DSEX exceeds 4,900-mark again

Stocks today witnessed a marginal gain as major indices of the both Dhaka and Chittagong stock exchanges closed the session amid a rising trend with active participation of investors.

DSEX, the broader DSE price index, crossed the 4,900-point mark again after October 22 to finish the day with 21.69 points or 0.44 per cent up to settle at 4,918.38. The DSE Shariah Index also advanced 1.31 points to close at 1,112.22. However, the DS30 index, comprising blue chips, lost 1.03 points to finish at 1,698.98.

Turnover, a crucial indicator of the market, stood at Taka 8.92 billion, which was nearly 14 per cent higher than the previous day’s turnover of Taka 7.85 billion.

Gainers took a modest lead over the losers as out of 357 issues traded, 159 ended higher, 144 closed lower while 54 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

A total number of 180,146 trades were executed in the day’s trading
session with a trading volume of 337.32 million shares and mutual fund units.

The market capitalisation of DSE rose to Taka 3,956 billion on Monday, from Taka 3,950 billion in the previous day.

Beximco Pharma topped the turnover list, closely followed by Asia
Pacific Insurance, Global Insurance, Bangladesh National Insurance and Beximco.

Fu-Wang Ceramic was the day’s best performer, posting a gain of 15.23 per cent while Express Insurance was the worst loser, losing 12.73 per cent despite the company declaring a 5.0 per cent interim cash dividend.

The Chittagong Stock Exchange also edged higher with its All Shares
Price Index (CASPI)-gaining 85 points to close at 14,067 while the Selective Categories Index – CSCX advancing 50 points to close at 8,460.

Of the issues traded, 132 advanced, 89 declined and 39 remained
unchanged on the CSE.