Stocks gain, DSE turnover exceeds Tk 6-billion-mark
Both the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) extended gaining streak on Wednesday as the dominant small investors resumed buying, pulling up the turnover beyond Tk 6.0 billion-mark.
The DSE key index finally ended nearly 14 points higher while CSE All Share Price Index - CASPI - advanced 58 points at closing.
DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went up by 13.94 points or 0.22 per cent to settle at 6,102 over the previous day.
Two other indices also nudged higher. The DS30 index and the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) finished at 2,250 and 1,410 points, after gaining 4.50 points and 3.88 points respectively.
Trading activities also increased with the total DSE turnover reaching Tk 6.21 billion, which was 23 per cent higher than the previous day's Tk 5.04 billion.
LankaBangla Finance topped the day's turnover chart with 7.39 million shares worth Tk 297 million changing hands, followed by Unique Hotel & Resorts, Brac Bank, Beximco Pharmaceuticals and Fu-Wang Food.
Aman Feed was the day's best performer, posting a gain of 10 per cent while Padma Life Insurance was the day's worst loser, plunging by 4.39 per cent.
The port city bourse also ended higher with CSE All Share Price Index - CASPI - advancing 58 points to settle at 18,879 and Selective Categories Index - CSCX - gaining 31 points to finish at 11,389.
Gainers beat losers at CSE as 142 issues ended higher, 75 lower and 24 remained unchanged.