Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed a marginal fall Sunday amid high volatility as investors followed remained cautious.
DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went down by 20.09 points or 0.41 percent to end at 4,844.35,a after witnessing volatility throughout the session.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, fell 5.25 points or 0.28 percent to finish at 1,881.58. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) shed 3.43 points or 0.28 percent to end at 1,193.64.
Turnover fell to BDT 6.73 billion on the main bourse, which was 2.18 percent lower than the previous session’s BDT 6.88 billion.
The losers took a marginal lead over the gainers as out of 320 issues traded, 169 closed loser, 134 higher and 39 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
United Power Generation and Distribution Company was remained the day’s top turnover leader with shares of BDT 569 million changing hands followed by Lafarge Surma Cement, ACI, BSCCL and SPCL Windsor.
CVO Petrochemicals was the day’s best performer, posting a rise of 8.73 percent while Renwick Jajneswar One was the day’s worst loser, plunging by 4.69 percent.
The port city bourse Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also closed slightly lower with its Selective Categories Index – CSCX – lost 25 points to end at 9,055.
Losers beat gainers 128 to 101, with 25 issues remained unchanged on the port city bourse that traded 13.41 million shares and mutual fund units with a value of BDT 566 million.