Karachi (Staff Report): The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) started the week on a negative note as the benchmark KSE-100 Index plunged 586 points to close at 42,347 points.
The benchmark opened lower, with the market opening level of 42,934 points remaining the day's high. The market hit a day's low of 42,270 points near the end of the trading session.
In all, 130.5 million shares worth Rs5.8 billion changed hands, as compared to 238.7mn shares worth Rs10.3bn traded on the last trading session.
Of the 344 scrips traded, 101 advanced, 231 declined and 12 remained unchanged.
The textile sector dominated trading with 21.4m shares traded, while the communication and engineering sectors followed with 12.7m and 11.8m shares traded.