Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks extended their gaining streak for the third straight sessions on Tuesday as investors went for buying spree.
Both the Dhaka Stock Exchange and Chittagong Stock Exchange opened higher and the trend continued throughout the session.
DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went up by 51.12 points or 1.12 percent to finish at 4,583.10 points.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, rose 17.35 points or 0.99 percent to close at 1,769.36 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES), gained 10.37 points or 0.93 per cent to end at 1,122.03 points.
DSE turnover crossed BDT 5.0-billion mark again and amounted to BDT 5.90 billion, which was 38 percent higher than the previous day’s BDT 4.28 billion.
The gainers took a strong lead over the losers as out of 319 issues traded, 217 advanced, 69 declined and 33 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
BATBC was the day’s top turnover leader with shares worth BDT 327.46 million changing hands followed by Lafarge Surma Cement, GP, United Airways and Square Pharma.
Tosrifa Industries was the day’s best performer, posting a rise of 9.88 per cent while First Bangladesh Fixed Income Fund was the day’s worst loser, plunging by 9.45 per cent.
The port city bourse Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also ended higher with its Selective Categories Index – CSCX – gained 109.37 points to close at 8,586.21 points.
Gainers beat losers 164 to 51, with 31 issues remaining unchanged at the port city bourse that traded 14.31 million shares and mutual fund units, turnover of BDT 397 million.