KARACHI - Stocks closed lower amid thin trade post major earning announcements at KSE. At local equity market benchmark KSE-100 share index shed 16.79 points or 0.11 percent to stop the day’s trading at 15,795.93 points as compared to 15,812.72 points of the last working day on Thursday. Experts said uncertain global markets on US Hurricane threats, limited foreign interest, dismal fertilizer offtake data by NFDC, concerns for gas shortfall for industrial sector and rising political uncertainty ahead of Supreme Court decision on cases against security unrest in city affected the sentiments. Bearish activity continued amid consolidation in stocks across the board despite strong earning announcements in oil, banks and textile sector stocks, he added.KSE-Allshare index decreased by 40.15 points or 0.36 percent to close the day at 11,085.18 points, KSE-30 share index misplaced 13.94 points or 0.11 percent to end the trading session at 12,913.25 points while KMI-30 share index off 31.61 points or 0.11 percent to finish the day at 27,600.37 points.Dealers said dull and range bound activity was seen. Investors remained cautious due to hurricane “Sandy”. PTC continues its falling trend after Lahore High Court decision regarding its international calling rate. Engro Corp also fell in anticipation of 3rd quarter loss announcement. Market traded 84.993 million shares after opening at 136.018 million shares and the value of traded shares was minimised to Rs 2.192 billion from Rs 4.874 billion. Stock market capitalisation settled at Rs 3.939 trillion as compared to Rs 3.953 trillion of the previous session. Trading took place in 326 companies where losers beat the gainers 158 to146 while the values of 22 stocks remained intact. Nestle Pakistan was the biggest loser of the day down by Rs 200 to stop at Rs 4800 followed by Shezan Inter.XDXB decreased by Rs 22.49 to close at Rs 427.50 while Siemens Pakistan and Indus DyiengXD were the top gainers of the day up by Rs 32 to Rs 745 and  Rs 17.68 to Rs 504.43. Fauji Cement was the highest traded company of the day with 9.803 million shares as it closed at Rs 6.38 after opening at Rs 6.51. PTCLA was on the second position with 9.616 million shares lost Rs 0.85 to Rs 16.72. It was followed by KESC with 6.222 million shares off by Re 0.32 to Rs 5.78, Quice Food with 5.470 million shares misplaced Re 0.7 to Rs 9.68 and Dera Ghazi Khan CementXD with 4.936 million shares higher by Re 0.14 to Rs 51.87. APP adds from Islamabad: Islamabad Stock Exchange witnessed bearish trend as the index was down by 4.91 points to close at 3092.62 points.Talking to APP, stock analyst M M Hassan said that the profit-taking caused the bearish trend in the local stock market. Despite this, the investors have also taken the positions in the low-priced shares whenever the index touched the low, he added.He said that the buying was seen in banking and cement sectors resulting a rise in the turnover of the market.Total shares traded were 18,500, up by 16,000 shares when compared with a day earlier’s closing. Out of 133 companies’ shares traded, the prices of 64 increased while the prices of 69 decreased. The price of top gainer Siemens Pakistan Engineering increased by Rs 32.00 while the price of top loser Murree Brewery decreased by Rs 8.62. Maple Leaf Cement, PTCL and Silk Bank remained volume leaders with volumes of 10,000, 6,000 and 2,000 shares respectively.