Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– GrameenPhone (GP) dominated the turnover chart on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) that ended on Thursday.
According to statistics from the DSE, some 3.10 million GP shares were traded, generating a turnover of nearly BDT 866 million, which was 4.41 per cent of the premier bourse’s total turnover.
The daily average turnover for the company was BDT 173 million.
The lone listed telecom company’s share price closed at BDT 281.10 on Thursday, the last session of the week, registering an increase of 4.93 percent over the previous week.
The largest market cap listed company, which was listed on the Dhaka bourse in 2009, declared 85 percent interim cash dividend for the year ending 2016. The record date for entitlement the interim cash dividend is on August 8, 2016.
As per the un-audited Q2 financial report, the GP’s earning per share (EPS) was BDT 3.77 for April-June, 2016 as against BDT 3.80 for the same period in the previous year.
In six months for January-July, 2016 period, EPS was BDT 7.92 as against BDT 7.76 for January-June, 2015 period.
The net operating cash flow per share (NOCFPS) was BDT 13.56 for January-June, 2016 as against BDT 14.03 for January-June in 2015. The net asset value (NAV) per share was BDT 24.74 as of June 30, 2016 and BDT 24.49 as of June 30, 2015.
The company’s paid-up capital is BDT 13,503 million and authorised capital is BDT 40,000 million, while the total number of securities is 1,350,300,022. The total market cap of the company stood at Tk 384,430.42 million as of Thursday.
The sponsor-directors own 90 per cent stake in the GP, while the institutional investors own 5.53 per cent, foreign investors 1.81 per cent and the general public own only 2.66 per cent as on June 30, 2016, the DSE data showed.
GP was, closely followed by Bangladesh Steel Re-rolling Mills with shares of BDT 789 million changing hands, followed by ACME Laboratories BDT 727 million, Delta Brac Housing Finance BDT 630 million, Square Pharmaceuticals BDT 598 million and Beximco Pharmaceuticals BDT 548 million.
Islami Bank was also included in the top ten turnover chart with shares worth BDT 486 million changing hands, followed by Brac Bank BDT 449 million, United Power Generation and Distribution Company BDT 438 million and Shahjibazar Power Company BDT 431 million.

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