Karachi - Mixed trend was witnessed at the local bourse on Tuesday. The benchmark SE 100-share index added 11.71 points or 0.04 per cent to end the day at 27258.68 points as compared to 27246.97 points of the last working day.
Expert said banking stocks led the rally on higher banking spreads following SBP status quo in policy rates. SSGC & SNGP remained in limelight on falling UFG losses to 9.33%. Rising fertilizer off-take and higher local cement prices played a catalyst role in bullish sentiments at KSE despite global stocks uncertainty on Crimea-Russia annexation.
KSE allshare-index grew by 42.36 points or 0.21 percent to finish the day at 20388.47 points, KSE 30-index lost 98.38 points or 0.50 per cent to stop the day at 19481.27 points while KMI 30-index shed 178.85 points or 0.39 percent to conclude the day at 45475.96 points.  The day turnover of market in term of shares was 232.433 million shares after opening at 165.802 million shares and the value of traded shares climbed to Rs 8.552 billion from Rs 7.834 billion. Capitalization of the local bourse settled at Rs 6.592 trillion as compared to Rs 6.588 trillion of a day earlier.
Trading took place in 361 companies where losers beat the gainers by 175 to 162 while the values of 24 stocks remained intact. Weyth Pak Ltd XD led the uphill trend, off by Rs 152.14 to Rs 4300, followed by Bata (Pak), down by Rs 120.03 to Rs 2781.47. Rafhan Maize XD and Nestle Pak were the biggest price gainers of the day, increased by Rs 105 to Rs 7775 and Rs 44 to Rs 9040.
 Equity dealer said profit taking was witnessed in oil stocks , as PPL fell by Rs.3.55 with 1.4m shares and POL lost Rs.6.34. Banking sector however seen renewed buying interest led by FABL with 48m shares, stock gained by 4.5%. Fauji Cement also came in limelight with 11.5m shares, stock increased by 2%. SNGP and SSGC continued to rally in expectations of change in UFG formula. SNGP closed 5% up and SSGC 4.5%.  Faysal Bank bank was the volume leader of the day with 48.261 million shares, up by Re 0.52 to Rs 13.78. It was followed by Fatima Fert with 16.190 million, Fauji Cement with 11.509 million, BOP with 9.577 million, Lafarge Pak with 7.979 million, Sui North Gas with 7.956 million, Avanceon with 7.117 million, Sui South Gas with 6.834 million, Amtex Limited with 6.104 million and TRG Pakistan Limited with 6.056 million shares respectively.