Stocks see down

Staff Correspondent

4 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Country’s both the bourses – Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) – on Monday closed downbeat due mainly to price fall in large-cap securities.

DSEX, the benchmark index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went down by 5.66 points or 0.10 per cent to settle at 5,511.

Two other indices also ended marginally higher. The Shariah Index (DSES) declined by 6.96 points or 0.55 per cent to finish at 1,248 and the DS30 index, comprising blue chips, eased 7.27 points or 0.34 per cent to close at 2,116.

Turnover on the DSE rose to Tk 11.59 billion, which was 17.56 per cent higher than the previous day’s turnover of Tk 14.07 billion.

Out of 354 issues traded, 105 advanced, 179 declined and 70 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

A total number of 171,580 trades were executed in the day’s trading session with a trading volume of 306.59 million shares and mutual fund units.

Beximco -- the flagship company of Beximco Group -- continued to dominate the turnover chart with shares worth about Tk 1.64 billion changing hands, followed by LafargeHolcim Bangladesh (Tk 651 million), Robi (Tk 539 million), LankaBangla Finance (Tk 481 million) and Beximco Pharma (Tk 413 million).

Takaful Islami Insurance was the day’s top gainer, posting a 9.75 per cent gain, closely followed by Sonar Bangla Insurance, Standard Insurance, Malek Spinning, Prime Insurance, HEIDELBCEM, Agrani Insurance, Premier Leasing, Nitol Insurance and Eastern Lubricant.

Uttara Bank was the worst loser, losing 11.02 per cent, closely followed by Delta Spinning, ANLIMAYARN, MHSML, Zahin Tex, Fortune, LHBL, SP Ceramics, Al Haj Textile and ADNTEL.

The Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also ended marginally higher with the CSE All Share Price Index – CASPI –gaining 19 points to settle at 15,953 and the Selective Categories Index – CSCX advancing 12 points to close at 9,622.

Of the issues traded, 89 advanced, 125 declined and 48 remained unchanged on the CSE.

The port city’s bourse traded 18.26 million shares and mutual fund units with turnover value of Tk 624 million.