Price fall in large-cap drives stocks down
DHAKA, Sept 19, 2021 (BSS) – Stocks today witnessed downward trend due mainly to price fall in large-cap securities.
DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went down by 36.51 points or 0.51 per cent to settle at 7,191.81. Two other indices also closed lower. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, lost 18.74 points to finish at 2,655.81 and the DSE Shariah Index fell 10.30 points to close at 1,566.80.
The daily trade turnover on the DSE also plunged to Taka 20,337.77 million which was Taka 21,713.18 million at the previous session of the week.
Losers took a strong lead over the gainers as out of 376 issues traded, 244 closed lower, 106 higher and 26 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
Beximco continued to dominate the turnover chart, followed by Lanka Bangla Finance, Beximco Pharma, Saif Power and ALIF.
BD Auto Cars was the day’s best performer, posting a gain of 9.95 per cent while POPULAR1MF was the worst loser, losing 10 per cent following its price adjustment after record date.
The Chittagong Stock Exchange also ended lower with its All Shares Price Index (CASPI)—slumping 158.53 points to close at 20,982.82 while the Selective Categories Index – CSCX shedding 89.46 points to close at 12,593.13.
Of the issues traded, 213 declined, 88 advanced and 15 remained unchanged on the CSE.
The port city bourse traded 2.34 crore shares and mutual fund units with turnover value of more than Taka 66.59 crore.