KARACHI – The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) gained 374.15 points on Thursday to take the tally to 49588.30 points level at closing.

The highest trading level was recorded at 49693.84 points and lowest level at 49163.91 points, with the volume of over 263.26 million shares and value of Rs 18.27 billion. As many as 402 companies took part in trading, of which 252 advanced, 130 declined and 20 remained unchanged.

Aisha Steel Mill was the volume leader with 21.72 million shares, adding Rs 1.30 to finish at Rs 27.38. It was followed by Dost Steels Ltd with 21.42 million shares, adding Rs 0.89 to end at Rs 15.94 and TRG Pak Ltd with 13.70 million shares, gaining Rs 1.19 to close at Rs 58.07.

The top three gainers were Hinopak Motor with price per share of 1699 (77.75), Wyeth Pak Ltd with price per share of 4426 (56) and Pak Tobacco share of 1146.50 (53.25).

The top three losers were Bata (Pak) with price per share of 3950 (-150), Service Ind. Ltd with price per share of 1472 (-45.22) and Mehran Sugar per share of 209.06 (-11).