DSEX, the benchmark index of the Dhaka
Stock Exchange (DSE), today crossed the 7,000-mark for the first time
after the index was introduced more than eight years back in 2013.
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, soared 71.76 points or 1.02 per cent
to settle at more than 7,052 – the highest since its inception on
January 27, 2013. Two other indices–the DSE 30 Index and the DSE
Shariah Index (DSES) — followed the suit to close at their new highs
of 2,533 and 1,528, after rising 37.13 points and 19.98 points
The market capitalisation of the prime bourse also hit a fresh
all-time high at Taka 5,692 billion on Sunday, surpassing the previous
high of Taka 5,637 billion recorded on Thursday last.
Turnover, a crucial indicator of the market, climbed to Taka 28.68
billion on the country’s premier bourse in a further buck by 16 percent
over the previous day’s mark of Taka 24.74 billion.
The gainers took a strong lead over the losers as out of 375 issues
traded, 208 closed higher, 130 lower and 37 issues remained unchanged
on the DSE trading floor during the week.
Beximco – the flagship company of Beximco Group-topped the turnover
list, followed by LafargeHolcim, Beximco Pharma, LankaBangla Finance
and Doreen Power.
ADN Telecom was the top gainer, posting a 10 percent rise while SEML
FBLSL Growth Fund was the worst loser, losing 9.83 percent.
The Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also ended higher with the CSE All
Share Price Index – CASPI –soaring 234 points to settle at a
historical high at 20,563 and the Selective Categories Index – CSCX
rising 141 points to close at a record high at 12,324.
Of the issues traded, 198 advanced, 100 declined and 29 remained
unchanged on the CSE trading floor.
The port city’s bourse traded 34.48 million shares and mutual fund
units with a turnover value of Taka 952 million.