Stocks today performed mixed with major
indices finishing flat.
DSEX, the core index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange, went down by 6.26 points
or 0.09 per cent to settle at 6,691, after losing over 67 points in the
Two other indices, however, edged higher with the DSE 30 Index, comprising
blue chips, gaining 1.30 points to finish at 2,436 and the DSE Shariah Index
(DSES) saw a fractional loss of 0.21 points to close at 1,441.
Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stood at Tk 6.34 billion,
which was 2.92 per cent higher than the previous day's 11-month lowest
turnover of Tk 6.16 billion.
Losers took a strong lead over the gainers as out of 380 issues traded,
242 declined, 100 advanced and 38 remained unchanged on the DSE trading
Beximco topped the turnover list with shares worth Tk 456 million changing
hands, followed by Dragon Sweater (Tk 266 million), BDCOM Online (Tk 232),
Bangladesh Shipping Corporation (Tk 221 million) and Silco Pharma (Tk 161
Low-cap companies continued to dominate the gainers' chart with Gemini Sea
Food being the top gainer, posting a 7.83 per cent rise, while Aamra
Technologies was the day's worst loser, losing 1.99 per cent.
The Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) closed lower with the CSE All Share
Price Index - CASPI -losing 39 points to settle at 19,616 and the Selective
Categories Index - CSCX - shedding 23 points to close at 11,767.
Of the issues traded, 198 declined, 57 advanced and 28 issues remained
unchanged on the CSE.
'The port city's bourse traded 6.76 million shares and mutual fund units
with a turnover value worth over Tk 171 million.
Source: United News of Bangladesh