The market closed up 285 pts at 39792, shrugging past weakness shown in the last couple of sessions. Turnover was a solid 297mln shares almost a three month high while value traded was Rs 12.7bln. Over twice as many shares advanced today compared to those that declined. DGKC, ENGRO, FFC, LUCK, HBL were the biggest contributors to the index, collectively accounting for 100pts. Top five scrips by volume were KEL, SSGC, PAKCEM, HTL and DGKC.
Gainers for the day were SSGC, SNGP, HTL, BYCO, ISL and INIL putting on in excess of 4pc.
Cements were upbeat with CHCC and PIOC gaining under 4pc. DGKC put on 2.2pc while LUCK gained a percent with other scrips also edging higher.
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