PSX Closing Bell: Nervous Shakedown

January 22, 2021 (MLN): The KSE-100 index ended Friday’s session with a loss of 116 points to close at the 45,868-index level, concluding the lackluster performance down by 0.25% DoD.

Investors remained cautious ahead of the MPS announcement, however, at the end of the session, investors' sentiments revived as State Bank kept the policy rate unchanged at 7%, a closing note by Ismail Iqbal Securities highlighted.

The Index traded in a range of 422.10 points or 0.92 percent of the previous close, showing an intraday high of 46,115.10 and a low of 45,693.00.

Of the 96 traded companies in the KSE100 Index, 35 closed up 60 closed down, while 1 remained unchanged. The total volume traded for the index was 236.25 million shares.

Sector-wise, the index was let down by Oil & Gas Exploration Companies with 45 points, Fertilizer with 21 points, Oil & Gas Marketing Companies with 14 points, Power Generation & Distribution with 11 points, and Technology & Communication with 9 points.

The most points taken off the index was by TRG which stripped the index of 27 points followed by ENGRO with 14 points, MARI with 14 points, PPL with 13 points, and OGDC with 12 points.

Sectors propping up the index were Engineering with 10 points, Textile Composite with 10 points, Glass & Ceramics with 6 points, Insurance with 5 points, and Transport with 4 points.

The most points added to the index was by SYS which contributed 19 points followed by KTML with 14 points, INIL with 10 points, FFBL with 9 points, and GHGL with 6 points.

All Share Volume decreased by 175.75 Million to 430.63 Million Shares. Market Cap decreased by Rs.19.01 Billion.

Total companies traded were 391 compared to 418 from the previous session. Of the scrips traded 142 closed up, 232 closed down while 17 remained unchanged.

Total trades decreased by 21,742 to 126,287.

Value Traded decreased by 2.10 Billion to Rs.15.83 Billion


Top Ten by Volume

Fauji Foods24,684,000
Invest Capital Investment Bank23,728,000
Pakistan International Bulk Terminal21,726,500
Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim20,997,000
TRG Pakistan16,525,000
Hum Network16,224,000
Silk bank14,639,500
Azgard Nine14,311,500
Unity Foods11,953,194



Top Sector by Volume

Power Generation & Distribution63,401,567
Technology & Communication54,422,600
Inv. Banks / Inv. Cos. / Securities Cos.38,661,615
Commercial Banks38,113,469
Food & Personal Care Products35,328,950
Textile Composite21,349,840



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Posted on: 2021-01-22T18:41:00+05:00