Stocks end almost flat
The prime indices of the Dhaka and Chattogram bourses traded almost flat yesterday.
The DSEX, the benchmark index of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), inched up 0.18 points from that on the previous day of trade to close at 6,269.
The DS30, the blue-chip index, edged down 0.03 per cent to 2,203 while the DSES, the Shariah-compliant index, went up 0.05 per cent to 1,368.
Turnover, a key indicator of the market, dipped around 2 per cent to Tk 846 crore. Of the securities, 61 advanced, 76 declined and 210 did not show any price movement.
Khan Brothers PP Woven Bag Industries Ltd made the highest gain of 9.9 per cent.
Shurwid Industries Ltd, Midland Bank Ltd, Emerald Oil Industries Limited and Hwa Well Textiles (BD) Ltd were among the top gainers.
Eastern Bank Ltd lost the most, more than 11 per cent.
The Sea Pearl Cox's Bazar Beach Resort & Spa, Legacy Footwear Limited, Rupali Life Insurance Company Limited and ADN Telecom Limited were also on the list of those suffering significant losses.
Bangladesh Shipping Corporation was the most-traded stock on the day with issues worth Tk 49 crore changing hands.
Eastern Housing Limited, the Sea Pearl Cox's Bazar Beach Resort & Spa, The ACME Laboratories Ltd and Intraco Refueling Station Ltd registered significant turnovers as well.
The Caspi, the all-share price index of Chittagong Stock Exchange, lost 0.89 points to close at 18,482. Of the issues, 47 rose, 51 retreated and 89 did not see any price swing.
Turnover of the port city bourse declined 21 per cent to Tk 9.4 crore.