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Stocks go down

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 20 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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Stocks go down

Stocks on Sunday witnessed downward trend due mainly to price fall in large-cap securities.

DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went down by 36.51 points or 0.51 per cent to settle at 7,191.81.

Two other indices also closed lower. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, lost 18.74 points or 0.70 per cent to finish at 2,655.81 and the DSE Shariah Index fell 10.30 points or 0.65 per cent to close at 1,566.80.

The daily trade turnover stood at Tk 20.33 billion on the DSE, which was 6.33 per cent lower than the previous day’s highest turnover of Tk 21.71 billion.

Losers took a strong lead over the gainers as out of 376 issues traded, 244 closed lower, 106 higher and 26 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

A total of 309,783 trades were executed in the day’s trading session with a trading volume of 492.74 million shares and mutual fund units.

Beximco dominated the turnover chart with shares worth about Tk 1.33 billion changing hands, closely followed by Lanka Bangla Finance (Tk 648 million), Beximco Pharma (Tk 490 million), Saif Power (Tk 464 million) and ALIF (Tk 461 million).

BD Auto Cars was the day’s top gainer, rising 9.95 per cent, closely followed by Aziz Pipes Ltd, aamra technologies limited, Unique Hotel & Resorts Limited, Rupali Insurance Company Ltd, The Dacca Dyeing & Manufacturing Co.Ltd, MIDAS Financing Ltd, aamra networks limited and KDS Accessories Limited.

POPULAR1MF was the worst loser, shedding 10 per cent, closely followed by AB Bank 1st Mutual fund, PHP First Mutual Fund, Trust Bank 1st Mutual Fund, First Janata Bank Mutual Fund, EBL First Mutual Fund, EXIM Bank 1st Mutual Fund, Paper Processing & Packaging Limited and Bangladesh Monospool Paper Manufacturing Co. Limited.

The Chittagong Stock Exchange also ended lower with its All Shares Price Index (CASPI)—slumping 158.53 points to close at 20,982.82 while the Selective Categories Index – CSCX shedding 89.46 points to close at 12,593.13.

Of the issues traded, 213 declined, 88 advanced and 15 remained unchanged on the CSE.

The port city bourse traded 23.35 million shares and mutual fund units with turnover value of more than Taka 665.89 million.