Industry

Stocks maintain gaining streak

Country’s both the bourses, Dhaka Stock

Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) today witnessed an upward

trend like earlier as investors continued their buying spree on large-cap

issues amid optimism.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 29.18 points or 0.55 per

cent to settle at 5,373.12. The DSE 30 Index, comprising blue chips, and the

DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 14.44 points to finish at 2,036.63 and

2.63 points closing at 1,221.08.

Turnover, a crucial indicator of the market, stood at Taka 6346.813

million on the country’s premier bourse which was Taka 3825.489 million.

Gainers took a modest lead over the losers, as out of 360 issues traded,

192 closed green, 55 in the red and 113 remained unchanged on the DSE trading

floor.

Beximco topped the turnover chart, followed by Beximco Pharma, Robi,

Lanka Bangla Finance and Square Pharma.

BGIC was the day’s best performer, posting a gain of 50 per cent while

Dutch Bangla was the worst loser, losing 12.97 percent.

The Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also ended higher with the CSE All

Share Price Index – CASPI -advancing 87.76 points to settle at 15,566.26 and

the Selective Categories Index – CSCX gaining 51.33 points to close at

9,390.26.

Of the issues traded, 124 advanced, 51 declined and 62 remained

unchanged on the CSE.

The port city’s bourse traded 3.05 crore shares and mutual fund units

with a turnover value of Taka 40.61 million.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)