Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Bangladesh’s stocks saw marginal correction on Sunday, breaking nine sessions’ winning streak as investor booked quick profit.
DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), dipped the 4,800-mark and ended at 4,786.49, shedding 21.90 points or 0.46 per cent.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, lost 11.93 points or 0.63 per cent to settle at 1,876.90. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) dropped 8.42 points or 0.70 per cent to close at 1,186.80.
Turnover came down to BDT 7.54 billion, which was 7.25 percent lower than the previous day’s five months’ high value of BDT 8.13 billion.
The losers took a marginal lead over the gainers as out of 318 issues traded, 159 closed higher, 118 lower and 41 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
Lafarge Surma Cement was the day’s top turnover leader with shares of Tk 611 million changing hands followed by KPCL, ACI, SPCL and GP.
Bangladesh Lamps was the day’s best performer, posting a rise of 10 per cent while Fareast Life Insurance was the day’s worst loser, plunging by 18 percent.
The port city bourse Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also closed in the red with its Selective Categories Index – CSCX – lost 38.73 points to close at 8,926.51.
Losers beat gainers 120 to 92, with 32 issues remained on the port city bourse that traded 13.48 million shares and mutual fund units with a value of BDT 537 million.