Staff Correspondent
Stocks extended a falling streak at both the bourses on Sunday as majority of the investors were busy to book profit on sector-wise securities which pushed the market down.
Market analysts said the stocks went down on a selling spree because most of the investors opted for booking profit.
DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) went down by 22.16 or 0.41 percent to settle at 5,336.75 against that on the previous session.
Meanwhile, the blue chips index (DS30) lost 11.61 points or 0.61 percent to finish at 1,895.16. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) was 1.52 points or 0.12 percent lower to close at 1,265.86 points.
On the other hand, the total turnover on the DSE reached Tk 9,553.97 million, over 12 percent up from Tk 8,529.76 million in the previous day.
The losers beat the gainers as out of 338 issues traded, 207 ended lower, 109 closed higher and 23 issues remained unchanged on the DSE.
BBS Cables Limited continued to dominate the DSE floor and topped the turnover chart with 4.72 million shares worth Tk 449.32 million changing hands.
It was followed by UPGDCL, SKTRIMS, DORCENPWR and Singer BD.
Legacy Footwear Limited was the day’s best performer with 10 percent growth in share prices to Tk 167.5 while Modern Dyeing and screen printing Limited was the day’s worst loser, falling 6 percent to Tk 314.
Meanwhile, the port city bourse — the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also saw negative trend on Sunday with selective category index (CSCX) losing 38.6 points to 9,955.45 points.
On the other hand, the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) lost 61.32 points to settle at 16,452.42 points.
At the CSE, a total of 253 issues were traded. Among them, 94 closed higher, 144 ended lower and 15 remained unchanged.
However, the number of shares transacted on the floor of the CSE was 494,667,838 and the total turnover in value was almost Tk 49.46 crore.