Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Bangladesh’s stocks returned to the red on Thursday after remaining upbeat in the past two sessions amid countrywide shutdown enforced by Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami.
Both the Dhaka Stock Exchange, the prime bourse of Bangladesh and Chittagong Stock Exchange, the port city bourse of the country opened with a positive mood but ended return to red at the closing.
The key index of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) lost 3.72 points while the port city bourse Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) shedded 3.06 points.
DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE:
The prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) closed at 4,676.08 points, losing 3.72 points or 0.07 per cent, after witnessing volatility throughout the session.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, lost 3.70 points or 0.20 per cent to finish at 1,771.28.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) shed 1.76 points or 0.15 per cent to end at 1,126.89.
Turnover on the DSE stood at BDT 6.43 billion, which was 1.98 per cent lower than the previous session’s five months highest turnover of BDT 6.56 billion.
The gainers took a modest lead over the losers as out of 322 issues traded, 147 closed higher, 134 lower and 41 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
United Power Generation and Distribution Company dominated the turnover chart for the second running session with shares worth BDT 418 million changing hands followed by Beximco, Beximco Pharma, Aftab Automobiles and Khulna Power Company.
Exim Bank First Mutual Fund was the day’s best performer, posting a rise of 9.43 per cent while Pragati Insurance was the worst loser, plunging 4.42 per cent.
CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE:
The port city bourse Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also closed in the red with its Selective Categories Index – CSCX – shedding 3.06 points to close at 8,685.31.
Gainers beat losers 100 to 99, with 40 issues remaining unchanged on the port city bourse that traded 12.24 million shares and mutual fund units with a value of BDT 396 million.