PSX gains 816.67 points to close at 40,531 points
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) Wednesday noted bullish trend as KSE 100 index closed at 40,531.13 points compared to 39,714.46 points on the last working day with the positive change of 816.67 points (2.06 %).
A total of 180,327,770 shares were traded compared to the trade 161,527,860 shares during the previous day, whereas the value of shares traded during the day stood at Rs 7.560 billion compared to Rs 6.037 billion during last trading day.
Total 362 companies’ transacted shares in the Stock Market Wednesday, out of which 262 recorded gain and 79 sustained losses whereas the share price of 21 companies remained unchanged.
The three top traded companies were, Hascol Petrol with a volume of 16,243,000 shares and price per share of Rs 23.42, Maple Leaf with a volume of 12,134,500 and price per share of Rs 23.38 and Unity Foods Ltd with a volume of 10,546,500 and price per share of Rs 12.56.
Bhanero Tex recorded the maximum increase of Rs 54 per share, closing at Rs 954 while Mari Petroleum was runner up with the increase of Rs 48.94 per share, closing at Rs 1313.67.
Unilever Foods recorded maximum decrease of Rs 468 per share, closing at Rs 7332 whereas Colgate Palm decreases Rs 80 per share closing at Rs 2100.
Rupee gains 05 paisa against dollar in interbank
The exchange rate of Pakistani rupee against US dollar increased by 05 paisa to close at Rs 154.36 on Wednesday against the last day’s trading of Rs 154.41, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) reported.
In the open market, the buying and selling rates of Pakistani rupee against dollar stood at Rs 153.9 and Rs 154.6 respectively.
The SBP further reported that in the interbank, the price of Euro appreciated by 04 paisa and traded at Rs 168.58 against the last day’s closing of Rs 168.54.
The exchange rate of Japanese yen remained unchanged at Rs 1.40 whereas an increase of 86 paisa was witnessed in the exchange rate of British Pound which was traded at Rs 200.30 as compared to the last day’s closing of Rs 199.44.
The exchange rate of UAE Dirham and that of Saudi Riyal decreased by 02 paisa each to close at Rs 42.02 and Rs 41.15 respectively. – APP