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Stocks maintain upward trend on higher transactions

DHAKA, Jan 3, 2018 (BSS) - Stocks maintained upward trend on Wednesday as major indices of both Dhaka and Chittagong stock exchanges were found finishing upward with higher transactions of some large-cap securities.

The rising major sectors were food and allied, services and real estate, engineering, textile and cement. A total of 159 large-cap securities moved up due to higher activities.

The broader DSEX of DSE closed the day with 38.30 points up at 6,318.27. The blue-chip DS30 and the Shariah DSES also followed the same trend with 10.44 points up at 2,301.82 and with 9.57 points up at 1,411.97.

At DSE, out of the day's 336 securities, the prices of 195 securities closed higher against 101 losing issues.

The major gaining issues were Gemini Sea Food, SAPORTAL, WMSHIPYARD, Style Craft and Confidence Cement.

The major losing issues were Kay & Que, Dulamia Cotton, AIL, PTL and United Insurance.

UPGDCL topped the turnover list followed by DSSL, GP, Ifad Autos and Islami Bank.

The Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) closed the day of the week with upward trends with its major CASPI 120 points up at 19,442.63.

At the CSE, 230 issues were traded. Of those, 143 closed higher and 68 closed lower.