KARACHI: The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) Thursday continued its upward trend by gaining 173.08 more points to take the tally to level of 46358.35 points at closing.

The stocks recorded the highest trading level of 46635.31 points and lowest level of 46141.79 points, with a volume of over 340.44 million shares and value of Rs 19.36 billion. As many as 398 companies were active, of which 192 advanced, 182 declined and 24 remained unchanged.

Aisha Steel Mill was the volume leader with 19.77 million shares, adding Rs 0.09 to finish at Rs 16.50. It was followed by TRG Pak Ltd with 15.05 million shares, shedding Rs 0.77 to end at Rs 44.85 and Engro Polymer with 14.03 million shares, gaining Rs 0.91 to close at Rs 16.03.

The top three gainers were Sanofi-Aventis with price per share of 2195.58 (94.58), Hinopak Motors with price per share of 1580.26 (75.25) and Bata (Pakistan) share of 4600 (57).

The top three losers were Nestle Pakistan with price per share of 8700 (-100.14), Wyeth Pakistan Ltd with price per share of 4685.08 (-99.02) and Khyber Tobacco with price per share of 1100 (-43).