Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Bangladesh’s stocks closed higher for the two consecutive sessions on Sunday as investors remained on buying mood on large-cap stocks despite countrywide shutdown enforced by Jamaat-e-Islami.
Both the Dhaka Stock Exchange, the prime bourse of Bangladesh and Chittagong Stock Exchange, the port city bourse of the country opened with a positive mood and the upward trend sustain till end of the session.
The key index of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) advanced 33.27 points while the port city bourse, selective category index of Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) earned 60.26 points at the closing.
At the end of the session, DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSEX), settled at 4,340.06, gaining 33.27 points or 0.77 per cent.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, soared 17.31 points or 1.04 per cent to finish at 1,682.60.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 12.29 points or 1.16 per cent to close at 1,069.42 points.
However, the total market turnover came down to BDT 3.97 billion, which was 17 per cent lower than the previous session’s one month highest turnover value of BDT 4.78 billion.
The gainers took a modest lead over the losers as out of 312 issues traded, 146 closed higher, 116 lower and 50 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
MJL Bangladesh dominated the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 377 million changing hands, followed by BSRM, United Power, Linde BD and Islami Bank.
Prime Islami Life Insurance was the day’s best performer, posting a rise of 9.75 per cent, while ICB 7th Mutual Fund was the worst loser, plunging 8.54 per cent.
The port city bourse Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also ended higher with its Selective Categories Index, CSCX, advancing 60.26 points to 8,117.97 points.
Gainers beat gainers as 122 issues closed higher, 90 closed lower and 30 remained unchanged on the CSE.
The port city bourse traded 8.54 million shares and mutual fund units worth BDT 234 million in turnover.