Index, turnover both rise at Dhaka bourse
The prime index and turnover of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) both jumped today as some big investors continued their share purchase.
The DSEX, the benchmark index of the DSE, rose 35 points, or 0.56 per cent, to 6,388.
DS30, the blue-chip index, up 0.37 per cent to 2,244 while DSES, the shariah based companies' index, advanced 0.68 per cent to 1,399.
At the DSE, 113 securities advanced, 41 declined and 216 remained the same.
Turnover of the DSE dropped 61 per cent to Tk 1,461 crore, which was Tk 902 crore the previous day.
Desh General Insurance topped the gainers' list advancing 10 per cent. Bangladesh Welding Electrodes, Lub-rref Bangladesh, Navana Pharmaceuticals, and Genex Infosys also increased over 9 per cent.
JMI Syringes decreased mostly that dropped 5 per cent followed by Aramit Ltd, Hakkani Pulp & Paper Mills, Intraco Refueling Station, and Apex Foods.
Beximco Ltd became the most traded stock with shares worth Tk 168 crore changing hands while Eastern Housing, Genex Infosys, Bashundhara Paper Mills, and Bangladesh Shipping Corporation also made places in the top turnover chart.
The Caspi, the all-share price index of the Chattogram Stock Exchange, increased 71 points, or 0.38 per cent to end at 18,804.
Of the issues that traded on the bourse in the port city, 91 advanced, 29 declined, and 157 did not show any price movement.