Stocks bounced back to black on Thursday halting a five-session falling streak amid a cautious manoeuvre of the dominant small investors, dealers said.
DSEX the prime index of the principal bourse Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) edged up 18.16 points or 0.38 per cent to end at 4,856.41 points from the previous session while the DS30, comprising blue chips gained 4.16 points or 0.23 per cent to end at 1,792.86 points and Shariah Index DSES rose 6.95 points or 0.61 per cent to close at 1,144.83 points.
At the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) the Selective Categories Index CSCX gained 2.52 points to close at 9,102.45 points as gainers beat losers 122 to 98, with 35 issues remaining unchanged at the port city bourse that traded 6.38 million shares and mutual fund units, turnover value of Tk 227.94 million.
At the DSE the turnover dropped to Tk 2.31 billion, registering a decline of 18.94 per cent over the previous session's value of Tk 2.85 billion. The gainers took a lead over the losers as out of 310 issues traded, 172 gained, 97 declined and 41 remained unchanged on the DSE floor. Quasem Drycells was the most traded stock with shares worth Tk 82.68 million changing hands followed by Fu-Wang Foods, RAK Ceramics, Square Pharma and Agni Systems.