Stocks witness flat

Staff Correspondent

22 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Stocks witness flat

Share prices at the country’s premier bourse closed flat on Wednesday with turnover decreasing to Tk 5.23 billion.

DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went up by 1.44 points or 0.03 per cent to settle at 5,423.22.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) dropped by 0.04 points or 0.00 per cent to close at 1,233.49, while the DSE30 Index, comprising blue chips, gained 0.68 points or 0.03 per cent to finish at 2,083.49.

Turnover, a crucial indicator of the market, declined to Tk 7.77 billion, which was 40.25 per cent lower than the previous day’s turnover of Tk 12.99 billion.

Out of 354 issues traded, 157 declined, 130 advanced and 67 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor. A total number of 131,887 trades were executed in the day’s trading session with a trading volume of 198.89 million shares and mutual fund units.

Beximco - the flagship company of Beximco Group- was the most-traded stock with shares worth about Tk 1.29 billion changing hands, followed by Beximco Pharma, Bangladesh Finance and Investment Co, Robi, LankaBangla Finance, and LafargeHolcim Bangladesh.

Active Fine Chemicals was the day’s top gainer, posting a gain of 9.93 per cent, closely followed by Dhaka Insurance, Agrani Insurance Co, Indo-Bangla Pharmaceuticals, Pragati Insurance and Crystal Insurance Company.

Jamuna Bank was the worst loser, losing 9.63 per cent, closely followed by Jute Spinners, CAPM IBBL Islamic Mutual Fund, CAPM BDBL Mutual Fund 01, Heidelberg Cement Bangladesh and Premier Leasing & Finance.

The Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also edged higher with the CSE All Share Price Index – CASPI –gaining 25.79 points to settle at 15,711 and the Selective Categories Index – CSCX advancing 14.79 points to close at 9,478.

Of the issues traded, 96 declined, 102 advanced and 44 remained unchanged on the CSE. The port city’s bourse traded 9.89 million shares and mutual fund units with a turnover value of Tk 338.21 million.