Stocks on Tuesday witnessed a downward trend due mainly to price fall in large-cap securities.
DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went down by 77.55 points or 1.07 per cent to settle at 7140.50.
The daily trade turnover on the DSE increased to Taka 20,974 million which was Taka 20,405 million at the previous session of the week.
Losers took a strong lead over the gainers as out of 376 issues traded, 300 closed lower, 52 higher and 24 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
Lanka Bangla Finance continued to dominate the turnover chart, followed by Beximco, BXPHARMA, PTL and Walton Hil.
Meghna Life was the day's best performer, posting a gain of 6.30 per cent while Tamij Tex was the worst loser, losing 9.70 per cent following its price adjustment after record date.
The Chittagong Stock Exchange also ended lower with its All Shares Price Index (CASPI)-slumping 171.69 points to close at 20,857.66 while the Selective Categories Index - CSCX shedding 101.50 points to close at 12,510.88.
The port city bourse traded 2.19 crore shares and mutual fund units with turnover value of more than Taka 68.02 crore.