Stock market gains 273 points in range-bound trading

Stock market gains 273 points in range-bound trading

KARACHI: The stock market ended with a gain of 273 points on Friday amid range-bound trading. The benchmark KSE-100 index of the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) ended at 46,219 points as against the previous day’s closing of 45,946 points.

Analysts at Topline Securities said that the range-bound session was observed on the last trading session of the week as the index traded within a range of an intraday high of 273 points and intraday low of 265 points to close at 46,219 level and up by 0.6 per cent.

Major contributions to the index came from LUCK, HBL, MLCF, CHCC and NML, as they cumulatively contributed 199 points to the index. On the other hand TRG, HUBC, MEBL, UBL and COLG lost value to weigh down on the index by 195 points.

Traded volume and value for the day stood at 243 million shares and Rs9.67 billion respectively.

HUMNL was today`s volume leader with 28 million shares.

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