The Pakistan Stock Exchange has ended Thursday’s trading session on a positive note, with the benchmark KSE-100 index gaining 322.50 points, or 0.63 per cent, by the close of the trading session to reach 51,426.01.
Trading was primarily led by commercial banking stocks as volumes surged to nearly 112 million shares.
111.85 million shares changed hands by the end of the session, with a total worth of nearly Rs11.22 billion.
Stocks of 381 companies were traded, of which 229 gained in value, 136 declined and 16 remained unchanged.
Volumes were led by:
Summit Bank: 31.2m shares traded [+18.87pc];
WorldCall Telecom: 24.9m shares traded [-5.56pc];
Dewan Cement: 20.5m shares traded [+3.58pc];
Byco Petroleum: 20.4m shares traded [+4.98pc]; and,
Aisha Steel Mill: 18.1m shares traded [+0.91pc].