KSE-100 ticks up, surpasses 46,000-point mark



2022-02-11 19:14:00

Buyers and sellers and be seen sitting within the ready lounge on the Pakistan Inventory Trade (PSX). — AFP/File
  • KSE-100 index good points 139.72 factors to settle at 46,079.37.
  • Buyers rejoiced appreciation in Pakistani rupee.
  • Shares of 358 corporations have been traded throughout at present’s session.

KARACHI: The Pakistan Inventory Trade (PSX) recovered a number of the losses incurred a day earlier on the final buying and selling day of the week on Friday with the benchmark KSE-100 index gaining 140 factors as optimistic macros helped the index as soon as once more surpass the 46,000-point mark.

Buyers rejoiced the appreciation in Pakistani rupee towards the US greenback and steady financial state of affairs within the nation.

Earlier, buying and selling kicked off with a short rally the place cherry-picking by traders helped the market to climb at a gradual tempo. After noon, the index offloaded a number of the good points primarily on the again of dismal monetary outcomes.

On the shut, the benchmark KSE-100 index gained 139.72 factors, or 0.30%, to settle at 46,079.37 factors.

Benchmark KSE-100 index intra-day trading curve. — PSX data portal
Benchmark KSE-100 index intra-day buying and selling curve. — PSX information portal

Arif Habib Restricted in its post-market commentary famous the market stayed range-bound at present as sustainability issues arose over psychological stage of 46,000.

The cement sector stayed below stress on account of greater worldwide coal costs. In the meantime, Pakistan State Oil (PSO) stayed below stress on account of zero payout (money dividend or bonus) within the monetary outcome.

“Index level of 46,000 was unable to digest by the investors as profit-taking was observed across the board in the last trading hour,” it mentioned, including that predominant board exercise remained gloomy.

On the flip-side, exercise continued to stay side-ways as market witnessed hefty volumes within the third tier shares.

Sectors contributing to the efficiency included banks (+121.6 factors), miscellaneous (+26.8 factors), car (+21.3 factors), cement (+18 factors) and expertise (+17.7 factors).

Shares of 358 corporations have been traded in the course of the session. On the shut of buying and selling, 143 scrips closed within the inexperienced, 195 within the pink, and 20 remained unchanged.

Total buying and selling volumes plunged to 170.62 million shares in contrast with Thursday’s tally of 285.96 million. The worth of shares traded in the course of the day was Rs7.72 billion.

Okay-Electrical was the quantity chief with 11.98 million shares traded, gaining Rs0.16 to shut at Rs3.42. It was adopted by WorldCall Telecom with 11.42 million shares traded, shedding Rs0.03 to shut at Rs2.15, and TRG Pakistan with 11.22 million shares traded, gaining Rs0.91 to shut at Rs85.14.

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