Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Bangladesh’s stocks closed in mixed trend on Sunday, after remaining upbeat in the past three sessions as investors followed cautious approach.
Both the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), the prime bourse of Bangladesh, and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE), the port city bourse of the country, witnessed volatility throughout the session and closed in the mixed trend.
The key index of Dhaka Stock Exchange, the prime bourse, DSE saw a fractional loss of 0.78 point while the selective category index of Chittagong Stock Exchange, the port city bourse of the country, CSE earned 11.46 points at the closing.
The benchmark index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) settled at 4,580.55 points, after losing 0.78 point or 0.02 per cent.
However, the DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 0.98 points or 0.05 per cent to end at 1,760.57 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 3.40 points or 0.30 per cent to finish at 1,122.27 points.
The market turnover value came down to BDT 4.27 billion, which was 15.44 percent lower than the previous day’s BDT 5.05 billion.
The losers took a strong lead over the gainers as out of 326 traded issues, 191 closed lower, 99 higher and 36 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
BSRM Limited dominated the turnover chart with shares worth nearly BDT 334 million changing hands followed by United Power Generation & Distribution Company, IFAD Autos, Beximco Pharma and Square Pharma.
Islami Bank was the day’s best performer, posting a rise of 9.95 per cent while Libra Infusion was the worst loser, plunging 6.84 percent.
The port city bourse Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE), however, edged slightly higher with its Selective Categories Index- CSCX- advancing 11.46 points to end at 8,601.56 points.
Losers, however, beat gainers 136 to 69, with 30 issues remaining unchanged on the port city bourse that traded 7.61 million shares and mutual fund units with a value of BDT 264 million.