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PSX Maintains Bullish Momentum, Surges by 355 Points on Robust Trading On 22nd February 2024

The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) remained on a bullish trajectory on Thursday, as the 100-index gained a substantial 355.19 points, marking a positive change of 0.58 percent. The market closed at an impressive 61,914.34 points, surpassing the previous day’s closing at 61,559.16 points.

The trading day saw a significant volume of activity, with a total of 324,830,445 shares changing hands, amounting to a total value of Rs 13.966 billion. Although the number of shares traded decreased compared to the previous day, the overall value of the transactions increased, indicating robust investor confidence and positive market sentiment.

A total of 352 companies actively participated in the trading session, with 185 of them witnessing gains, 143 sustaining losses, and 24 maintaining unchanged share prices. This diversity in market movements reflects the dynamic nature of the PSX, offering opportunities for both bullish and bearish positions.

The top three trading companies on this bullish day were Pak Elektron, leading with 23,114,152 shares traded at Rs 22.74 per share, followed by Cnergyico PK with 21,245,331 shares at Rs 3.95 per share, and Pak Intl Bulk with 16,257,000 shares traded at Rs 6.22 per share. These companies played a pivotal role in shaping the day’s trading activity.

Among the notable gainers, Services Industries Limited stood out with a remarkable increase of Rs 29.56 per share, closing at Rs 657.00. Following closely was Systems Limited, experiencing a rise of Rs 23.03 per share to reach Rs 410.40. These positive movements indicate strong investor confidence and interest in these particular companies.

On the flip side, Indus Motor Company Limited faced the most significant decrease, with its share price dropping by Rs 82.07 to close at Rs 1,466.01. Reliance Cotton Spinning Mills Limited also experienced a decline, with a Rs 43.126 decrease, closing at Rs 531.88 per share. These fluctuations underline the importance of careful investment strategies and market analysis in navigating the dynamic PSX environment.

In conclusion, the Pakistan Stock Exchange exhibited a bullish trend on February 22, 2024, gaining 355.19 points and closing at 61,914.34 points. The market’s resilience, coupled with diverse trading activities and notable share price movements, reflects a positive outlook for investors in the Pakistani stock market.

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