Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Bangladesh’s stocks extended their gaining streak for the eight straight sessions amid choppy trading as investors continued on buying spree defying political unrest across the country.
DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went up by 31.18 points or 0.64 percent to close at 4,841.72 points.
The two other indices also ended in green.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips gained 7.44 points or 0.41 percent to close at 1,812.35 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 4.55 points or 0.39 percent to close at 1,149.97 points.
Turnover on DSE crossed BDT 3.0-billion mark for the second running sessions and amounted to BDT 3.25 billion, registering a decline of 6.09 per cent over the over the previous session’s value of BDT 3.46 billion.
The gainers took a modest lead over the losers out of 308 issues traded, 219 advanced, 57 declined and 32 remained unchanged on the DSE floor.
Aamra Technologies was the most traded stock with shares worth BDT 140.48 million changing hands followed by Beximco, IFAD Autos, GP and MJL BD.
The port city bourse, Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE), also closed higher with its Selective Categories Index – CSCX – gained 59.73 points to close at 8,983.87 points.
Gainers beat losers 177 to 42, with 25 issues remaining unchanged at the port city bourse that traded 9.80 million shares and mutual fund units, turnover value of BDT 286.25 million.
Thursday, October 17, 2019