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Share index rally continues at week’s close

WT24 Desk

The major price index of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) reached on Thursday at about 23-month high which has maintained record high like the last session of previous week, Agencies report. .

DSEX, the major price index of DSE, added 32.91 points over the week at 4925.72 which was the highest after January 15, 2015 when it closed at 4,956.09. Accordingly, the blue-chip DS30 ended over 10.34 points up at 1806.01 and the Shariah DSES 10.81 points higher at 1172.18.

The average daily trade volume increased by 4.56 percent to 28.39 crore shares when the value surged by 4.94 percent to Taka 913.14 crore. Out of the 331 traded securities, 127 closed higher against 172 losing issues when 30 remained unchanged.

The five major gaining companies included BBS, Golden Harvest Agro, Lafarge Surma Cement, Ratanpur Steel Re-Rolling Mills and LankaBangla Finance. The five major losing companies included Modern Dyeing and Synthetics, Beximco Synthetics, Dulamia Cotton Spinning Mills, Aamra Technologies and Zeal Bangla Sugar Mills.

The top five turnover leaders were BBS, Lafarge Surma Cement, Ratanpur Steel Re-Rolling Mills, Appollo Ispat Complex, MJL Bangladesh and IFAD Autos. Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also closed the week up, with its major CASPI index ending 28.82 points higher at 15100.15.

Like DSE, most of the issues traded here closed higher when both the trade value and volume of shares increased significantly.

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