Stocks witnessed downward trend due mainly to price fall in large-cap securities on weekend.
DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went down by 82.56 points or 1.55 per cent to settle at 5,254.78.
Two other indices also closed lower. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, lost 20.80 points to finish at 1,990.39 and the DSE Shariah Index fell 16.51 points to close at 1,197.66.
The daily trade turnover on the DSE also plunged to Taka 4,758.78 million which was Taka 5,825.23 million at the previous session of the week.
Losers took a strong lead over the gainers as out of 347 issues traded, 265 closed lower, 47 higher and 35 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.