The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) benchmark KSE-100 index showcased a positive trajectory in Monday’s trading session, closing at 65,525.65. The index recorded an increase of 373.82 points or 0.57% compared to the previous session.

Throughout the day, the index remained buoyant, reaching an intraday high of 65,656.50 (+504.67) and a low of 65,301.74 (+149.91) points. The total volume of the KSE-100 index amounted to 129.402 million shares, indicating active participation from investors.

PSX CLOSING SUMMARY – MAR 25, 2024

ParameterValue
Index65,525.64
Change373.82 (0.57%)
As ofMar 25, 2024 2:15 PM
High65,656.49
Low65,301.73
Volume129,401,692
1-Year Change64.05%
YTD Change1.34%
Previous Close65,151.82
Day Range65,301.73 — 65,656.49
52-Week Range39,482.17 — 67,093.96

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SECTORAL PERFORMANCE

The performance of the KSE-100 index was supported by several key sectors:

  • Oil & Gas Exploration Companies contributed 114.5 points
  • Commercial Banks added 98.36 points
  • Power Generation & Distribution sector contributed 93.25 points
  • Fertilizer sector contributed 62.12 points
  • Oil & Gas Marketing Companies added 17.26 points

However, certain sectors weighed down the index:

  • Cement sector saw a decline of 24.09 points
  • Leather & Tanneries sector decreased by 13.62 points
  • Miscellaneous sector declined by 9.56 points
  • Paper & Board sector decreased by 7.06 points
  • Refinery sector saw a decline of 5.22 points

TOP GAINERS AND LOSERS

Companies contributing positively to the index included HUBC, OGDC, NBP, EFERT, and PPL. Conversely, companies such as SYS, LUCK, HBL, SRVI, and PSEL dragged the index lower.

BROAD MARKET PERFORMANCE

In the broader market, the All-Share index closed at 43,433.03, registering a net gain of 192.25 points. The total market volume stood at 261.194 million shares, with traded value recorded at Rs8.95 billion.

TOP TEN COMPANIES BY VOLUME

Among the top ten companies by volume, PTC, HASCOL, and KEL led the pack, reflecting robust investor interest in these entities.

TOP TEN BY VOLUME

CompanyVolume
PTC27,177,895
HASCOL21,377,000
KEL20,911,495
OGDC16,003,292
PAKRI15,027,500
CNERGY14,384,476
SEARL12,179,548
WTL11,323,894
PIAA8,393,000
CSIL7,377,500

YEAR-TO-DATE PERFORMANCE

During the fiscal year, the KSE-100 index has gained an impressive 24,073 points or 58.07%. The ongoing calendar year has witnessed a cumulative increase of 3,075 points, equivalent to 4.92%.

In summary, Monday’s trading session reflected positive market sentiment, marked by notable gains in the KSE-100 index and active participation from investors across various sectors.

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