The broader price index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) today crossed the 5,200-point mark on higher transactions, indicating a positive trend in the days to come for the greater benefit of the investors. DSEX, the major price index of DSE, added 55.91 points at close to finish the day at 5214.60, which followed the highest recorded on October 21, 2014 with 5,233.82 points. The DSES for Shariah based companies and the DS30 for blue chip scrip also followed the same trend with a marginal rise to end at 1,230.22 and 1,879.12 respectively. The daily trade value increased to Taka 1,246.79 crore from the previous day's Taka 10,751.28 crore and the volume rose to 33.40 crore shares from 32.21 crore shares.
Out of the day's 326 traded issues, 209 gained against 74 losing securities. The day's major gainers were Investment Corporation of Bangladesh, Hamid Fabrics, SPCL, Shasha Denims and BD Thai. The day's major losers were Samata Leather, Imam Button, Continental Insurance, Peninsula Chittagong and Dhaka Insurance. Beximco tops the turnover leaders followed by Shasha Denims, BD Thai, SPCL and Confidence cement. Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also followed the same trend with its CASPI index 196.54 points up at 16,025.55. The daily trade value rose to Taka 74.48 crore and the volume was 2.25 crore shares. Out of the traded 263 issues 183 closed up against 60 lagging securities. - BBC