Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks extended their gaining streak for the seven straight sessions on Tuesday, the opening day after six-day Eid holidays as investors remained continued on buying spree.
DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), crossed the 4,700-mark and ended at 4,731.32, gaining 75.17 points or 1.6 percent.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, rose 37.46 points or 2.05 percent to close at 1,858.34. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 16.92 points or 1.47 percent to settle at 1,164.14.
Turnover stood at BDT 4.93 billion on the main bourse, which was 5.19 percent lower than the previous day’s BDT 5.20 billion.
The gainers took a strong lead over the losers as out of 317 issues traded, 228 advanced, 61 declined and 28 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
Lafarge Surma Cement was the day’s top turnover leader with shares worth BDT 422 million changing hands followed by GP, ACI, KPCL and RAK Ceramics.
The port city bourse Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also closed higher with its Selective Categories Index – CSCX – gained 154 points to close at 8,868.
Gainers beat losers 152 to 59, with 25 issues remaining unchanged at the port city bourse that traded 11 million shares and mutual fund units, turnover of BDT 450 million.