Bangladesh stocks dip
Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Bangladesh’s stocks returned to the red on Wednesday after previous session’s marginal gain as investors remained cautious amid ongoing political turmoil in the country.
DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went down by 9.46 points or 0.19 percent to close at 4,747.63 points.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips lost slightly by 1.27 points or 0.07 percent to close at 1,756.80 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) dropped 1.84 points or 0.16 percent to close at 1,122.32 points.
Turnover improved slightly and amounted to BDT 2.35 billion, registering an increase of 9.30 percent over the previous session’s value of Tk 2.15 billion.
The losers took a lead over the gainers out of 305 issues traded, 171 declined, 99 advanced and 35 remained unchanged on the DSE floor.
C & A Textiles was the most traded stock with shares worth BDT 129.340 million changing hands followed by Altex Industries, CVO Petrochemical, Aamra Technologies and GP.
BSCCL was the day’s top gainer, posting a rise of 9.96 percent while Exim Bank First Mutual Fund was the day’s worst loser, plunging 9.58 percent.
The port city bourse, Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE), also ended marginally lower with its Selective Categories Index – CSCX – lost 13.56 points to close at 8,800.97 points.
Losers beat gainers 121 to 76, with 29 issues remaining unchanged at the port city bourse that traded 6.60 million shares and mutual fund units, turnover value of BDT 190.32 million.
BBN/BB/AS-28Jan15-4:00pm (BST)