KARACHI - Rising trend continued at the local bourse as investors remained optimistic over several issues related to stock market while benchmark 100-index gained another 29 points to close at 7,715 points on Thursday. The market returned before touching the 100 points gains, slipping into negative zone. Finally, the index closed on a positive note but market volatility warned the investors, before entering into market. Future market is still not functional but hopefully it will become functional soon. Small investors are waiting for leverage products to enhance their exposure in the stock market. The bearish hurricane has passed away during the last calendar year, it is believed that the market may not witness such bearish sentiment. Investors build up positions in oil sector on expectation of record payouts. Rise in international oil prices to 61 dollars and continuing foreign interest in the market played key role for positive activity, stated market expert Ahsan Mehanti. The local bourse started the day in green numbers with a gain of 28.96 points and index sustained the positive momentum till the end, closing 29.27 points up at 7,715.42 points. Although the market turnover was above the average turnover, trading activity was minimal on Thursday as compared to the last trading session. The market volume moved downwards to 194.360 million shares as compared to last trading sessions 236.246 million shares. Trading value of the stock exchange decreased to Rs 10.303b from Rs 11.395b of last session. Market capitalisation stood over Rs 2.2716tr against last sessions Rs 2.263tr. Out of 342 actively traded scrips at the KSE, at least 155 gained value, 161 lost while the worth of the shares of 25 stocks remained unchanged. Cement giant DGKC was the volume leader with the trading of 13.730 million shares on Thursday. Other noted shares at the market were NML with 13.157m shares, Azgard Nine 11.721m shares, Bank Al-Falah 10.643m shares, UBL 10.382m shares, Pak Oilfields 9.989m shares, Fauji Cement 8.427m shares, Engro Chemical 8.307m shares, Adamjee Insurance 8.255m shares, JSCL 7.167m shares namely. Top gainers at the stock market include Unilever Pak, up by massive Rs62.67/share to close at Rs2,050, Treet Corporation added Rs14.70/share and its total value was improved to Rs308.70, Pak Oilfields gained Rs7.68/share, closing at Rs161.32, Pak Services gained Rs7/share to close at Rs151 with a small turnover of 100 shares, Shezan International up by Rs6.71/share to close at Rs140.95. On the other side, Bata Pak lost Rs18/share to close at Rs592 with the trading of only 100 shares, Fazal Textiles down by Rs16.75/share and its value was decreased to Rs318.25, Colgate Palm lost Rs11/share and closed at Rs293, National Refinery down by Rs4.40/share, closing at Rs229, IGI Insurance also lost Rs4.40/share to close at Rs83.60, Shell Pak down by Rs4/share and closed at Rs227.