KARACHI - Market remained ranged bound ahead of long weekend. Efoods which has been increasing for last few sessions saw some profit-taking with healthy volumes. KESC rose by 23 paisa after announcing its Rs40b plan in enhancing power generation capacity, dealers observed here on Thursday.

At local equity market, the benchmark KSE-100 share index gained 25.26 points or 0.16 percent to stop the day at 16,243.27 points as compared to 16,218.01 points of the previous day.

KSE- Allshares index higher by 5.92 points or 0.05 percent to end the day at 11,378.62 points, KSE-30 share index up by 5.36 points or 0.04 percent to end the day at 13,331.46 points while KMI-30 share index decreased by 30.78 points or 0.11 percent to finish the day’s trading at 28,319.98 points.

Market traded 152.936 million shares after opening at 158.552 million shares and the value of traded shares was raised to Rs.5.884 billion from Rs.6.454 billion. Market capitalisation settled at Rs.4.049 trillion as compared Rs.4.047 trillions of a day earlier.

Trading took place in 335 companies where gainers and losers go side by side 169 to 151 while the value of 15 stocks remained intact. Island Textile XD was the biggest price gainer of the day up by Rs 23.26 to end at Rs 488.51, while UniLever Pak was the biggest loser of the day down by Rs 273.99 to close at Rs 9501.

Engro was the volume leader of the day with 14.856m shares as it closed at Rs 79.13 after opening at Rs 80.43. KESC was on the second position with 12.057m shares. It was followed by Jah. Sidd. Co. with 11.429m shares, Azgard Nine with 9.177m  shares, DGK Cement with 8.507m  shares, Fauji Cement with 7.859m shares, JS Bank with 5.150m shares, Bank Al-Falah with 4.745m shares, Byco with 4.722m shares and Fauji Fert BinSPOT with 4.252m shares.