Dhaka stocks gain most since 2013
Published : Sunday, 19 January, 2020 at 8:54 PM Count : 531
Country’s premier bourse, Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) today registered a gain of 5.6 percent, which also a highest jump in seven years since the introduction of key index DSEX in 2013.
DSE recorded the big boost inspired by the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s instructions during the meeting with capital market policymakers on Thursday.
The broad index, DSEX closed at 4382.06 points on Sunday, first working day of week, with a big gain of 232.23 points or 5.59 percent.
Besides, two selective indices, Blue Chip index, DSE30 and Shariah index, DSES also went up remarkably by 80.65 points and 57.29 points to settle at 1487.25 points and 997.58 points respectively.
On the DSE trading floor, a total number of 134,431 trades were executed in today’s trading session with a trading volume of 160.96 million securities.
Gainers took a strong lead over losers as out of 356 issues traded, 346 securities gained price while 6 declined and 4 remained unchanged.
The top 10 gainers were Beximco Pharma, ICB, Stylecraft, Heidelberg Cement, Desh Garments, Sonar Bangla Insurance, Aziz Pipes, Gemini Sea Food and Bongas.
Square Pharma topped the turnover chart followed by Singer BD, LafargeHolcim Bangladesh, KPCL, SS Steel, Grameenphone, ADN Telecom, NCC Bank, Ring Shine and Bank Asia.
The top 10 losers were SS Steel, EBL NRB Mutual Fund, Standard Ceramics, Jute Spinners, LR Global Mutual Fund-1, Progressive Life Insurance, ABB First Mutual Fund, Altex Industries, BD Services and Dhaka Dying.
On the other hand, port city bourse, Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also closed at green witnessing a superb session and continuing the winning trend of previous day.
CSCX and CASPI increased sharply by 413.27 points and 677.01 points to stand at 8048.03 points and 13277.87 points respectively.
At CSE, a total of 13,259,457 shares and mutual fund of 257 companies were traded, of which 231 issues advanced while 15 declined and 11 issues remained unchanged.