Stocks ended marginally lower on Wednesday as cautious investors booked profits on sector specific issues, but both the turnovers edged higher.
Following the previous day’s marginal losses, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened on negative note and continued till the end of the session.
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, settled at 6,196, slipped 32.17 points or 0.51 per cent over the previous session.
The two other indices also closed in the red. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips fell 12.71 point or 0.56 per cent to close at 2,231.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also lost 5.52 points or 0.40 per cent to finish at 1,364.
Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stood at Tk 5.11 billion, which was about 10 per cent higher than the previous day’s turnover of Tk 4.65 billion.
Losers took a strong lead over the gainers as out of 331 issues traded, 180 closed lower, 106 closed higher and 45 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
The port city bourse also ended lower with CSE All Shares Price Index– losses 109 points to finish at 19,182.
The Selective Categories Index of the port city bourse -- CSCX – also gained 64 points to settle at 11596.
Losers beat gainers as 136 issues closed lower, 75 closed higher and 32 remained unchanged on the CSE floor.
The port city bourse traded 12.58 million shares and mutual fund units worth Tk 439 million in turnover.
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