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Tuesday, 2 August 2011


Karachi Stocks Down 41.40 Points:
KARACHI, Aug 02: At close of trading, the KSE-100 index was at 12211.99, down 41.40 points.

Uni Lever Pak Rs 67.13 Shell Pakistan Rs (4.51)
Exide (Pak) Rs 9.45 P.S.O. Rs (4.43)
Sanofi-Aventis Rs 7.25 Philip Morris Rs (4.11)
Tri-Pack Films Rs 3.67 Clariant Pakistan Rs (2.96)
Bata Pakistan Rs 3.29 Atlas Honda Rs (2.43)

KSE 30 – Shares Index Previous 11,611.08, Tuesday’s 11,589.64, minus 21.44 points
KSE 100 – Shares Index
Previous 12,253.39, Tuesday’s 12,226.33, minus 27.06bn
VOLUME LEADERS Engro Corp 1.273m, J.S.& Co 1.028m, Kot Addu Power 0.953m, Fauji Fertiliser 0.816m, Azgard Nine 0.744m shares.
TOTAL TONE:easy, total listed 638, actives 290, inactives 348, plus 71, minus 117, unchanged 102

Stocks suffer 41.4 points fall
KARACHI, Aug 2: The daily turnover figure on the stock market on Tuesday fell to a 36-month low at about 15m shares as investors kept to the sidelines, partly owing to city killings and arson and partly to the advent of the holy month of Ramazan.
However, it was not the lowest single-session volumes as it had fallen to only 24,500 shares on Nov 11, 2008, on reports of default of two KSE members and 3,700 on Nov 28, 2008, on Mumbai killing in a terrorist attack and IMF intervention after the lifting of floor on KSE index.
The KSE 100-share index showed a modest fall of 27.06 points at 12,226.33 as compared with previous 12,253.39 points, reflecting the weakness of some leading shares, notably on the oil counter and other high value shares.
Larger fall was averted in the backdrop of falling demand as some of the leading base shares, notably Fauji Fertiliser, MCB and some other leading shares performed well.
Analyst Ahsan Mehanti said during the holy month of Ramazan physical activity generally declines as a section of investors spends more time in praying rather than the share business.
However, he expected, the normal trading pattern would return during the next couple of sessions after fasting gets normal and violence in the city ends.
Analyst Salman Naqvi said the market activity is being affected by the city killings and until normalcy returns to the city, foreign investors may remain conspicuous by their presence.
Minus signs dominated the list under the lead of Shell Pakistan and PSO, off Rs4.51 and 4.43, while some leading food shares, including Unilever Pakistan, and Exide Pakistan rose by Rs67.13 and 9.45.
Traded volume fell to 14.941m shares from the previous 39m shares as losers held a strong lead over the gainers at 117 to 71, with 102 shares holding on to the last levels.
The active list was led by Engro Corporation, steady by three paisa at Rs141.78 on 1.273m shares followed by JS/& Co, easy five paisa at 6.73 on 1.028m shares, Kot Addu Power, lower seven paisa at 42.89 on 0.953m shares, Fauji Fertiliser, firm by 53 paisa at 162.85 on 0.817m shares, Azgard Nine, lower eight paisa at 5.97 on 0.745m shares, Fauji Fertiliser Bin Qasim, off 18 paisa at 46.81 on 0.659m shares, and Lotte Pakistan, lower 20 paisa at 12.11 on 0.562m shares.
They were followed by DG Khan Cement, off 37 paisa at 22.51 on 0.551m shares, Nishat Mills, unchanged at 22.51 on 0.517m shares and MCB, sharply higher by Rs2.32 at 187.36 on 0.496m shares.
FUTURE CONTRACTS: The active list was led by D G Khan Cement, lower by 35 paisa at 22.73 on 0.152m shares followed by Engro Corporation, easy two paisa at 143.07 on 0.139m shars, and Nishat Mills, steady five paisa a 46.73 on 0.113m shares.
Fauji Fertiliser rose by 30 paisa at 164.06 on 97,000 and MCB, up by Rs2.13 at 188.77 on 94,000 shares.
FUTURE CONTRACTS: Quice Foods led the list of actives, steady by two paisa at Rs5.02 on 63,587 shares followed by Invest Bank, lower six paisa at 0.32 on 20,441 shares and Shahpur Textiles, up six paisa at 0.35 on 5,000 shares. All others were fractionally traded.

Mohammed Saleem Mansoori

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