03 Oct 2022, 17:15

Price fall in large-cap drives stocks down

DHAKA, Oct 3, 2022 (BSS) - Country's both the bourses, Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) today plunged due to mainly price fall in large-cap securities.

DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went down by 13.24 points or 0.20 percent to 6,518.35. Two other indices also ended sharply lower with the DSE 30 Index, comprising blue chips, plunged 7.65 points to finish at 2,326.17 and the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) lost 1.47 points to close at 1,422.08.

Turnover, a crucial indicator of the market, remained low and amounted to Taka 12,847.37 million which was Taka 15,334.08 million at the previous session of the week.

Out of 376 issues traded, 122 declined, 75 advanced and 179 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

Orion Pharma topped the turnover chart, followed by Beximco, EHL, BBS Cables and BBS.
SAPORTL was the day's top gainer, posting 8.24 percent gain while ADNTEL was the worst loser, losing 6.77per cent.

The Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also ended sharply lower with the CSE All Share Price Index - CASPI -losing 60.76 points to settle at 19,199.44 and the Selective Categories Index - CSCX shedding 37.19 points to close at 11,508.57.

Of the issues traded, 74 declined, 68 advanced and 94 issues remained unchanged on the CSE.

The port city's bourse traded 61.44 lakh shares and mutual fund units with turnover value worth about Taka 21.25 crore.


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