Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks returned to green on Wednesday after previous session’s mild correction, with turnover crossing BDT 6.0 billion-mark again on the prime bourse, as investors went on buying spree.
The market opened with a positive note which sustained till end of the session.
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE went up by marginally by 16.04 points or 0.37 percent to close at 4,342.66 points.
The two other indices also ended in positive zone.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips gained 13.17 points or 0.81 percent to close at 1,635.67 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 9.49 points or 0.91 percent to close at 1,048.73 points.
The total turnover on the DSE also crossed BDT 6.0 billion-mark and amounted to BDT 6.37 billion, which was 15 percent than the previous session’s BDT 5.54 billion.
It was also six months highest turnover since BDT 6.91 billion recorded on November 17, last year.
The gainers took a modest lead over the losers as out of 307 issues traded, 171 advanced, 115 declined and 21 remained unchanged on the DSE floor.
United Power Generation and Distribution Company remained the top turnover chart with shares worth BDT 392.39 million changing hands followed by Western Marine Shipyard, NBL, MJL BD and KPCL.
The port city bourse Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also closed marginally higher after previous marginal correction with its Selective Categories Index – CSCX – gained 42.24 points to close at 8,179.46 points.
Gainers beat losers 139 to 96, with 14 issues remaining unchanged at the port city bourse that traded 21.46 million shares and mutual fund units, turnover value of BDT 588.44 million.