A view of Dhaka Stock Exchange. Photo: BBN

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh Export Import Company (Beximco) dominated the week’s turnover chart on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) last week that ended on Thursday.

Market operators said the investors continued their buying spree on Beximco shares amid positive expectation in days ahead.
According to statistics available with the DSE, about 75.37 million shares of Beximco were traded, generating a turnover of BDT 2.30 billion. It was 7.41 percent of the premier bourse’s total transaction.

The total turnover for week stood at BDT 31.07 billion last week on the DSE.

The Beximco’s share closed at BDT 30.60 each, registering an increase of 6.62 percent over the week before.

The company’s earnings per share stood at BDT 0.35 for October-December, 2017 as against BDT 0.21 for October-December, 2016.

In six months, earnings per share were BDT 0.68 for July-December, 2017 as against BDT 0.53 for July-December, 2016.

Beximco, which was listed on the Dhaka bourse in 1989, disbursed 5.0 percent cash and 5.0 percent stock dividned for the year ended on June 30, 2017.

The company’s paid-up capital is BDT 8.34 billion and authorised capital is BDT 10 billion, while the total number of securities is 834.58 million.

The sponsor-directors own 20.15 percent stake in the company while the institutional investors own 11.40 percent, foreign investors 8.96 percent and the general public 59.49 percent as on February 28, 2017, the DSE data shows.

Apart from Beximco, the most other active shares in terms of value included BRAC Bank with shares of BDT 1.14 billion changing hands, followed by Monno Ceramic Industries BDT 818 million, Keya Cosmetics BDT 814 million, Alif Manufacturing Company BDT 675 million, IFAD Autos BDT 667 million and Mercantile Bank BDT 517 million.

Unique Hotel & Resorts was also included in the top ten turnover chart with shares worth BDT 495 million changing hands, followed by Nothern Jute Manifacturing BDT 467 million and Alif Industries BDT 445 million.

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