Friday, 30 September, 2022
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Stocks maintain gaining streak

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

DSEX, the benchmark index of the DSE, went up by 76.46 points or 1.18 per cent to settle at 6,547. Two other indices also ended higher. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, rose 47.11 points to finish at 2,353 and the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 23.40 points to close at 1,442, reports BSS.

Turnover, a crucial indicator of the market, also jumped to Tk 22.01 billion on the premier bourse, which was 67 per cent higher than the previous day's tally of Taka 13.15 billion.

Losers, however, took a modest lead over the gainers, as out of 378 issues traded, 155 closed lower, 131 higher and 92 others remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

Orion pharma became the most-traded stock with shares worth Taka 2.30 billion changing hands.

The Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also ended higher with the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) soaring 207 points to settle at 19,196 and its Selective Categories Index (CSCX) rising 125 points to close at 11,506.

Of the issues traded, 113 advanced, 112 declined and 63 issues remained unchanged.

The port-city bourse traded 9.16 million shares and mutual fund units with a turnover value of Taka 431 million.