KARACHI - Stocks closed lower as investors remained cautious amid uncertainty over outcome of Supreme Court hearing on contempt case.The Karachi stock market benchmark KSE-100 share index misplaced 15.18 points or 0.10 percent to stop the day’s trading at 14,512.07 points as compared 14,527.25 points of the previous day. Samar Iqbal dealer at Topline Securities said market once again posted lackluster behaviour in the absence of any positive news. Volumes remained low and shares price moved in a narrow band ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on July 25.KSE-Allshare index decreased by 13.59 points or 0.13 percent to close the day at 10,203.29 points, KSE-30 share index off by 25.86 points or 0.21 percent to end the day at 12,578.30 points while KMI-30 share index shed by 80.96 points or 0.32 percent to lock the day at 24,892.39 points. Analysts said activity remained thin despite strong corporate earnings outlook as global stocks and commodities fall after Moody’s cut the outlook on Germany’s Aaa credit rating from “stable” to “negative”.Security unrest in the city and concerns for rising circular debt in Pakistan energy sector played a catalyst role in bearish sentiment at KSE, he added.Stock market traded 56.853 million shares after opening at 27.548 million shares and the value of traded shares was climbed to Rs 1.442 billion from Rs 0.935 billion of a day earlier. The equity market capitalisation settled at Rs 3.701 trillion after opening at Rs 3.706 trillion. Trading took place in 231 companies where losers held a strong lead over the gainers 128 to 76 while the values of 27 stocks remained intact. Bata Pak Limited and Clariant Pakistan were the highest price gainers of the day increased by Rs 31.17 to Rs 694.99 and Rs 2.90 to Rs 207.50. Unilever Food and National Foods were the biggest losers of the day decreased by Rs 10.00 to Rs 2890.00 and Rs 6.22 to Rs 197.81. JS Growth Fund was the volume leader of the day with 13.177 million shares shed by Re 0.17 to Rs 7.91. Nishat Chun Power was on the second position with 7.864 million shares off by Re 0.09 to Rs 15.26. It was followed by Dera Ghazi Khan Cement with 4.263 million shares gained Re 0.16 to Rs 44.94, Arif Habib Corporation with 4.019 million shares higher by Re 0.23 to Rs 34.05 and JS.Company with 3.092 million shares augmented by Re 0.15 to lock the day at Rs 15.17.