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Share index reaches record high at week’s close

WT24 Desk

The major price index of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) reached at about 14-month high on Thursday to finish a mixed week, BSS reports.  DSEX closed at 4823.02 with adding nearly 32 points over the week. Accordingly, the blue-chip DS30 ended over 18 points up at 1787.69 and the Shariah DSES about 15 points higher at 1149.51.

The trade value at DSE increased to Taka 803.45 crore from last week Taka 658.42 crore when the trade volume was down to24.87 crore from 29.54 crore shares of the last Thursday. Out of the 329 traded securities, 190 closed higher against 104 losing issues when 35 remained unchanged.

Paper and printing, IT sector, travel and leisure and cement were the major advancing sectors during the week when the top five gainers were Zeal Bangla, National Tubes, GHAIL, Shyampur Sugar and Shurwid Industries. The five major losing companies included Emerald Oil, Family Textile, Generation Next, Prime Bank and Paramount.

The top five turnover leaders were BBS, Quasem Dry Cell, Doreen Power, Lafarge Surma Cement and Beximco Pharma.  Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also closed the week up, with its major CASPI index ending 62.33 points higher at 14840.55.

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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