Industry

Stocks perform mixed

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

previous day.

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

floor.

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

million).

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