Stocks open week up on large-cap vibe

10 July, 2017 12:00 AM printer

Stocks opened week up on Sunday with all the indices at Dhaka and Chittagong stock exchanges finishing upwards on higher activities of large-cap securities.


The rising major sectors were travel and leisure, pharmaceutical and chemical, ceramic sector, textile and financial institutions. A total of 145 securities moved up due to higher activities, reports BSS.


The broader DSEX of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) finished the day with 24.64 points up at 5774.29. The two selective indices - DS30 and DSES - were also marginally up at 2108.27 points and 1314.07 points respectively.


Majority of the issues traded on the two bourses closed the day up on moderate demand. Out of the 327 issues traded on DSE, 188 gained against 100 losing issues.


The trade value at DSE increased to Taka 1,160.42 crore from the previous session's Taka 1005.46 crore while the trade volume also rose to 39.80 crore from 31.75 crore shares of Thursday trading.


The five major gaining companies were Peninsula, Keya Cosmetics, Fu Wang Ceramics, Tung Hai and Far East Finance.


The five major losing companies were Asia Pacific Insurance, ICB AMCL 2nd, BD Com, WMSHIPYARD and City General Insurance.  The top five turnover leaders were Keya cosmetic, MJL BD, Confidence Cement, CANTEX and Regent Textile.


Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also closed the day up, with its major CASPI index ending 75.98 points higher at 17,895.37.


At CSE, 253 issues were traded. Of those, 147 issues closed higher while 77 issues lower.