Prime indices at the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) edged up lower turnover while the minors declined amid an opposition-led blockade-hit trading on Thursday.
The dominant investors were getting cautious after reports of sporadic violence during the nationwide blockade, that began on Tuesday, poured in to the market, dealers said.
At DSE, the prime index DSEX edged up by 5.04 points or 0.10 per cent to close at 4,968.71 while the DS30 index and Shariah Index DSES declined
The DS30 comprising blue chips declined 3.00 points or 0.16 per cent to close at 1,854.14 points while DSES lost 1.85 points or 0.15 per cent to stand at 1,181.71 points.
At CSE the Selective Categories Index CSCX gained 32.20 points to close at 9,224.24 points as gainers beat losers 113 to 89, with 36 issues remaining unchanged at the port city bourse that traded 7.37 million shares and mutual fund units, turnover value of Tk 279.45 million.
At DSE the turnover dropped slightly to Tk 2.94 billion, registering a decline of 1.34 per cent over the previous session's value of Tk 2.98 billion. The gainers took a lead over the losers as out of 308 issues traded, 154 advanced, 106 declined and 48 remained unchanged on the DSE floor.
Lafarge Surma Cement was the most traded stock with shares worth Tk 147.48 million changing hands followed by IDLC Finance, Agni Systems, Alltex Industries and RSRM Steels. Dacca Dyeing was the day's top gainer, posting a rise of 10.13 per cent while Northern Jute Manufacturing was the day's worst loser, plunging 4.39 per cent.