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Active

A market in which there is frequent trading.

Active

1. Describing a security that is traded with relative frequency. Many investors look to active securities because they can be traded, even in rather large quantities, without affecting the price. Active securities usually have a low bid-ask spread.

2. Describing a market or exchange with a high trading volume.

active

Of or relating to a security in which there is a great deal of trading. Active securities appeal to many investors because they usually can be traded without affecting the price. In over-the-counter trading, an active security usually has a smaller spread between the bid and ask price. See also most-active stocks.
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Eshraq Properties, which was the most active stock in trade, ended 2.35 per cent lower at Dh0.83.
Dar Al Arkan was the most active stock in terms of value on Tadawul.
Emaar Properties ended 1.09 per cent lower at Dh7.29, becoming the second most active stock. "I see Emaar Properties reaching a new target of Dh8 in the few days.
Emaar Properties fell 2.90 per cent in trade to end at Dh6.70, making it the most active stock in trade, while Arabtec, which was the second-most active stock in terms of value, fell 3.65 per cent to end at Dh2.90.
Gains in the Karachi Stock Exchange 100 Index were led by Engro Foods, Pakistan Telecommunication and Engro Corporation, which rose 1.91 rupees to 94.81 rupees, was the most active stock by value in Pakistan.
Emaar Properties, which has the maximum weightage on the index, ended 0.67 per cent higher at Dh7.5, making it the most active stock in terms of value.
Attock Refinery, which remained unchanged at 167.85 rupees, was the most active stock by value.
Arabtec, which was the most active stock in trade, ended 3.13 per cent lower at Dh3.10, while Gulf Finance House ended 3.43 per cent lower at Dh0.338.
Engro cORPORATION, which rose 1.81 rupees to 90.35 rupees, was the most active stock by value in Pakistan.
Arabtec, which was the most active stock in terms of value, ended at 9.09 per cent lower at Dh2.90.
Lucky Cement Ltd, which rose 3.39 rupees to 150.50 rupees, was the most active stock by value in Pakistan.
Fauji Fertilizer, which fell by one rupee to 116.29 rupees, was the most active stock by value in Pakistan.