After witnessing a downward trend in the four sessions, stocks on Thursday rebounded in the Dhaka and Chittagong stock exchanges as investors remained active on sector-wise issues.
At the end of the session, DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 8.43 points or 0.12 per cent to settle at 6,906. Two other indices also inched higher with the DSE 30 Index, comprising blue chips, rose 15.47 points to finish at 2,601 and the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 1.02 points to close at 1,462.
Losers, however, took a strong lead over the gainers as out of 375 issues traded, 195 closed lower, 131 higher and 49 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
Beximco was the most traded stock with shares worth Tk 993 billion changing hands, followed by NRBC Bank (Tk 632 million), BATBC (Tk 507 million), LafargeHolcim (Tk 406 million) and Orion Pharma (Tk 399 million).
Aamra Networks was the day's top gainer, rising 9.28 per cent while Quasem Industries was the worst lower, losing 6.83 per cent.
A total number of 170,368 trades were executed in the day's trading session with a trading volume of 241.17 million shares and mutual fund units.
The market-cap of DSE stood at Tk 5,515 billion on Thursday, up from Tk 5,509 billion in the previous session.
Of the issues traded, 147 advanced, 95 advanced and 32 remained unchanged on the CSE.
The port city's bourse traded 10.36 million shares and mutual fund units with a turnover value of Tk 342 million.