Country’s both the bourses, Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) on Thursday also witnessed upward trend like earlier as investors continued their buying spree on large-cap issues amid optimism.
DSEX, the key index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went up by 51.69 points or 0.98 per cent to settle at 5,310.19.
Two other indices also ended higher. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 29.19 points to finish at 2,026.82 and the DSE Shariah Index gained 10.51 points to close at 1,209.08.
Turnover, a crucial indicator of the market, also stood at Taka 5,564.21 million, which was Taka 5,119.36 million at the previous session of the week.
Gainers took a modest lead over the losers as out of 358 issues traded, 217 ended higher, 92 lower and 49 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
Beximco continued to dominate the turnover chart, followed by BD Finance, Robi, Lanka Bangla Finance and Asia Pacific Insurance.
SEMLIBBLSF was the day’s best performer, posting a gain of 10 per cent while DBH was the worst loser, losing 12.96 per cent.
The Chittagong Stock Exchange also ended higher with its All Shares Price Index (CASPI)—gaining more than 184.76 points to close at 15,379.21 while the Selective Categories Index – CSCX advancing 110.29
points to close at 9,277.82.
Of the issues traded, 144 advanced, 64 declined and 21 remained unchanged on the CSE.
The port city bourse traded 17.12 million shares and mutual fund units with turnover value of nearly Taka 350 million.