Like the previous day, stocks today witnessed positive trends in Dhaka and Chittagong stock exchanges as bargain hunters showed a buying spree on lucrative issues on Tuesday.
DSEX, the key index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went up by 37.11 points or 0.76 per cent to settle at 4,903.
Two other indices also ended higher. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 8.10 points to finish at 1,695 and the DSE Shariah Index rose 6.38 points to close at 1,120.
Turnover, a crucial indicator of the market, however, fell to Taka 6.63 billion, which was 17 per cent lower than the previous day’s turnover of Taka 8.04 billion.
Gainers took a strong lead over the losers as out of 350 issues traded, 149 ended higher, 92 closed lower while 109 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
Beximco Pharmaceuticals topped the turnover list with 2.21 million shares worth Taka 319 million changing hands, closely followed by Pragati Insurance, IFIC Bank, Beximco and Aamra Network.
Agni Systems was the day’s best performer, posting a gain of 9.82 per cent while United Power was the worst loser, losing 12.92 per cent following its price adjustment after record date.
The Chittagong Stock Exchange also ended higher with its All Shares Price Index (CASPI)-soaring 99 points to close at 14,090 while the Selective Categories Index – CSCX rising 59 points to close at 8,486.