Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– LankaBangla Finance dominated the premier bourse’s transaction chart last week that ended on Thursday, the last week of the fiscal year 2016-17, as investors were active on its shares.
LankaBangla Finance, Regent Textile, Doreen Power, CVO Petrochemical Refinery, Beximco, Square Pharma, City Bank, Beximco Pharma, AFC Agro Biotech and GrameenPhone the most-active shares in terms of value on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE).
According to the statistics available with the DSE, about 11.79 million shares of LankaBangla were traded, generating a turnover of nearly Tk 666 million which was 4.66 percent of the week’s total turnover value.
The daily average turnover for the company was BDT 333 million as the last week saw only two trading sessions.
The non-bank financial institution’s share price closed at BDT 55.70 on Thursday, the last trading session of the week, advancing 0.20 percent over the previous week.
LankaBangla Finance, which was listed on the Dhaka bourse in 2006, disbursed 15 percent cash and 15 percent stock dividend for the year ended on December 31, 2016.
LankaBangla also witnessed earnings growth of 50.3 percent year-on-year basis while the consolidated earnings per share (EPS) stood at BDT 2.87 for the year ended on December 31, 2016 against BDT 1.53 in the previous year.
The company also disbursed 15 percent cash and 15 percent stocks dividend for the year ended on December 31, 2015.
The company’s paid-up capital is BDT 2.76 billion and authorised capital is BDT 3.0 billion, while the total number of securities is 276.74 million.
The sponsor-directors own 34.63 percent stake in LankaBangla, while institutional investors own 25.13 percent, foreign investors 5.05 percent and the general public 35.19 percent as on May 31, 2017, the DSE data shows.
LankaBangla was, followed Regent textile with shares of BDT 564 million changing hands, followed by Doreen Power BDT 461 million, CVO Petrochemicals BDT 329 million, Beximco BDT 323 million, Square Pharma BDT 303 million and City Bank BDT 290 million.
Beximco Pharma was also included in the week’s top ten turnover chart with shares of BDT 278 million changing hands, followed by AFC Agro Biotech BDT 254 million and GrameenPhone BDT 252 million.

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