Country’s both the bourses, Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) on Thursday also witnessed upward trend like earlier as stock trading resumed on a limited scale in line with the banking hours amid the countrywide strict lockdown.
DSEX, the key index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went up by 51.69 points or 0.98 per cent to settle at 5,310.19.Two other indices also ended higher. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 29.19 points or 1.46 per cent to finish at 2,026.82 and the DSE Shariah Index gained 10.51 points or 0.88 per cent to close at 1,209.08.
Turnover, a crucial indicator of the market, also stood at Taka 5,564.21 million, which was Taka 5,119.36 million at the previous session of the week.
Gainers took a modest lead over the losers as out of 355 issues traded, 216 ended higher, 90 lower and 49 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
Beximco - the flagship company of Beximco Group- was the most-traded stock with shares worth about Tk 707 million changing hands, followed by BD Finance, Robi, Lanka Bangla Finance and Asia Pacific Insurance.
SEML IBBL Shariah Fund was the day’s best performer, posting a gain of 10 per cent, closely followed by CAPM BDBL Mutual Fund 01, SEML Lecture Equity Management Fund, LankaBangla Finance, CAPM IBBL Islamic Mutual Fund and IFIC Bank 1st Mutual Fund.
Delta Brac Housing Finance Corp was the worst loser, losing 12.96 per cent, closely followed by Central Insurance Company, The City Bank, Sonar Bangla Insurance, Islami Insurance Bangladesh and RAK Ceramics (Bangladesh).The Chittagong Stock Exchange also ended higher with its All Shares Price Index (CASPI)—gaining more than 184.76 points to close at 15,379.21 while the Selective Categories Index – CSCX advancing 110.29 points to close at 9,277.82.
Of the issues traded, 144 advanced, 64 declined and 21 remained unchanged on the CSE.
The port city bourse traded 6.95 million shares and mutual fund units with turnover value of nearly Taka 192.76 million.