KARACHI - Cautious investors preferred to book profit amid fear of law and order situation over the weekend. Investors’ interest remained confined towards mid cap stocks as FCCL and MLCF alone contributed 37pc of volume. Although number of shares traded remained high at 251 million shares but volume in terms of rupee was 3.7 billion, dealers observed here on Friday. KSE-100 share index shed by 13.42 points or 0.08 percent to stop the day at 16,237.59 points as compared to 16,251.01 points.

KSE-Allshare index marginally up by 2.23 points or 0.02pc to close the day at 11,465.69 points, KSE-30 share index misplaced 31.28 points or 0.24pc to conclude the session at 13,171.29 points while KMI-30 share index lost 55.08 points or 0.19 percent to end the day at 28,210.26 points. Stock traded 251.522m shares after opening at Rs 230.527m shares and the value of traded shares was minimised to Rs 3.707b to Rs 4.157b. At the end of trading session stock market capitalisation settled at Rs 4.071 trillion. 

Trading took place in 363 companies where gainers held a strong lead over the losers 222 to 120 while thevalue of 21 stocks remained intact. Unilever Food was the heaviest price gainer of the day up by Rs 180 to Rs 3960 followed by Rafhan Maize Prod higher by Rs 150 to Rs 3700. The down hill trend were led by Colgate Palmolive and Wyeth Pak Limited decreased by Rs 50 to Rs 1250 and Rs 19 to Rs 926.

In the top ten scrips, Fauji Cement was the volume leader of the day with 61.735m shares as it closed at Rs 6.97 after opening at Rs 6.97. Maple Leaf was on the second position with 31.636m shares up by Re 0.23 to Rs 15.47. It was followed by Byco with 11.360m shares increased by Re 0.17 to Rs 10.69, Pervez Ahmed with 8.569m shares amplified by Re 1 to Rs 3.73 and Dawn Motors with 6.660 million shares gained Re 0.38 to Rs 3.23.