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Stocks extend losing trend for 4th day

Date : 25/09/2017

Stocks extended losing streak for the fourth running sessions on Monday as risk-averse investors continued on selling spree. Following the previous day’s mild correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened down with thin trading activities and finally closed losing over 59 points. DSEX, the benchmark index of the DSE, settled at 6,106 points, after losing 59 points or 0.95 percent over the previous session. The two other indices – the DS30 index and the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) – also followed the suit. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips fell 14 points or 0.63 percent to finish at 2,186 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also lost 8.60 points or 0.62 percent to close at 1,358 points. The market activities stood at BDT 6.66 billion, which was 0.60 percent higher than the previous day’s BDT 6.62 billion. The losers took a strong lead over the gainers as out of 330 issues traded, 180 closed lower, 108 higher and 42 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

Stocks close negative on Monday

Date : 24/09/2017

Country’s stocks witnessed negative trend in early hour of trading on Monday and finally closed losing over 5 points as investors are on selling mood on sector-wise stocks. Following the previous day’s mild correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened lower with thin trading activities. DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went down by 5.15 points or 0.08 percent to reach at 6,165 points at the end of the day. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also fell 2.27 points or 0.10 percent to reach at 2,199 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) lost 4.31 points or 0.31 percent to stand at 1,366 points. Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 6.62 billion. Of the issues traded, 88 advanced, 207 declined and 36 remained unchanged.

Weekly Review: DSE witnessed mix performance in last week

Date : 24/09/2017

The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) bourse witnessed mixed in last week amid investors' cautious behavior while injecting fresh funds. In last week, the DSE featured five sessions and three out of five closed in red. At the end of the week, the DSE broad index DSEX closed at 6170 points with a loss of 33.4 compared to previous week. The shariah-based index DSES closed at 1361.89 points with a loss of 23.39, while the blue chip index DS30 lost 27.65 points and closed at 2197.54. In five sessions, the DSE featured a total turnover of above Tk 61.05 billion which was 0.96 per cent less than the turnover of the previous session. The average daily turnover was above Tk 12.21 billion against average daily turnover of above Tk 12.32 billion observed in previous week. Meanwhile, average trade volume increased by 12.4 per cent and total number of trades saw 1.6 per cent decrease. Among the large cap sectors, only bank closed positive this week with 2.87 per cent gain.

DSE, CSE slip into red on Wednesday

Date : 20/09/2017

The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) slipped into red at morning trade and finally closed losing over 63 points on Wednesday. Both the DSE and CSE saw downward trend in early hour of trading as cautious investors were on selling spree. DSEX, the benchmark index of DSE, shed over 63.67 points or 1.02 per cent to 6,172 at the end of the day. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) lost 9.27 points or 0.67 per cent to stand at 1,366. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also declined 15.47 points or 0.69 per cent to stand at 2198 points.

Weekly Review: Stock markets extend rally for 4th week

Date : 16/09/2017

The Dhaka bourse passed another buoyant week that ended Thursday with the core index of the prime bourse exceeding the 6,200-mark for the first time since its inception in January 2013. The stockbroker noted that the DSE key index exceeded the 6,200-mark for the first time since its inception. The current index rally started from 5,820 levels and the index has already gained 6.90 per cent over the last three weeks. The week witnessed five trading sessions as usual. Of them, three sessions closed higher while two faced marginal correction. Week-on-week, DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), which replaced the DGEN in four-and-a-half-year back, went up by nearly 90 points or 1.45 per cent to settle at 6,204, the highest level since its inception on January 27, 2013. The two other indices -- the DS30 index and the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) - also followed the suit to close at historical high at 2,225 and 1,385 points, after soaring 46.69 points and 37.41 points respectively. The port city bourse, Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE), also ended higher with its Selective Categories Index, CSCX, advancing 182 points or 1.58 per cent to settle at 11,650. The total turnover for the week stood at Tk 61.64 billion on DSE which was Tk 42.31 billion in the week before, rising 46 per cent. The last week saw five trading sessions instead of previous week's four. The daily turnover averaged at Tk 12.33 billion, which was 16.56 per cent higher than the previous week's average of Tk 10.58 billion.

