Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stock turnover crossed BDT 10 billion-mark and amounted to BDT 10.21 billion on the country’s premier bourse, climbing further by 4.61 percent over previous day’s mark of BDT 9.76 billion.
It was the biggest single-day transaction in more than one-year since January 31, 2019, when the turnover totaled a record BDT 10.24 billion.
However, Bangladesh’s stocks slipped into the red on Tuesday, snapping a five-day winning streak, as investors opted for quick-profit on selective large-cap issues.
The market opened on upward trend and key index of the prime bourse rose more than 55 points within first hour of trading. But rest of the session went down steadily.
DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went down by 27.73 points or 0.58 per cent to close at 4,740, after adding 383 points in the past five straight sessions.
Two other indices also ended in the red. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, fell by 8.13 points to finish at 1,590 and the DSE Shariah Index shed 2.35 points to close at 1,081.
Losers took a modest lead over the gainers as out of 355 issues traded, 188 closed lower, 132 ended higher and 35 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
Summit Power topped the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 422 million changing hands, followed by LafargeHolcim, Khulna Power, Orion Pharma and National Tubes.
The Chittagong Stock Exchange also ended marginally with its All Shares Price Index (CASPI)—losing 25 points to close at 14,504 and the Selective Categories Index – CSCX –shedding 18 points to finish at 8,797.
The port city bourse traded 25.87 million shares and mutual fund units worth BDT 677 million in turnover.