Stocks continued to gain for the fifth consecutive session on Monday, as investors sustained their buying spree on large-cap issues amid ongoing lockdown and reducing trading hours.
DSEX, the key index of the DSE, went up by 18.49 points or 0.35 percent to settle at 5,349.92.Two other indices also ended higher. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 6.44 points or 0.32 per cent to finish at 2,046.69 and the DSE Shariah Index rose 4.65 points or 0.38 per cent to close at 1,216.20.
Turnover, a crucial indicator of the market, stood at Taka 6,972.97 million on the country’s premier bourse which was Taka 6,072.69 million.
Out of 346 issues traded, 126 closed higher and 152 closed lower while 68 issues remained unchanged on the DSE floor.
Beximco - the flagship company of Beximco Group- was the most- traded stock with shares worth about Tk 1.08 billion changing hands, followed by BD Finance, Lanka Bangla Finance, BATBC and LHBL.
Heidelberg Cement Bangladesh was the day’s top gainer, posting a gain of 9.98 per cent while C & A Textiles was the worst loser, losing 4.55 per cent.
The Chittagong Stock Exchange ended higher with its All Shares Price Index (CASPI)—jumping 57.28 points to close at 15,471.07 and the Selective Categories Index – CSCX –soaring 35.41 points to finish at 9,333.35.Of the issues traded, 108 gained, 108 declined and 24 remained unchanged on the CSE.
The port city bourse traded 10.40 million shares and mutual fund units with turnover value of Taka 345.25 million.