Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks closed positive for the second running sessions on Monday as investors went for buying spree.
The market opened with an upward trend which sustained throughout the session amid modest volatility.
DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went up by 29.76 points or 0.66 percent to finish at 4,531.98 points.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, gained 13.60 points or 0.78 percent to close at 1,752.01 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES), advanced 7.85 points or 0.71 percent to end at 1,111.65 points.
DSE turnover crossed BDT 4.0-billion mark again and amounted to BDT 4.28 billion, which was 18.23 percent higher than the previous day’s BDT 3.62 billion.
The gainers took a strong lead over the losers as out of 317 issues traded, 197 advanced, 88 declined and 32 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
Olympic Accessories, which made debut last week, was the day’s top turnover leader with shares worth BDT 207.60 million changing hands followed by Lafarge Surma Cement, Beximco Pharma, Square Pharma and GP.
The port city bourse Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also ended higher with its Selective Categories Index – CSCX – gained 61 points to close at 8,477 points.
Gainers beat losers 151 to 61, with 40 issues remaining unchanged at the port city bourse that traded 9.0 million shares and mutual fund units, turnover of BDT 429 million.