The benchmark KSE-100 index ended the trading session on Thursday with a 239.73 point or 0.57 percent decline to close at 41,772.09.

The index traded in a range of 584.46 points or 1.39 percent of the previous close, showing an intraday high of 42,311.62 and a low of 41,727.16.

Of the 94 traded companies in the KSE-100 index 28 closed up, 63 closed down, while 3 remained unchanged. Total volume traded for the index was 123.99 million shares.

Sector wise, the index was let down by commercial banks with 81 points, fertilizer with 60 points, oil & gas exploration companies with 57 points, power generation & distribution with 37 points and cement with 36 points.

The most points taken off the index was by HBL which stripped the index of 41 points followed by HUBC with 27 points, ENGRO with 24 points, EFERT with 21 points and PPL with 19 points.

Sectors propping up the index were Technology & Communication with 87 points, Inv. Banks / Inv. Cos. / Securities Cos. with 10 points, Automobile Parts & Accessories with 10 points, Property with 4 points and Refinery with one point.

The most points added to the index was by TRG which contributed 81 points followed by THALL with 10 points, DAWH with 7 points, UBL with 6 points and FABL with 5 points.

All share volume increased by 103.40 million to 259.98 million shares. Market cap decreased by Rs46.29 billion.

Total companies traded were 341 compared to 327 from the previous session. Of the scrips traded 114 closed up, 206 closed down while 21 remained unchanged.

Total trades increased by 39,552 to 121,714.

Value traded increased by Rs3.56 billion to Rs10.11 billion.

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