KARACHI: Pakistan Stock Exchange Friday ended on a negative note due to selling in various sectors.

BRIndex100 lost 9.25 points or 0.2 percent to close at 4,631.01 points. BRIndex100 touched intraday high of 4,663.59 and intraday low of 4,628.38 points. Volumes stood at 229.127 million shares.

BRIndex30 decreased by 65.87 points or 0.28 percent to close at 23,435.49 points with a turnover of 160.443 million shares.

The benchmark KSE-100 index declined by 81.77 points to close at 42,842.18 points. Daily trading volumes increased to 250.067 million shares as compared to 206.167 million shares traded Thursday. Out of the total 384 active scrips, 201 closed in negative, 163 in positive while the value of 20 stocks remained unchanged.

Pak Elektron was the volume leader with 17.717 million shares. However, it declined by Rs 2.10 to close at Rs 39.99 followed by Engro Polymer that gained Re 0.61 to close at Rs 34.77 with 13.395 million shares. Indus Motor Co and Mehmood Textile were the top gainers with Rs 30.23 and Rs 22.58, respectively to close at Rs 1,582.03 and Rs 475.50. Indus Dyeing and National Refinery were the top losers with Rs 28.00 and Rs 17.58, respectively to close at Rs 532.00 and Rs 382.69.

BR Commercial Banks Index lost 19.85 points or 0.23 percent to close at 8,726.35 points with a turnover of 14.120 million shares.

BR Cement Index decreased by 23.51 points or 0.46 percent to close at 5,104.76 points with 22.961 million shares.

BR Oil and Gas Index gained 24.06 points or 0.45 percent to close at 5,344.82 points with 18.554 million shares.

BR Tech. & Comm. Index closed at 1,288.57 points, down 7.77 points or 0.6 percent with 18.077 million shares.

BR Power Generation and Distribution Index inched up by 9.83 points or 0.16 percent to close at 6,077.60 points with 14.014 million shares.

An analyst at Arif Habib Limited said that the KSE-100 index had a positive start with plus 25pts but contrary to belief of Funds buying aggressively as witnessed at the close of session Thursday, selling pressure was observed. The market went up by 192 points and oscillated back 125 points, which gave the buyers decent buying opportunity. Steel, Cement and Banks remained under selling pressure and negativity in Engro related scrips accentuated the impact. Activity was mainly driven by PAEL, EPCL, LUCK and UBL.

Scripts that contributed positively include UBL (up 22 points), LUCK (up 21 points), SNGP (up 14 points), SEARL (up 13 points) and THALL (up 9 points). Stocks that contributed negatively include HUBC (down 20 points), BAHL (down 18 points), DAWH (down 16 points), EFERT (down 15 points) and DGKC (down 11 points).