DSE end gaining over 35 points on Wednesday

Date : 13/09/2017

Following the previous day’s mild correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) opened with a positive note which continued till end of the session, finally ended more than 35 points higher. DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, stood at 6,184, advancing 35.17 points or 0.57 percent over the previous session. The two other indices also closed higher. The DS30 index, comprising the blue-chips, gained 11.41 points or 0.51 percent to finish at 2,212 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 6.64 points or 0.48 percent to close at 1,372 points. Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 14.2 billion. Of the issues traded, 125 advanced, 174 declined and 32 remained unchanged.

Stocks face mild correction on Monday

Date : 11/09/2017

Country’s both bourses witnessed a marginal correction on Monday, breaking the record rally. After hitting record high all three indices and market capitalization of the prime bourse on Sunday, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher in the morning Monday. DSEX, the core index of the DSE, settled at 6,151 points, after losing 16.28 points or 0.26 percent over the previous day. However, two other induces closed higher. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 7.35 points or 0.33 percent to finish at historical high at 2,209 points since its inception in January, 2013. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also rose to record high to close at 1372 points, gaining 3.45 points or 0.25 percent. Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 11.52 billion on the DSE, which was 8.58 percent lower than the previous day’s turnover of BDT 12.60 billion. Of the 331 issues traded, 122 closed higher, 170 closed lower and 39 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

Weekly Review: Stocks extend winning trend for 3rd week

Date : 09/09/2017

Country’s both bourses extended their gaining streak for the 3rd week in a row that ended on Thursday. The week witnessed four trading sessions instead of usual five as the market closed Sunday on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. Of them, three sessions closed higher while one saw mild correction. DSEX, the benchmark index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), rose 108.55 points or 1.81 percent to settle at 6,115 points. The two other indices — the DS30 index and the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) – also followed the suit to close at 2,178 and 1,348 points, after soaring 39.78 points and 25.77 points respectively. The port city bourse, Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE), also ended higher with its Selective Categories Index, CSCX, advancing by 226 points or 2.0 percent to settle at 11,468. The total turnover for the week stood at BDT 42.31 billion on major bourse which was BDT 45.45 billion in the week before, falling 6.91 percent as last week saw four trading sessions instead of previous week’s five. The daily turnover averaged at BDT 10.58 billion, which was 16.36 percent higher than the previous week’s average of BDT 9.08 billion.

DSE ends week gaining over 45 points

Date : 07/09/2017

Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Thursday and finally closed advancing over 45 points. After facing mild correction in the previous day, the DSE and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid rising trading activities. DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 45.80 points or 0.75 percent to stand at 6,114 points, at the end of the day. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 18.02 points or 0.83 per cent to reach at 2,178 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 12.29 points or 0.92 percent to stand at 1,347 points. Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 11.4 billion. Of the issues traded, 146 advanced, 133 declined and 50 remained unchanged.

DSE closed negative on Wednesday

Date : 06/09/2017

Country’s stock markets turned into negative at midday on Wednesday and finally closed losing over 13 points. After hitting fresh high of the prime index of the major bourse in the previous day, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened optimistic amid rising trading activities. However, after 11:30am, the market started to decline. DSEX, the prime index of the DSE stands at 6,069 points, losing 13.82 points or 0.22 percent at the end of the day. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, however, stayed positive, advancing 3.39 points or 0.15 percent to reach at 2160 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 1.78 points or 0.13 percent to reach at 1,335 points. Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at BDT 13.6 billion. Of the issues traded, 138 advanced, 163 declined and 22 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

DSE closed gaining over 44 points on Tuesday

Date : 05/09/2017

The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Tuesday and finally closed the day advancing over 44 points as investors continued their buying appetite. DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 44.63 points or 0.73 percent to stand at 6,083 points, at the end of the day. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 12.08 points or 0.56 per cent to reach at 2,157 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 4.83 points or 0.36 percent to stand at 1,333 points. Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 10.4 billion. Of the issues traded, 173 advanced, 118 declined and 30 remained unchanged.

Stocks closed higher after Eid vacation

Date : 04/09/2017

Country’s both stock markets faced upward trend in early hour of trading and finally closed positive on Monday, after three-day Eid holidays. Trading on the bourses remained closed from September 1 to September 3 on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, including weekly holidays. After crossing the 6,000-mark of the prime index of the major bourse before Eid vacation, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) showed upward trend. DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, advanced 31.94 points or 0.53 per cent to stand at 6,038 points at the end of the day. The two other indices also saw positive trend. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 6.27 points or 0.29 per cent to 2,145 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 6.85 points or 0.51 per cent to stand at 1,328 points. Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 6.67 billion. Of the issues traded, 181 advanced, 104 declined and 44 remained unchanged.

