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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Unique Hotel & Resorts dominated the Dhaka bourse’s turnover chart last week that ended on Thursday while ten top-traded companies accounted for 25 per cent transactions.

Brokers said Unique Hotel topped the transactions chart as investors were active on its shares throughout the session and share purchased by an independent director of the company also helped the company to top the chart.

Recently, Prantik Travels and Tourism, (where Ghulam Mustafa is the MD of Prantik Travels and Tourism and also an independent director of Unique Hotel), has expressed its intention to buy 250,000 shares of the company at prevailing market price through DSE within next 30 working days.

“The independent director of the company — Ghulam Mustafa — excuted the the share psurhsed deal last week, helping the company to top the turnover list,” said an anlsyst.

According to statistics available with the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), about 10.03 million shares of Unique Hotel were traded, generating a turnover of BDT 630 million or 4.20 percent of the total transactions.

The total turnover on the DSE stood at BDT 14.98 billion, which was 27 percent lower than the previous day’s turnover of BDT 25.79 billion.

The company’s shares price closed at BDT 62.30, losing 0.95 percent over the previous week.

In the last one year, the company’s share price traded between BDT 46.60 and BDT 64.30.

The company’s un-audited second quarter (Q2) earnings per share (EPS) stood at BDT 0.71 for October-December, 2017 as against BDT 0.69 for October-December, 2016.

In six months for July-December period of 2017, EPS was BDT 1.21, 2017 as against BDT 0.95 for July-December, 2016.

The board of directors of the company, which was listed on the Dhaka bourse in 2012, disbursed 20 percent cash dividend for the year ended on June 30, 2017.

Other active shares in terms of value included Square Pharmaceuticas with shares worth BDT 430 million changing hands, followed by CVO Pertochemicals Refinaery BDT 411 million, Grameenphone BDT 399 million, Fu-Wang Food BDT 377 million, LankaBangla Finance BDT 344 million and Brac Bnak BDT 330 million.

Monno Ceramic Industries was also included in the week‘s top turnover chart with shares worth BDT 287 million changing hands, followed by Alif Industries BDT 277 million and Beximco Pharmaceuticals BDT 269 million.