Stock index, turnover both fall
Both the turnover and the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) fall today amid thin participation of the investors.
The DSEX, the benchmark index of the DSE, dropped 45 points, or 0.68 per cent, to 6,551.
The DS30, the index that consists of blue-chip companies, edged down 1.12 per cent to 2,374 while the DSES, the shariah-based index, was down 0.83 per cent to 1,436.
Turnover of the DSE fell 36 per cent to Tk 1,808 crore. Among the tradable stocks, 58 advanced, 159 declined and 154 remained the same.
Index Agro Industries topped the gainers' list with a 9.98 per cent rise.
Mir Akhter Hossain, Sea Pearl Beach Resort & Spa, Bashundhara Paper Mills and Advent Pharmaceuticals also rose over 7 per cent.
Jute Spinners suffered the highest correction, sliding 8.74 per cent. Bangladesh Wielding Electrodes, National Tea, Eastern Cables, and Northern Jute Manufacturing also declined more than 6 per cent.
The Caspi, the all-share price index of the Chattogram Stock Exchange, shed 130 points, or 0.67 per cent to end at 19,319.
Of the issues that traded on the bourse in the port city, 44 advanced, 106 declined, and 118 did not show any price movement.