KARACHI, Pakistan – The benchmark KSE-100 of Pakistan Stock Market PSX index concluded Wednesday’s trading session with a decrease of 250.10 points, settling at 74,956.67, a drop of 0.33%. The index experienced volatility throughout the day, trading within a range of 678.41 points. It reached an intraday high of 75,513.90 points, gaining 307.13 points at its peak, and an intraday low of 74,835.49 points, losing 371.29 points at its lowest.

Market Activity

The KSE-100 index saw a total trading volume of 183.37 million shares. Out of the 100 companies listed on the index, 34 closed in the green, 63 in the red, 2 remained unchanged, and 1 was not traded.

Sector Analysis

Several sectors contributed to the index’s decline:

  • Commercial Banks: -56.4 points
  • Cement: -55.53 points
  • Automobile Parts & Accessories: -41.56 points
  • Oil & Gas Marketing Companies: -41.24 points
  • Miscellaneous: -28.85 points

Conversely, some sectors provided positive support:

  • Power Generation & Distribution: +67.41 points
  • Technology & Communication: +41.68 points
  • Investment Banks/Companies/Securities Companies: +14.35 points
  • Leather & Tanneries: +4.02 points
  • Insurance: +3.45 points

Key Contributors


  • MCB Bank Limited (MCB): -49.11 points
  • Engro Corporation (ENGRO): -41.84 points
  • Thal Limited (THALL): -41.56 points
  • Bank AL Habib Limited (BAHL): -31.45 points
  • Pakistan State Oil (PSO): -23.62 points


  • Systems Limited (SYS): +76.26 points
  • Fauji Fertilizer Company Limited (FFC): +26.06 points
  • Pakgen Power Limited (PKGP): +25.2 points
  • United Bank Limited (UBL): +21.97 points
  • Meezan Bank Limited (MEBL): +21.81 points

Broader Market Performance

In the broader market, the All-Share index ended at 48,482.73 points, marking a net loss of 278.06 points. The total market volume was 584.48 million shares, up from 462.30 million in the previous session, while the traded value increased by Rs1.82 billion, totaling Rs17.71 billion.

The market saw 247,035 trades across 389 companies. Of these, 131 companies closed higher, 233 lower, and 25 remained unchanged.

Top Ten Companies by Volume

  1. Hum Network Limited (HUMNL): 71,273,077 shares
  2. Pace (Pakistan) Limited (PACE): 46,645,000 shares
  3. K-Electric Limited (KEL): 34,484,440 shares
  4. Symmetry Group (SYM): 34,327,520 shares
  5. Worldcall Telecom Limited (WTL): 33,995,307 shares
  6. Dawood Hercules Corporation Limited (DCL): 26,505,058 shares
  7. Pakistan Refinery Limited (PRL): 13,402,813 shares
  8. Pak Elektron Limited (PAEL): 13,261,775 shares
  9. Pakistan Stock Exchange Limited (PSX): 12,725,960 shares
  10. Octopus Digital Limited (OCTOPUS): 12,155,239 shares

Year-to-Date Performance

Despite the day’s decline, the KSE-100 index has demonstrated significant gains over the fiscal year, with an increase of 33,504 points or 80.82%. The ongoing calendar year has also seen substantial growth, with the index rising by 12,506 points, equivalent to a 20.02% increase.



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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