Saturday, 18th May, 2024
Saturday, 18th May, 2024

Stocks maintain positive trend

Like the previous day, stocks today witnessed
positive trends in Dhaka and Chittagong stock exchanges as bargain hunters
showed a buying spree on lucrative issues.

DSEX, the key index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went up by 37.11
points or 0.76 per cent to settle at 4,903.

Two other indices also ended higher. The DS30 index, comprising blue
chips, advanced 8.10 points to finish at 1,695 and the DSE Shariah Index rose
6.38 points to close at 1,120.

Turnover, a crucial indicator of the market, however, fell to Taka 6.63
billion, which was 17 per cent lower than the previous day’s turnover of Taka
8.04 billion.

Gainers took a strong lead over the losers as out of 350 issues traded,
149 ended higher, 92 closed lower while 109 issues remained unchanged on the
DSE trading floor.

Beximco Pharmaceuticals topped the turnover list with 2.21 million shares
worth Taka 319 million changing hands, closely followed by Pragati Insurance,
IFIC Bank, Beximco and Aamra Network.

Agni Systems was the day’s best performer, posting a gain of 9.82 per cent
while United Power was the worst loser, losing 12.92 per cent following its
price adjustment after record date.

The Chittagong Stock Exchange also ended higher with its All Shares Price
Index (CASPI)-soaring 99 points to close at 14,090 while the Selective
Categories Index – CSCX rising 59 points to close at 8,486.

Of the issues traded, 106 advanced, 71 declined and 65 remained unchanged
on the CSE.

The port city bourse traded 13.12 million shares and mutual fund units
with turnover value of more than Taka 268 million.

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