Industry

DSE records highest turnover in one year

DHAKA Country's premier bourse, Dhaka Stock Exchange

(DSE) extended the winning streak for third consecutive session as investors

approached positively, resulting turnover also hit one-year high.

The broad index, DSEX closed at 4564.61 points on Thursday with a gain of

83.78 points or 1.86 percent.

Besides, two selective indices, Blue Chip index, DSE30 and Shariah index,

DSES also went up by 20.56 points and 15.12 points to settle at 1536.63

points and 1045.81 points respectively.

On the DSE trading floor, a total number of 184,279 trades were executed

in today's trading session with a trading volume of 299.06 million

securities.

Gainers took a strong lead over losers as out of 356 issues traded, 259

securities gained price while 65 declined and 32 remained unchanged.

Market turnover, a crucial indicator, stood at Taka 7.30 billion at DSE,

climbing further by 11 percent over previous day's amount of Taka 6.57

billion.

Statistics showed it was the highest single-day transaction in one year

since February 14, last year, when the turnover totaled a record Taka 9.32

billion.

The top 10 gainers were Far Chemical, ML Dying, Saiham Textile, Orion

Pharma, Legacy Footwear, AFC Agro, Aftab Automobiles, RSRM Steel, Active Fine

and Midas Finance.

Khulna Power topped the turnover chart followed by LafargeHolcim

Bangladesh, Indo-Bangla Pharma, Shepherd Industries, SS Steel, Orion

Infusion, Dorin Power, ADN Telecom, Summit Power and Beximco Limited.

The top 10 losers were Samata Leather, Safco Spinning, BIFC, Renwwick

Jajneswar, Northern Jute, IFIL Islami Mutual Fund-1, Meghna Petroleum, SEML

FBSL Growth Fund, Shepherd Industries and Standard.

On the other hand, port city bourse, Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also

closed at green extending the gaining trend of previous day.

CSCX and CASPI increased by 165.13 points and 269.46 points to stand at

8432.46 points and 13903.26 points respectively.

At CSE, a total of 15,581,410 shares and mutual fund of 260 companies were

traded, of which 194 issues advanced while 42 declined and 24 issues remained

unchanged.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)