Closing Bell: hallelujah

April 2, 2020: After a period of continuous teetering and tottering, the KSE-100 finally ended the session on Thursday on a highly optimistic note, as it gained around 1,277 points and closed at 30,782-mark.

The Index traded in a range of 1383.37 points or 4.69 percent of previous close, showing an intraday high of 30,841.39 and a low of 29,458.02.

Of the 94 traded companies in the KSE100 Index 88 closed up 6 closed down, while 0 remained unchanged. Total volume traded for the index was 226.57 million shares.

Sectors propping up the index were Commercial Banks with 328 points, Oil & Gas Exploration Companies with 258 points, Cement with 160 points, Power Generation & Distribution with 100 points and Oil & Gas Marketing Companies with 93 points.

The most points added to the index was by OGDC which contributed 81 points followed by PPL with 80 points, LUCK with 78 points, HUBC with 70 points and HBL with 68 points.

Sector wise, the index was let down by Tobacco with 11 points and Close – End Mutual Fund with 5 points.

The most points taken off the index was by PAKT which stripped the index of 11 points followed by COLG with 9 points, FFC with 9 points, HGFA with 5 points and NESTLE with 1 point.

All Share Volume increased by 117.87 Million to 311.59 Million Shares. Market Cap increased by Rs.206.48 Billion.

Total companies traded were 366 compared to 358 from the previous session. Of the scrips traded 312 closed up, 47 closed down while 7 remained unchanged.

Total trades increased by 24,992 to 114,111.

Value Traded increased by 3.70 Billion to Rs.10.39 Billion


Top Ten by Volume

Hascol Petroleum29,537,500
Unity Foods19,039,500
Maple Leaf Cement Factory17,931,000
The Bank of Punjab12,812,000
Worldcall Telecom10,817,000
Power Cement10,633,500
Fauji Cement Company10,539,000
Pakistan Petroleum10,126,840
Oil & Gas Development Company8,752,596



Top Sector by Volume

Oil & Gas Marketing Companies37,423,643
Commercial Banks33,519,069
Power Generation & Distribution26,792,835
Technology & Communication24,312,700
Oil & Gas Exploration Companies19,662,936
Vanaspati & Allied Industries19,041,600
Food & Personal Care Products11,417,600



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Posted on: 2020-04-02T17:04:00+05:00