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Benchmark index gains 730 points

KARACHI: (Web Desk) The Pakistan Stock Exchange has ended Tuesday’s session on a positive note, with the benchmark KSE-100 index gaining 728.65 points, or 1.63 per cent, by the close of the trading session to reach 45,394.06.

Volumes were led by commercial banking stocks as the benchmark index staged a recovery after yesterday’s 1,900 point bloodbath.

Close to 99.8 million shares of KSE-100 stocks changed hands by the end of the session, with a total worth of nearly Rs7.63 billion.

Stocks of 382 companies were traded, of which 228 gained in value, 131 declined and 23 remained unchanged.

Volumes were led by:

Engro Polymer: 14.78m shares traded [+0.63pc];

TRG Pak Ltd: 14.20m shares traded [-0.26pc];

K-Electric Ltd: 13.45m shares traded [+0.29pc];

Habib Metropolitan: 7.56m shares traded [+0.95pc]; and,

Aisha Steel Mill: 7.24m shares traded [-0.52pc].

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