Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Bangladesh’s stocks ended another flat session on Thursday as investors sentiment turned more cautious amid post-budget psychological hit.
DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), ended at 4,408.80 points, shedding 2.36 points or 0.05 percent amid choppy trading throughout the session.
The DS30, comprising blue chips lost 1.33 points or 0.08 percent to close at 1,638.08 points. However, the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) managed to close positive with gaining 1.56 points or 0.15 percent to close at 1,018.23 points.
DSE turnover came down to BDT 3.68 billion, registering a decline of 15.78 percent from the previous session’s BDT 4.37 billion.
Out of 296 issues traded, 133 advanced, 132 declined and 31 closed unchanged on the DSE floor.
GP dominated the day’s topped turnover chart with shares worth BDT 338.50 million changing hands followed by Lafarge Surma Cement, BSRM Steels, Apollo Ispat and Square Pharma.
Grameen Mutual Fund One was the day’s highest gainer, posting a rise of 9.76 percent while Wata Chemicals was the day’s worst loser, slumping by 16.37 percent following its price adjustment after record date.
The port city bourse, Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE), also closed flat with its Selective Categories Index – CSCX – lost 0.90 points to close at 8,410.43 points.
Losers beat gainers 108 to 83, with 28 issues remaining unchanged at the port city bourse that traded 7.73 million shares and mutual fund units, turnover value of BDT 293.15 million.