Dhaka bourse ends slightly lower

October 27, 2020 15:52:51

Dhaka Stock Exchange on Tuesday closed marginally lower amid choppy trading throughout the whole session.

On the day, major sectors such as bank, financial institutions and pharmaceuticals witnessed price correction.

At the end of the day’s session, DSEX settled at 4867.96 points with a loss of 0.49 per cent, or 24.04 points.

The shariah based index, DSES, declined 0.57 per cent, or 6.41 points, to close at 1103.05 points.

DS30 index, comprising blue chip securities, closed at 1675.41 points with a loss of 0.44 per cent, or 7.50 points.

Of 356 issues traded, 85 advanced, 205 declined and 66 were unchanged on the premier bourse DSE.

DSE featured a turnover of Tk 10 billion, which is 13 per cent higher than the turnover of the previous session.

Of the turnover, Tk 378.58 million came from transactions executed in block board.

Beximco Pharmaceuticals topped the scrip-wise turnover chart with  shares worth Tk 462 million changing hands, followed by LankaBangla Finance Tk 355 million, Sandhani Insurance Tk 297 million, BRAC Bank Tk 261 million and Beximco Tk 257 million.

Associated Oxygen was the number one gainer on the second day session after listing. The company’s share price rose 50 per cent, or Tk 7.5, to close at Tk 22.50 each following 50 per cent price limit.

Desh Garments was the worst loser after declining 9.94 per cent, or Tk 12.30, to close at Tk 111.50 each.

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