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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed yet another bullish session on Thursday, extending the gaining streak for the third straight day, as investors continued their buying appetite on sector-wise stocks.
Brokers said investors’ enthusiasm sustained as optimistic investors remained active on the market amid positive expectation.
The prime index showed rising trend from the beginning of the session and sustained the bullish trend throughout the day and same the case of the port city bourse.
At the closing, DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went up by 51.59 points while the CSE All Share Price Index – CASPI – advanced 175 points.
At the end of the session, DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went up by 51.59 points or 0.96 percent to settle at 5,399.
The two other indices also ended higher. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced nearly 5.0 points to finish at 1,899 and the DSE Shariah Index rose 5.02 points to close at 1,262.
Bullish sentiment was also reflected on the trading activities as total turnover on the DSE rose to BDT 7.64 billion, which was 3.24 percent higher than the previous day’s BDT 7.40 billion.
Of the 336 issues traded on the DSE trading floor, 215 closed higher, 98 lower and 23 issues remained unchanged.
A total number of 164,097 trades were executed in the day’s trading session on the DSE with trading volume of 222.98 million securities.
The market capitalisation of the DSE rose to BDT 3,864 billion on the day which was BDT 3,861 billion in the previous session.
United Power topped the DSE turnover chart with 1.03 million shares worth BDT 341 million changing hands.
The other turnover leaders were BBS Cables, Saiham Textile, Dragon Sweater and Fortune Shoes.
National Housing Finance was the day’s best performer, posting a gain of 9.98 percent while ICB Islami Bank was the worst loser, losing 5.76 percent.
The port city bourse CSE ended higher with its CSE All Share Price Index – CASPI – advancing 175 points to settle at 16,611 and the Selective Categories Index – CSCX –gaining 103 points to finish at 10,054.
The gainers beat losers as 157 issues closed higher, 73 ended lower, with 24 issues remaining unchanged on the CSE.
The port city bourse traded 13.54 million shares and mutual fund units worth more than BDT 345 million in turnover.