Stocks witness flat

The broader DSEX index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) closed the day with 7.13 points up at 6,765.30

Stocks on Tuesday witnessed flat with a downward trend of major price indices at Dhaka and Chittagong stock exchanges mainly due to price fall in some large-cap securities.

The broader DSEX index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) closed the day with 7.13 points up at 6,765.30. The blue-chip DS30 also followed the same trend with 3.02 points up at 2,471.08. But, the Shariah DSES closed the day with 0.48 points down at 1,464.98.

At the DSE, prices of 178 securities out of the day's 380 closed higher against 150 losing issues.

The day's trade value at DSE increased to Tk981.61 crore from Monday's Tk924.57 crore and the daily trade rose to 21.89 crore shares from 18.20 crore in the previous session.

The major gaining issues were Northern, BNICL, IPDC, PF1STMF and Crown Cement. The major losing issues were DUTCHBANGLA, Premier Bank, Mono Spool, Tamij Tex and ATLASBANG.

Sonali Paper topped the turnover list followed by GENEXIL, Fortune, Beximco and GPH Ispat.

The Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) closed the day of the week with a downward trend with its major CASPI 15.08 points up at 19,804.52.

At the CSE, a total of 301 issues were traded while 139 closed higher and 124 closed lower as 1.04 crore shares worth Tk31.69 crore changed hands.