Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Bangladesh Stocks edged higher for the second running sessions on Tuesday with turnover improved further as investors remained on buying spree.
Both the Dhaka Stock Exchange, the prime bourse of Bangladesh, and Chittagong Stock Exchange, the port city bourse of the country, experienced upward trend.
The key index of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) gained 15.46 points and the port city bourse Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) earned 28.16 points.
DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE:
The prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange, settle went up by 15.46 points or 0.34 per cent to close at 4,551.51 points.
The DS30, including blue chips moved up by 6.05 points or 0.35 per cent to finish at 1,728.54.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 3.57 points or 0.33 per cent to end at 1,095.83.
DSE turnover stood at BDT 3.20 billion, which was 10.34 percent higher than the previous day’s BDT 2.90 billion.
The gainers took a modest lead over the losers as out of 322 traded issues, 165 closed higher, 118 lower and 39 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
Square Pharma dominated the day’s turnover chart with shares of BDT 211 million changing hands followed by IFAD Autos, Quasem Drycells, Beximco Pharma and GP.
Grameen Mutual Fund One was the day’s best performer, posting a rise of 9.28 per cent while Zeal Sugar Mills was the day’s worst loser, slumping by 9.52 per cent.
CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE:
The port city bourse Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) closed marginally higher with its Selective Categories Index-CSCX- gaining 28.16 points to end at 8,468.17.
Gainers beat losers 118 to 82, with 42 issues remaining unchanged on the port city bourse that traded 6.92 million shares and mutual fund units with a value of BDT 229 million.