Stocks maintain positive trend

Staff Correspondent

5 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Stocks maintain positive trend

Stocks extended the gaining streak for the second consecutive sessions on Thursday, as most of investors showed resilience in investing afresh funds in the midst of the intense volatility within the sectoral stocks.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, advanced 65.80 points or 1.18 per cent to settle at 5,647.

The DSE 30 Index comprising blue chips gained 37 points or 1.74 per cent to finish at 2,173 and the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) went up by 10.73 points or 0.86 per cent to close at 1,261.

Turnover fell to Tk 7.14 billion on the country’s premier bourse, gaining by 10.21 per cent over the previous day’s mark of Tk 7.95 billion.

A total number of 132,090 trades were executed in the day’s trading session with a trading volume of 170.24 million shares and mutual fund units.

Market-cap of the DSE stood at Tk 4,793 billion on Thursday, up from Tk 4,767 billion in the previous day.

Out of 355 issues traded, 106 declined, 133 advanced and 116 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

Beximco topped the turnover chart with 10 million shares worth Tk 851 million changing hands, followed by BATBC Tk 820 million, Robi Tk 589 million, LankaBangla Finance Tk 417 million, Beximco Pharma Tk 260 million and Summit Power Tk 247 million.

Prime Insurance Company was the day’s best performer, posting a gain of 8.55 per cent while Mir Akhter Hossain was the worst loser, losing 9.98 per cent.

The Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also kept gaining with the CSE All Share Price Index – CASPI –soaring by 164 points to settle at 16,331 and the Selective Categories Index – CSCX gaining 99.98 points to close at 9,853.

Of the issues traded, 68 declined, 101 advanced and 64 remained unchanged on the CSE.

The port city’s bourse traded 9.11 million shares and mutual fund units with turnover value of Tk 351 million.