KARACHI: Shares fell by 68 factors on Wednesday as Pakistan Rupee (PKR) prolonged losses in opposition to the US greenback through the day.
The benchmark KSE-100 index of Pakistan Inventory Alternate (PSX) ended at 42,458 factors as in contrast with earlier day’s closing of 42,526 factors, exhibiting a decline of 68 factors.
Analysts at Arif Habib Restricted stated that the benchmark KSE-100 index opened within the inexperienced zone as rupee, through the day, snapped its dropping streak in opposition to the greenback gaining Rs3.80 within the interbank market.
The rupee made the achieve a day after the federal government secured the much-anticipated cope with the Worldwide Financial Fund (IMF).
“Nonetheless, this gaining of Rupee in opposition to greenback was short-lived as PKR closed at 211.93,” the analysts stated.
Investor opted for profit-taking within the final buying and selling hour which led the index to shut within the crimson zone. Volumes remained wholesome in the primary board shares.
The Index closed at 42,458.14 factors, down by 67.81 factors (-0.16 per cent DoD). Sectors contributing to the efficiency embrace Cement (-39.7 factors), Expertise (-28.2 factors), E&P’s (-21.four factors), OMC’s (-18.7 factors) and Pharma (-11.6 factors).
Volumes decreased from 300.6 million shares to 266.1 million shares (-11.5 per cent DoD). Common traded worth additionally decreased by 10.6 per cent to succeed in US$ 40.Zero million as in opposition to US$ 44.7 million.
Shares that contributed considerably to the volumes are PRL, TPLP, CNERGY, GGL and UNITY.