Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Bangladesh’s stocks ended finished higher for the 13 straight weeks that ended on Thursday, riding on banks, telecom and non-bank financial institutions stocks.
Market insiders said the recent growth of turnover and index is reflected that the investors’ confidence in the market is coming back, however, they should carefully invest in a rising market.
The market witnessed substantial gain in first three sessions of the week riding on financial stocks, but last two sessions faced some correction on profit booking sale pressure.
DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went up by 84.58 points or 1.53 per cent to finish the week at 5,618.65 points.
The two other indices also closed higher.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 54.77 points or 2.76 per cent to settle at 2,038.48 points.
The DSE Shariah Index rose 16.94 points or 1.33 per cent to close at 1,292.49 points.
City Bank Capital Resources, said, “The bullish trend of the market was triggered by healthy gain in bank and non-bank financial institutions for expecting better corporate disclosure ahead”.
Trading activities remained encouraging as total turnover for the week stood at BDT 86.57 billion against BDT 89.78 billion in the week before.
The daily turnover averaged at BDT 17.31 billion, which was 3.58 percent lower over the previous week’s average of BDT 17.95 billion.
IDLC Investments, a merchant bank, said, As earnings disclosure started to came into the market, investors showed tendency to rebalance their portfolio in response to positive earnings disclosure and expectations, especially in the last two trading sessions”.
The port city bourse, Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE), also maintained the upward trend with its Selective Categories Index, CSCX, jumping 262.41 points or 2.55 per cent to close at 10,549.
The losers took a modest lead over the gainers as out of 330 issues traded, 168 closed lower, 150 closed higher and 12 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
Islami Bank dominated the week’s turnover chart with 61.13 million shares of BDT 2.76 billion changing hands, followed by Beximco, Baraka Power, LankaBangla Finance and City Bank.
Islami Bank was the week’s best performer, posting a 30 percent gain, while BD Autocars was the worst loser, slumping by nearly 16 per cent.