Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Bangladesh’s stocks returned to the red on Tuesday, breaking five-day gaining spell as the investors’ booked marginal profit.
The market opened with a positive note, but could not sustain.
Key index of Dhaka Stock Exchange sheds 13.58 points and selective index of Chittagong Stock Exchange loses 24.63 points after the second trading session of the week.
DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE:
At the end of the session, DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, settled at 4,853.17, shedding 13.58 points or 0.27 percent.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, lost 9.69 points or 0.52 per cent to finish at 1,854.02. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) shed 6.75 points or 0.56 percent to end at 1,186.07.
Turnover crossed BDT 4.0 billion level and amounted to BDT 4.35 billion on DSE, which was 10.12 percent higher than the last session’s BDT 3.95 billion.
Losers outpaced gainers as out of 319 issues traded, 175 closed higher, 111 lower and 33 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
FAR Chemicals dominated the day’s turnover chart with shares of BDT 285 million changing hands followed by ACI, Square Pharma, Islami bank and Saif Powertec.
Eaxim Bank First Mutual Fund was the day’s best performer, posting a rise of 9.80 percent while ICB Seventh Mutual Fund was the day’s worst loser, plunging by 9.25 percent.
CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE:
The port city bourse Chittagong Stock Exchange also closed higher with its Selective Categories Index – CSCX – lost 24.63 points to end at 9,046.34.
Losers beat gainers 122 to 88, with 37 issues remained unchanged on the port city bourse that traded 7.74 million shares and mutual fund units with a value of BDT 274 million.