Published:  12:47 AM, 13 September 2018

Price fall in large-caps drives stocks down


Stock markets closed on Wednesday of the week with downward trend due to mainly price fall in large-cap securities despite higher transactions. The falling major sectors were financial institutions, insurance, food and allied. A total of 148 securities of the large-cap group moved down due to lower activities.

The broader DSEX index of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) closed the day with 14.12 points down at 5,529.82. The blue-chip DS30 also followed the same trend with 6.43 points down at 1,932.01. But, the Shariah DSES closed the day with 4.32 points up at 1,275.92.

The daily trade rose to 18.85 crore shares from Tuesday's 16.47 crore shares and the day's trade value at the DSE increased to Tk 861.08 crore from Tk 714.09 crore of the previous session.  At the DSE, prices of 185 securities out of the day's 333 closed higher against 185 losing issues.

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