Stocks returned to the green on Wednesday, after remaining down in the past three trading sessions, as optimistic investors showed their buying appetite on sector-specific issues.
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 17.17 points or 0.31 per cent to settle at 5,581.The DSE 30 Index comprising blue chips gained 27 points or 1.28 per cent to finish at 2,136 and the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 4.48 points or 0.36 per cent to close at 1,250.
Turnover rose to Tk 7.95 billion on the country’s premier bourse, gaining by 13.05 per cent over the previous day’s mark of Tk 7.02 billion.
A total number of 152,386 trades were executed in the day’s trading session with a trading volume of 183.33 million shares and mutual fund units.
Market-cap of the DSE stood at Tk 4,767 billion on Wednesday, up from Tk 4,766 billion in the previous day.
Out of 354 issues traded, 180 declined, 67 advanced and 107 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
Beximco topped the turnover chart with 11.31 million shares worth Tk 923 million changing hands, followed by Robi Tk 724 million, BATBC Tk 587 million, Mir Akhter Hossain Tk 514 million, Beximco Pharma Tk 413 million and LankaBangla Finance Tk 372 million.Mir Akhter Hossain was the day’s best performer, posting a gain of 23 per cent while Energypac Power Generation was the worst loser, losing 9.89 per cent.
The Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also kept losing with the CSE All Share Price Index – CASPI –soaring by 31 points to settle at 16,166 and the Selective Categories Index – CSCX gaining 17 points to close at 9,753.
Of the issues traded, 125 declined, 50 advanced and 50 remained unchanged on the CSE.
The port city’s bourse traded 9.37 million shares and mutual fund units with turnover value of Tk 436 million.