Equity market ends down by 61 points on selling

KARACHI: The equity market ended down by 61 points on Tuesday due to selling pressure during the day.

The benchmark KSE-100 index closed at 39,688 points as against 39,750 points showing a decline of 61 points.

Analysts at Arif Habib Limited said that market opened on a positive note with +25 points and 4 million shares at the opening bell, all of which traded in BOP.

Investors reposed confidence on BOP consecutively and throughout session stock price maintained trades above opening price.

Banking sector topped the traded volume with 76 million shares, out of which around 67 million is attributed to BOP.

Besides, Textile sector also came in the lime light today, where NCL remained prominent with ~7 million shares.

Market came under selling pressure near mid day which was mainly caused by concerns over anticipation of escalation of situation between Pakistan and India.

Sectors contributing to the performance include Banks (-51 points), E&P (-42 points), Cement (-25 points), Insurance (-14 points), Misc (+22 points) and Fertilizer (+15 points).

Volumes declined slightly from 168mn shares to 164 million shares (-2 percent DoD). Average traded value however remained the same at US$ 42 million.

Stocks that contributed significantly to the volumes include BOP, KEL, NCL, PIBTL and TRG, which formed 55 percent of total volumes.

Stocks that contributed positively include PSEL (+20 points), DAWH (+19 points), THALL (+11 points), KEL (+8 points), and GLAXO (+8 points). Stocks that contributed negatively include HBL (-24 points), PPL (-21 points), OGDC (-17 points), PSO (-11 points) and LUCK (-11 points).

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