Tuesday, 5 July, 2022

Stocks maintain gaining streak

Country's both the bourses, Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) on Thursday witnessed an upward trend like earlier as investors continued their buying spree on large-cap issues amid optimism.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 9.85 points or 0.16 per cent to settle at 6,327.65. The DSE 30 Index, comprising blue chips, and the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 4.65 points to finish at 2,298.60 and 1.45 points closing at 1,382.93.

Turnover, a crucial indicator of the market, dropped to Taka 6,837.44 million on the country's premier bourse which was Taka 6,943.73 million, reports BSS.

Gainers took a modest lead over the losers, as out of 381 issues traded, 145 closed green, 162 in the red and 74 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

Beximco topped the turnover chart, followed by SP Ceramic, Fortune, Titas Gas and IPDC.

MEGHNAINS was the day's best performer, posting a gain of 9.96 per cent while Apex Tannery was the worst loser, losing 2 percent.

The Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also ended higher with the CSE All Share Price Index - CASPI -advancing 16.60 points to settle at 18,618.85 and the Selective Categories Index - CSCX gaining 9.52 points to close at 11,161.67.

Of the issues traded, 114 advanced, 131 declined and 42 remained unchanged on the CSE.

The port city's bourse traded 79.89 lakh shares and mutual fund units with a turnover value of Taka 23.25 crore.