The country's stock markets continued their uptrend on Wednesday while the broader price index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) crossed the 5,300-point mark with surging the daily transactions to a new height which is taking the trade value at about five-years high. DSEX, the major price index of DSE, added 56.48 points at close to finish the day at 5,333.88 which was the highest after October 12, 2014 when it was closed 5,334.04 which was the highest after introducing the DSEX on 27 January, 2013. The DSES for Shariah-based companies and DS30 for the blue-chip scrips finished the day marginally up at 1245.85 and 1908.37 respectively.
The daily transaction volume reached 57.95 crore shares, which was the highest in any previous transaction of the DSE. The transaction value also surged to Taka 1,704.56 crore, the highest after Taka 1,804.74 crore, traded on July 28, 2011. Out of the day's 326 traded issues, 194 gained against 117 losing securities. The large-cap securities were on the top of the upward trend with 165 securities of this cap category closing higher.
The day's major gainers were Premier Bank, Northern Insurance, IFIC Bank, Central Insurance, and First Prime Finance Mutual Fund. The major losers included Aramit Cement, Miracle Industry, RSRM Steel, Fareast Knitting and Anlima Yearn. Beximco Limited topped the turnover leaders followed by Ifad Autos, Aman Feeds, Desco Limited and RSRM Steel. Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also followed the same trend with its CASPI index ending 155.47 points up at 16,403.09. The daily trade value rose to Taka 96.95 crore and the volume was 3.84 crore. Out of the day's 271 traded issues, 164 closed up against 97 lagging securities.