Ten most traded firms accounted for more than 26 per cent transactions on the Dhaka Stock Exchange on Wednesday.
Shepherd Industries topped the chart.
Market operators said investors showed appetite on Shepherd Industries shares throughout the session amid optimism after the central bank announced capital market bailout package for selective stocks.
According to data available with the DSE, about 12.48 million shares of Shepherd Industries were traded, generating a turnover of Tk 308 million, which was 4.68 per cent of the day's total turnover of Tk 6.57 billion.
The company's share closed at Tk 25.70, soaring 8.90 per cent over the previous day.
The company's earnings per share (EPS) in six months for July-December, 2019 stood at Tk 0.33 as against Tk 0.57 for the same period a year ago.
The Shepherd Industries, which was listed on the DSE in 2017, disbursed 10 per cent stock dividend for the year ended on June 30, 2019.
The company's paid-up capital is Tk 1.50 billion and authorised capital is Tk 1.90 billion while the total number of securities is 150.28 million.
The sponsor-directors own 51.48 per cent stake in the company, while institutional investors own 18.90 per cent, foreign investors 19.52 per cent and the general public 10.10 per cent as of December 31, 2019, the DSE data showed.
LafargeHolcim came second on the turnover chart, with shares worth Tk 300 million changing hands. The company's share price rose 1.05 per cent to close at Tk 48.30.
Orion Infusion clinched the third spot, with shares worth Tk 185 million changing hands. The company's share closed at Tk 69.60, soaring 9.26 per cent.
Khulna Power emerged fourth with shares worth Tk 156 million changing hands. The power companies share price fell 0.19 per cent to Tk 52.40.
Indo-Bangla Pharma notched the fifth spot, with shares worth Tk 151 million changing hands. Its share closed at Tk 23.40, remaining unchanged over the previous day.
The turnover of ADN telecom was Tk 150 million. The company's share price fell 2.92 per cent to close at Tk 46.50.
Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company featured a turnover of Tk 134 million. The company's price closed at Tk 100.40, falling 2.90 per cent.
The turnover of SK Trims was Tk 123 million. The company's share price rose 2.31 per cent to close at Tk 62.10 each.
SS Steel featured a turnover of more than Tk 110 million. The company's share closed at Tk 12.70, advancing 0.79 per cent.
Saif Powertec also made its way to the day's top turnover chart, with shares worth Tk 95 million changing hands. The company's price rose 8.13 per cent to close at Tk 17.30 each.
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