Stocks shuttled back to the losing tracks on Sunday after a day of gain following a volatile trade as most dominant small investors stayed on the sidelines, dealers said.
At principal bourse - the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) the prime index DSEX slid 6.72 points or 0.13 per cent to at 4,849.68 points from the previous session while the DS30, comprising blue chips dropped 2.45 points or 0.13 per cent to close at 1,790.41 points and the Shariah Index declined 0.60 points or 0.05 per cent to close at 1,144.22 points.
At Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) the Selective Categories Index CSCX dropped 4.53 points to close at 9,098.24 points as losers beat gainers 128 to 84, with 39 issues remaining unchanged at the port city bourse that traded 7.00 million shares and mutual fund units, turnover value of Tk 217.50 million.
At the DSE the total turnover rested at Tk 2.37 billion, registering an increase of 2.60 per cent over the previous session's value of Tk 2.31 billion. The losers took a lead over the gainers as out of 307 issues traded, 146 declined, 126 advanced and 35 remained unchanged on the DSE floor.
Summit Alliance Port was the most traded stock with shares worth Tk 83.26 million changing hands followed by Agni Systems, Beximco Pharma, Fu-Wang Foods and RAK Ceramics. Fu-Wang Ceramics was the day's top gainer, positing a rise of 10 per cent while Miracle Industries was the day's worst loser, plunging by 5.94 per cent.