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DSE turnover exceeds Tk 18b-mark

News Desk Stocks 2024-02-08, 6:23pm


DSEX, the key index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went up by 20.85 points.

Country's both the bourses-- Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE)-- Thursday witnessed an upward trend like earlier as investors continued their buying spree on large-cap issues amid optimism.

Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, increased to Taka 18.58 billion on the country's premier bourse which was Taka 17.30 billion at the previous session of the week.

DSEX, the key index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went up by 20.85 points or 0.33 per cent to settle at 6,373.35. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also closed the day with 2.94 points up to finish at 2,138.22. But, the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) closed the day with 0.19 point down at 1,387.32.

Of the 394 issues traded, 210 advanced, 140 declined and 44 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

CENTRALPHL was the most-traded stock, followed by IFIC, ORIONINFU, MALEKSPIN and Fortune.

 The Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also edged higher with the CSE All Share Price Index - CASPI- rising 120.90 points to settle at 18,295.90 and the Selective Categories Index - CSCX- gaining 72.73 points to close at 10,951.72.

Of the issues traded, 120 declined, 151 advanced and 32 issues remained unchanged on the CSE trading floor.

The port city's bourse traded 1.84 crore shares and mutual fund units with turnover value worth Taka 36.29 crore.