Stock Exchange’s 100-index gains 24 points

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: The 100-index of the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) gained 24.24 points on Wednesday, a slight positive change of 0.06 per cent, closing at 41,358.93 points against 41,334.69 points the previous day.

A total of 162,884,970 shares were traded during the day as compared to 160,102,018 shares the previous day, whereas the price of shares stood at Rs6.333 billion against Rs5.338 billion on the last trading day.

As many as 335 companies transacted their shares in the stock market; 148 of them recorded gains and 164 sustained losses, whereas the share price of 23 companies remained unchanged.

The three top-trading companies were Hascol Petrol with 14,417,000 shares at Rs5.57 per share; Telecard Limited with 7,946,000 shares at Rs6.84 per share and WorldCall Telecom with 7,812,797 shares at Rs1.27 per share.

Nestle Pakistan witnessed a maximum increase of Rs230.00 per share price, closing at Rs5,495.00, whereas the runner-up was Rafhan Maize with an Rs204.00 rise in its per share price to Rs7,715.00.

Unilever Foods witnessed a maximum decrease of Rs1,284.03 per share closing at Rs19,527.55; followed by Pak Services with Rs164.43 decline to close at Rs2,027.97. (APP)