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KSE -100 Index Edges Up 298.89 Points To 39971.78

Pakistan Stock Exchange's Benchmark KSE -100 index edges up 298.89 points to 39971.78 at close with high and low of 40091.48 and 39672.89 respectively.

Out of total 339 Trading Companies 170 advanced 149 declined while 20 remained unchanged.

In sector wise Trade Fertilizer is on top with 14.9 percent followed by Technology and Communication with 13.8 percent while oil and Gas Marketing companies sector is on third with 13.1 percent.

Top advancers include Bata Pakistan Limited at share price of 2450 with 84.50 positive points and Khyber Tobacco at 1499 per share with 64.10 positive points.

Top decliners include Sanofi Aventis at share price of 1441.05 with negative points of 49.50 and Altas Battery at 540.06 per share with 28.42 negative points.