Dhaka, Chattogram stocks bleed
All indices of Dhaka and Chattogram bourses fell today.
The DSEX, the benchmark index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), slid 30 points, or 0.48 percent, to close at 6,257.
The DS30, the blue-chip index, decreased 0.65 percent to 2,124 while the DSES, the Shariah-compliant index, went down 0.45 percent to 1,357.
Turnover, a key indicator of the market, edged down 2.82 percent to Tk 413 crore.
Of the securities, 19 advanced, 148 declined and 223 did not show any price movement.
Central Pharmaceuticals Ltd posted the highest gain with an increase of 2.6 percent.
Nitol Insurance, Navana CNG, Far Chemical Industries, and Janata Insurance were among the top gainers.
Khan Brothers PP Woven Bag Industries was the sharpest loser, shedding 8.7 percent.
Sea Pearl Beach Resort & Spa, Fu Wang Food, Shyampur Sugar Mills, Monno Agro & General Machinery were also on the list of significant losers.
Fu Wang Food was the most-traded stock on the day with its issues worth Tk 23 crore changing hands.
Sonali Paper & Board Mills, Gemini Sea Food, LafargeHolcim Bangladesh, and Square Pharmaceuticals registered significant turnover as well.
The Caspi, the all-share price index of the Chittagong Stock Exchange, lost 65 points, or 0.35 percent, to close the session at 18,503.
Of the issues, 18 rose, 79 retreated and 54 did not see any price swing. However, turnover of the port city bourse surged threefold to Tk 12.29 crore.