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