PSX gains 192 points to close at 45,018

ISLAMABAD (APP): The KSE 100-index of the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) witnessed bullish trend on Friday, gaining 192.31 points, with a positive change of 0.43 percent, closing at 45,018.28 points against 44,825.97 points on the last working day.
A total of 176,131,035 shares were traded during the day compared to the trade of 254,207,869 shares the previous day whereas the price of shares stood at Rs7.071 billion against Rs7.738 billion the previous day
As many as 357 companies transacted shares in the stock market, 208 of them recorded gain and 126 sustained losses, whereas the share price of 23 companies remained unchanged.
The three top trading companies were TRG Pak Ltd with a volume of 19,179,652 shares and price per share of Rs84.90, Jah. Sidd. Co. with a volume of 13,765,000 and price per share of Rs14.24 and WorldCall Telecom with volume of 12,569,000 and price per share of Rs2.17.
Nestle Pakistan witnessed a maximum increase of Rs50 per share, closing at Rs5450 whereas the runner up was Mehmood Tex the share prices of which climbed up by Rs43.51 to Rs677.80.
Shield Crop. witnessed maximum decrease of Rs 22.50 closing at Rs282.50 followed by ICI Pakistan, the share price of which declined by Rs12.91 to close at Rs748.09.
Gold prices decline by Rs50 to Rs125,850 per tola
The price of 24 karat per tola gold witnessed a decrease of Rs 50 and was sold at Rs 125,850 on Friday against its sale at Rs 125,900 in the local market the previous day.
The price of 10 gram 24 karat gold also decreased by Rs 43 to Rs 108,896 from Rs 108,939 whereas that of 10 gram 22 karat went down to Rs 98,905 from Rs 98,944, All Sindh Sarafa Jewellers Association reported.
The price of per tola and ten gram silver remained constant at Rs 1450 and Rs 1243.14 respectively.
The price of gold in international market decreased by $3 and was traded at US$ 1834 against its sale at US$ 1837, the association reported.