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Stocks maintain gaining streak

TBP Desk
21 Mar 2024 17:36:15 | Update: 21 Mar 2024 17:36:15
Stocks maintain gaining streak

Country's bourses —Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE)—on Thursday also witnessed an upward trend like earlier as investors continued their buying spree on large-cap issues amid optimism.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 69.08 points or 1.17 per cent to settle at 5,941.66. The DSE 30 Index, comprising blue chips, and the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 25.44 points to finish at 2,057.72 and 15.46 points closing at 1,293.03.

Turnover, a crucial indicator of the market, increased to Taka 6,100.87 million on the country's premier bourse which was Taka 4,228.31 million in the previous session of the week.

Out of 397 issues traded, 303 closed green, 44 in the red and 50 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

BESTHLDNG topped the turnover chart, followed by LHBL, GOLDENSON, CENTRALPHL and FUWANGCER.

MONOSPOOL was the day's best performer, posting a gain of 9.98 per cent while JUTESPINN was the worst loser, losing 3.73 per cent.

The Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also ended higher with the CSE All Share Price Index - CASPI -advancing 176.74 point to settle at 16,937.19 and the Selective Categories Index - CSCX gaining 105.52 points to close at 10,168.11.

Of the issues traded, 173 advanced, 47 declined and 16 remained unchanged on the CSE.

The port city's bourse traded 51.54 lakh shares and mutual fund units with a turnover value of Tk 18.32 crore.