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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks stayed negative at midday on Wednesday as risk-averse investors continued their selling spree on sector specific stocks.
Following the previous day’s mild correction, the key index of the country’s prime bourse fell 6.22 points within first 15 minutes of trading at 10:45am.
After 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX stands at 5674 points, losing 8.71 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse fell 28.55 points at 11:00am.
At 12:00 noon, the DSEX went down by 30 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse lost 55 points when the report was filing.
After one and a half hours of trading, DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) stands at 5,653.73 points, losing 29.73 points or 0.52 per cent when the report was filing at 12:00 noon.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also lost 16.66 points or 0.79 per cent gain to reach at 2,091.03 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) shed 2.53 points or 0.19 per cent to reach at 1,297.86 points.
Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at BDT 3.04 billion when the report was filed at 12:00 noon.
Evince Textiles dominated the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 190 million changing hands till then, closely followed by IFIC Bank BDT 180 million, LankaBangla Finance BDT 158 million, Tung Hai Textile BDT 119 million and Regent Textile Mills BDT 104 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 127 advanced, 130 declined and 37 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw negative trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX –losing 55.12 points to stand at 10,620 points, also at 12:00 noon.
Of the issues traded till then, 62 gained, 81 declined and 26 issues remained unchanged with BDT 150 million in turnover.