Stocks at the country's prime bourse – Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) – opened the week on Sunday a mixed as its broader index witnessed a marginal fall on lower transactions.
In the port city, Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened the week downward with falling trend of its major index CASPI, reports BSS.
The broader DSEX of DSE settled at 6,296, after losing 10.66 points, or 0.16 percent, over the previous day. But the Shariah DSES and the blue-chip DS30 closed the day up. Shariah index DSES gained 1.26 points, or 0.09 per cent, to finish at 1,383 and DS30 also advanced 3.83 points, or 0.16 per cent, to close at 2,274. Out of 328 issues traded, 152 closed lower, 131 higher and 45 remained unchanged. The day's trade value at DSE stood at Tk 573.76 crore and 14.72 crore shares exchanged hands. The top five gainers of the day were Easter Cable, Gemini Seafood, National Tube, Monno STAF and Union Capital. The major losing issues of the day included Central Pharma, Anwar Galvanizing, ICB Islami Bank, ISN and BD Welding. BD Thai Aluminium was the turnover leader with 90 lakh shares of nearly Tk 30 crore changing hands, followed by Brac Bank, Shahjalal Islami Bank, LankaBangla Finance and AB Bank.
CSE also opened the week lower with its All Shares Price Index (CAPSI) losing 24 points to close at 19,484.
Out of the 241 traded issues, 107 closed lower, 93 higher and 41 remained unchanged.