Stocks go up

Staff Correspondent

19 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Stocks go up

Country’s both the bourses – Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) – on Sunday witnessed an upward trend like earlier as investors continued their buying spree on large-cap issues amid optimism.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 21.23 points or 0.40 per cent to settle at 5,331.43. The DSE 30 Index, comprising blue chips, and the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 13.43 points to finish at 2,040.26 and 2.47 points closing at 1,211.54.

Turnover, a crucial indicator of the market, stood at Taka 6,027.69 million on the country’s premier bourse which was Taka 5,564.21 million at the previous session.

Gainers took a modest lead over the losers, as out of 355 issues traded, 103 closed green, 171 in the red and 81 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

Beximco topped the turnover chart, followed by BD Finance, BATBC, Lanka Bangla Finance and Robi.

Primer Insurance was the day’s best performer, posting a gain of 10 per cent while Rahima Food was the worst loser, losing 4.52 percent.

The Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also ended higher with the CSE All Share Price Index – CASPI -advancing 34.58 points to settle at 15,413.79 and the Selective Categories Index – CSCX gaining 20.12 points to close at 9,297.94.

Of the issues traded, 78 advanced, 95 declined and 36 remained unchanged on the CSE.

The port city’s bourse traded 74.35 lakh shares and mutual fund units with a turnover value of Taka 21.70 crore.