KARACHI: The Karachi Stock Exchange benchmark KSE 100-index lost just 1.90 points or 0.01 percent to close 31779.75 points and volume of 156,845,190 shares on Thursday.
The market opened at the overnight closing on a positive note after the government announced hold talks with Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf which rekindled the hope for an amicable resolution of the political unrest that had seen violent clashes and war of words.
Stocks cheered up at the thaw in ‘political standoff’ and not only recouped overnight losses but crossed 32,000 points level to climb up to 32076.33 points with handsome gains of 294.68 points or 0.93 percent till midday on Thursday.
It market have a field day as it gathered momentum to take the benchmark KSE 100-index to 31,913.82 points with a gain of 132 points or 0.42 percent in early trading. The investors appeared enthusiastic and confident and went on plucking blow cherries, giving impetus to the bullish trend.
It is to be noted that the Karachi Stock Exchange showed resilience after a taking a plunge of 302.51 points or 0.94 per cent to close at 31,781.65 points on Wednesday.
As a whole 27.84 per cent of companies witnessed increase in their shares while 28.67 per cent lost their share value and 3.13 percent companies remained stable.
High and Low were 32076.41 and 31755.28 respectively. Total volume traded in the market was 156,845,190 shares.
On Wednesday investor sentiment dampened midday as noise on the political front seemed to get louder. The initial index gains of 100 points dissipated as panic-prone investors rushed to book profit sending shares reeling down.
The sinking of international oil prices to five-year low triggered selling in the oil and gas sector as energy experts said things Analysts said that that worsening situation on the political front pushed investors to opt for profit booking and move to the sidelines.