26 Sep 2021, 15:54

Price fall in large-cap drives stocks down

  DHAKA, Sept 26, 2020 (BSS) - Stocks today witnessed a downward trend due

mainly to price fall in large-cap securities.

  DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went down by 13.46
points or 0.19 per cent to settle at 7,237.14.

  Two other indices also closed lower. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips,
lost 7.95 points to finish at 2,665.61 and the DSE Shariah Index fell 6.47
points to close at 1,574.59.

  The daily trade turnover on the DSE also plunged to Taka 22,572.93 million
which was Taka 18,524.29 million at the previous session.

  Losers took a strong lead over the gainers as out of 376 issues traded, 230
closed lower, 113 higher and 33 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading

  Orion Pharma dominated the turnover chart, followed by Beximco, LHBL, SPCL
and Delta Life.

  AAMRANET was the day's best performer, posting a gain of 9.93 per cent
while CVOPRL was the worst loser, losing 7.63 per cent following its price
adjustment after record date.

  The Chittagong Stock Exchange also ended lower with its All Shares Price
Index (CASPI)-slumping 19.35 points to close at 21,126.71 while the Selective
Categories Index - CSCX shedding 10.99 points to close at 12,676.22.

  Of the issues traded, 172 declined, 113 advanced and 32 remained unchanged
on the CSE.

  The port city bourse traded 2.38 crore shares and mutual fund units with
turnover value of more than Taka 95.24 crore.


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