KARACHI - Mixed activity was witnessed at the KES on Friday as retail/institutional investors preferred profit taking ahead of weekend holiday in the overbought market. The benchmark KSE-100 index opened with 48.48 points up and lost the positive momentum at the end due to offloading by the investors. The bourse closed at 7,276.61 points with a nominal loss of 11.52 points. Trading activity was much improved as compared to the last trading session. The ready market volume stood at 188.832m shares on Friday as compared to last trading session 154.782m shares on Thursday. Total trading value of the market edged up to Rs10.040b rupees against Rs5.850b of last session. Market capitalisation slightly decreased to Rs 2.156tr (US$26.62b) from Rs2.159tr. Of 293 active symbols at the Karachi stock market, 135 advanced, at least 141 declined and worth of the shares of 17 stocks remained unchanged. The financial giants JSCL and AHSL continued to surge forward as they hit the volume leader board. Not much substantial movement was registered as banking stocks trying to maintain their position. JSCL witnessed trading of 24.338m shares along with AHSL with 13.617m shares. Well traded shares include DGKC 11.215m shares, Pak Petroleum 7.322m shares, OGDC 7.102m shares namely. Top gainers include Nestle, up Rs45.25/share with the trading of only 100 shares, Unilever Pak gained Rs13.50/share, ICI Pak added Rs6.17/share and closed at Rs144.56, Indus Motors added Rs5.60/share. Wyeth lost Rs38/share, Hinopak down by Rs5.75, Engro down by Rs3.79/share, closing at Rs140.25, Pak Oilfields closed at Rs155.78, down by Rs3.09/share.