Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Dhaka stocks ended the week on Wednesday with a marginal gain amid volatility, market operators said.

There will be no trading in the country’s prime bourse on Thursday due to public holiday.

The benchmark DSE General Index (DGEN) went up by 0.02 per cent or 0.97 points to close the day at 5727 points.

The broader DSE All Shares Price Index (DSI) rose 0,08 per cent, while the DSE-20 blue-chip index also gained 0.02 per cent.

The DGEN went up by 0.77 per cent within first five minutes of the day’s trading session after that it started to shed points and retraced to lose 0.28 per cent at one point.

The market experienced frequent volatility like the previous day amid its down trend, thy added.

However, at the end of the day, the total turnover value stood at BDT 2.96 billion and out of 258 issues traded, 152 advanced, 90 declined and 16 remained unchanged.

Banks and telecommunications sectors have declined by 0.26 per cent and 2.36 per cent respectively, whereas non-banking financial institutions (NBFIs) and fuel and power sectors advanced by 0.38 percent and 0.09 percent respectively.

Pharmaceutical sector closed flat Wednesday with a marginal gain of 0.00 per cent.

The day’s top 10 gainers included Rahima Foods, Standard Ceramics, Imam Button, National Polymer and Sonargoan Textiles.

The turnover leaders were Lafarge Surma, Grameenphone, Eastern Housing, Beximco Limited, National Bank and Summit Power.

The Chittagong Stock Exchange declined on Wednesday with the Selective Categories Index, CSCX of CSE, going down 56 points or 0.54 percent, to end the day at 10,328.

The port city bourse traded 57, 24000 shares and mutual fund units worth BDT 412.40 million. Losers beat advancers 89 to 75. Fifteen securities remained unchanged.

BBN/SSR/AD-06Oct11-1:55 am (BST)