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POST TIME: 5 September, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Price fall in large-caps drives stocks down
BSS

Price fall in large-caps drives stocks down

Stock markets closed yesterday of the week with downward trend due mainly to price fall in large-cap securities, reports BSS.

The broader DSEX index of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) closed the day with 37.61 points down at 5,552.81. The Shariah DSES and the blue-chip DS30 also followed the same trend with 3.37 points down at 1,271.01 and with 9.34 points down at 1,950.33.

The daily trade fell to 17.04 crore shares from Monday’s 18.41 crore shares. But the day’s trade value at DSE increased to

Tk 716.99 crore from Tk 707.89 crore of the previous session.

At DSE, out of the day’s 334 securities, prices of 64 securities closed higher against 228 losing issues.

The major gaining issues were BSCCL, NHFIL, Intech, NAHEEACP and Northern while the major losing companies were Savar EFR, Tosrifa, Green Delta Mutual Fund, ATCSLGF and DBH1STMF.

KPCL topped the turnover list followed by Confidence Cement, BBS Cables and NAHEEACP.

The Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) closed the day of the week with downward trend with its major CASPI 133.60 points down at 17,070.09.

At CSE, 248 issues were traded. Of those, 56 closed higher and 166 closed lower when 82.94 lakh shares worth Tk 26.32 crore changed hands.