The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) bounced back on Friday, with the benchmark KSE-100 Index gaining 844 points on Friday to cross the 41,000-points mark.

The index opened higher and continued on an upward trajectory, hitting a high of 41,344 points to close at 41,312.

Close to 148 million shares worth Rs8.7 billion were traded in the day. Of the 365 symbols traded, 263 advanced, 81 declined and 21 remained unchanged.

The cement sector outperformed all others with respect to traded volumes with 31.2m shares traded.

Volumes were led by:

  1. TRG Pak Ltd: 10.2m shares traded [+4.85pc]

  2. Maple Leaf: 9.1m shares traded [+4.30pc]

  3. K-Electric Ltd: 8.5m shares traded [+3.59pc]

  4. Engro Polymer: 8.0m shares traded [+4.80pc]

  5. Power Cement: 5.5m shares traded [+6.09pc]

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