Bourses slide further

DHAKA Both the bourses of the country slipped

further today following the selling tendency of pessimistic investors.

Maintaining the downbeat trend of previous day, premier bourse Dhaka Stock

Exchange (DSE) opened the morning session on Wednesday with a loss of the

broad index. It rebounded a bit later, but could not sustain the momentum

till the end of the last trading hour.

The broad index, DSEX closed at 4951.73 points with a decline of 6.98

points or 0.14 percent from the previous day.

Market witnessed a muted session as risk averse investors followed wait

and see' approach which kept participation low, said a market operator, EBL


Besides, the market turnover decreased by 21 percent from last day's

session and stood at Taka 3.18 billion.

In addition, the two selective indices, DSE30 decreased by 7.39 points

while DSES increased slightly by 0.40 points to stand at 1766.71 points and

1145.70 points respectively.

On the DSE trading floor, a total number of 101,593 trades were executed in

today's trading session with a trading volume of 105.98 million securities.

Gainers took a strong lead over the losers as out of 353 issues traded, 147

securities gained price while 141 declined and 65 remained unchanged.

Investors exerted selling pressure on telecommunication, bank and food and

allied sectors.

Sector wise performance exposed that general insurance (1.6pc), jute

(1.1pc) and tannery (1.0pc) experienced highest price appreciation while

paper ( 1.3pc), life insurance ( 1.1pc) and telecom ( 0.8pc) sector

experienced highest price correction in today's session.

Investors' focus was mostly concentrated on general insurance (24.2pc),

engineering (14.5pc) and pharma (9.9pc) sectors, according to the EBL


The top 10 gainers were SEML LEC Management Fund, People Leasing, National

Tubes, Republic Insurance, Renwick Jajneswar, CAPM BDBL Mutual Fund 1,

Eastern Insurance, Pragati Insurance, Fortune and Paramount Insurance.

Monno Stafflers topped the turnover chart followed by Sonarbangla

Insurance, National Tubes, GP, VFS Thread, Eastern Insurance, Beacon Pharma,

Rupali Insurance, Fortune and Monno Ceramic.

The top 10 losers were Monno Stafflers, National Life Insurance, Aramit

Cement, BD Welding, Agni System, Savar Refractories, JMI Syringe, Shasha

Denim and Shurwid Industries.

Besides, the port city bourse, Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) maintained

the downbeat of previous day. CSCX and CASPI decreased by 36.17 and 61.69

points respectively.

At CSE, a total of 6,628,845 shares and mutual fund of 237 companies were

traded, of which 84 issues advanced while 120 declined and 33 issues remained


Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)