The two bourses of the country further expanded their falling streak for the seventh consecutive day as the indices at the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) fell on Tuesday as the dominant small investors continued to en-cash their shares ahead of the Victory Day celebration due on Wednesday, dealers said.
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE lost 19.94 points or 0.44 per cent to close at 4513.97 on the day. Of the 315 issues traded, 92 gained, 177 declined and 48 remained unchanged.
Shares worth Tk 324.67 crore changed hands at the DSE on Tuesday as against Tk 334.95 crore on Monday.
Regent Textile Mills topped the loser's list at Dhaka bourse while other companies were Information Services Network, Simtex Industries, Modern Dyeing & Screen Printing, Aims 1st Mutual Fund, Bank Asia, 4th ICB Mutual Fund, Prime Islami Life Insurance, Midas Financing and Tosrifa Industries.
The top five turnover leaders at the DSE were Beximco Pharma, Quasem Drycells, Square Pharmaceuticals, Emerald Oil Industries and Singer Bangladesh.
Top five gainers at the DSE were Quasem Drycells, GQ Ball Pen, First Bangladesh Fixed Income Fund, Apex Tannery and Prime Textile.
The key index at the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE), CASPI slightly lost 6.25 points to reach 13813.82 at close on Tuesday. Of the 235 issues traded, 83 advanced, 115 suffered loss and 37 remained unchanged.
The value of the traded issues at the port city bourse was Tk 21.45 crore on the day.