Published : Wednesday, 1 April, 2015, Time : 12:00 AM, View Count : 20
Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) shuttled back to the gaining tracks on Tuesday after a day in the negative domain as investors resumed buying new prospective shares, dealers said. The investors were encouraged as the anti-government parties kept the capital and the port city out of the purview of hartal, according to market analysts . DSEX the prime index of DSE edged up 21.20 points or 0.47 per cent to close at 4,530.48 while the DS30 index, comprising blue chips gained 10.98 points or 0.63 per cent to close at 1,728.47 and the Shariah Index DSES rose 6.44 points or 0.58 per cent to close at 1,103.13 points. At CSE the Selective Categories Index CSCX also edged up by 32.98 points to close at 8,434.33 points. Losers beat gainers 114 to 100, with 30 issues remaining unchanged at the port city bourse that traded 18.92 million shares and mutual fund units, turnover value of Tk 449.98 million. At DSE the total turnover rose to Tk 4.52 billion, registering an increase of 43.98 per cent over the previous day's value of Tk 3.14 billion. However, market depth remained negative as out of 313 issues traded, 147 declined, 123 advanced and 43 remained unchanged on the DSE floor. MJL BD was the day's top turnover chart with shares worth Tk 439.51 million changing hands followed by GP, ACI, KPCL and Lafarge Surma Cement. First Bangladesh Fixed Income Fund (FBFIF) was the day's highest gainer, posting a rise of 9.25 per cent while BD Welding was the worst loser, plunging by 6.02 per cent.