Sep 24, 2012 (LBT) - Bourse closed the day gaining marginally owing to accumulation on certain Index heavy counters. Rest of the activities at the bourse witnessed mixed sentiments with profit taking continuing on the retail favourites. Plantation sector caps could not sustain the positive momentum witnessed during the last week although certain banking witnessed aggressive buying during the day. The benchmark index gained 5.83 points to close at 5,915 whilst the more liquid MPI shed 35.59 points to close at 5,498. Total turnover for the day was over 749mn. (Approximately USD 5.6 million) Total volume traded was over 31.8K.
2 off the market private deals were seen on CTC and DIST which collectively contributed over 10% of the day’s turnover. Multinational CTC witnessed 50,000 shares change hands at Rs.710 whilst DIST saw 200,000 shares change hands at Rs.153. Today’s turnover was dominated by banking sector cap NDB as aggressive buying was witnessed across the board for the counter. It traded close to half a million shares between Rs.134.50 and Rs.139.70 and gained 4.57% to close at Rs.138.40. Market heavyweight JKH followed to contribute over 55.9mn towards the day’s tally after trading over 250,000 shares.
Notable gains were recorded by caps CTCE and CDIC such as 19.05% and 9.09% after trading attractive volumes for the day. ASIR saw renewed interest to reach a high of Rs.11.20 during the day before closing the day at Rs.11.10. The counter also traded over 1.5mn shares. Leisure sector caps PALM and BHR saw renewed interest after an announcement on the amalgamation of the 2 companies were released to the CSE.
Retail favourite caps CSF,TFIL and LHCL saw profit taking as retail investors were mainly on the selling side. Telco giant DIAL traded an attractive volume of over 3.9mn shares and gained 10% to close the day at Rs.8.60. Further, penny stocks such as BLUE.X,SFS and AAF topped trading volumes whilst SFCL emerged as the top gainer.