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Dhaka stocks end flat

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 14 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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Share prices at the country’s premier bourse closed flat on Monday after making a sluggish starting on Sunday.

DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went up by 15.96 points or 0.22 per cent to reach 7,218.

Two other indices saw a mixed trend with the DS30 index, comprising blue chips, dropped 2.95 points or 0.11 per cent to reach 2,635 and the Shariah Index (DSES) gained 2.86 points or 0.18 per cent to stand at 1,578 points.

Gainer took a strong lead over the losers, as out of 375 issues traded, 189 advanced, 143 declined and 43 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

A total of 294,146 trades were executed in the day’s trading session with a trading volume of 455.35 million shares and mutual fund units.

The daily trade turnover stood at Tk 20.41 billion on the DSE, which was 24.66 per cent lower than the previous day’s highest turnover of Tk 27.08 billion.

Beximco dominated the turnover chart with shares worth about Tk 1.49 billion changing hands, closely followed by Beximco Pharmaceuticals (Tk 642 million), National Housing Fin. and Inv. Ltd (Tk 595 million), NRB Commercial Bank (Tk 483 million) and British American Tobacco Bangladesh Company (Tk 385 million).

Metro Spinning was the day’s top gainer, rising 9.93 per cent, closely followed by South Bangla Agriculture & Commerce Bank, Alif Industries, Deshbandhu Polymer, Fu-Wang Ceramic Industries, Envoy Textiles and Maksons Spinning Mills Limited.

Investment Corporation Of Bangladesh was the worst loser, shedding 8.66 per cent.

The Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also rebounded with the CSE All Share Price Index – CASPI –gaining 44.72 points to settle at 21,029.36 and the Selective Categories Index – CSCX rising 23.73 points to close at 12,612.38.

Of the issues traded, 132 declined, 164 advanced and 27 issues remained unchanged on the CSE.

The port city’s bourse traded 23.03 million shares and mutual fund units with turnover value of Taka 674 million.