Stocks to stay closed Sept 1 to 3

Date : 31/08/2017

Trading on the bourses will remain closed from September 1 to September 3 in line with the government holidays on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha. Trading and official activities on the bourses will resume from September 4 (Monday).

DSEX exceeds 6,000-mark in early trading

Date : 31/08/2017

Stocks faced an upward trend in the first hour of trading on Thursday, the last trading session before Eid-al-Azha vacation, with key index of the major bourse DSEX crossing the 6,000-mark. After hitting a record high of the prime index of the major bourse on the previous day, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid slow trading activities. DSEX, the benchmark index of the DSE, went up by 28 points or 0.44 cent to reach 6,002 points at 11:00am. Two other indices also saw a positive trend till then. Of them, DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 8.62 points or 0.41 per cent to 2,135 points, and DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 3.18 points or 0.24 to stand at 1,322 points.

DSE closed positive on Wednesday

Date : 30/08/2017

The DSE witnessed positive trend in early hour of trading and finally closed gaining over 25 points on Wednesday. DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, advanced by 25.44 points to stand at 5,937 points at the end of the day. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also advanced 3.38 points or 0.25 percent to stand at 1,319 points. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips gained 1.6 points or 0.07 per cent to reach at 2,126 points. Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 8.04 billion. Of the issues traded, 142 advanced, 136 declined and 51 remained unchanged.

Stocks stayed positive at midday on Tuesday

Date : 29/08/2017

County’s stocks stayed upbeat at midday on Tuesday. The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid rising turnover. DSEX, the prime index of the DSE stands at 5,974 points, advancing 26.58 points or 0.44 percent at 12.00pm. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also advanced 7.65 points or 0.36 percent to reach at 2129 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 5.69 points or 0.43 percent to reach at 1,318 points. Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stood at BDT 4.13 billion, till then. Of the issues traded till then, 177 advanced, 86 declined and 49 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

DSE stay positive at midday on Monday

Date : 28/08/2017

The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) stayed positive trend at midday on Monday. After surpassing the 5,900-mark in the previous day, the DSE and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid rising trading activities. DSEX, the prime index of the DSE stands at 5,930 points, advancing 14.50 points or 0.25 percent at 12.00pm. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 3.35 points or 0.25 percent to reach at 1,312 points. However, the DS30 index, comprising blue chips fell 2.02 points or 0.09 percent to reach at 2116 points. Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at BDT 4.14 billion till then.

Weekly review: Stocks return to green

Date : 26/08/2017

Country’s capital markets returned to the green last week that ended on Thursday, after a single-week break. The week witnessed five trading sessions as usual. Of them, three session closed higher while two faced correction. The DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went up by 24.31 points or 0.41 per cent to settle at 5,885 points. The two other indices — the DS30 index and the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) – also followed the suit to close at 2,111 and 1,306 points, after advancing 2.25 points and 1.44 points respectively. The daily turnover averaged at BDT 8.33 billion, which was 2.13 percent higher than the previous week’s average of BDT 8.15 billion. BBS Cables topped the week’s turnover chart with shares of BDT 2.28 billion changing hands. However, there are only five trading sessions left before the start of the Eid-ul-Azha vacation. Trading on the bourses is scheduled to remain closed from September 01.

DSE positive at midday on Thursday

Date : 24/08/2017

Following the previous day’s slim correction the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) witnessed positive trend in early hour of trading and stayed positive at midday on Thursday. Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than nearly 10 points. DSEX, the prime index of the DSE stands at 5,868 points, advancing 12.52 points or 0.21 percent at 12.00pm. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also gained 1.12 points or 0.05 percent to reach at 2103 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 0.75 points or 0.05 percent to reach at 1,305 points. Of the issues traded till then, 165 advanced, 86 declined and 64 issues remained unchanged on the DSE.

DSE up at opening on Wednesday

Date : 23/08/2017

The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) faced positive trend in early hour of trading on Wednesday. Following the previous day’s moderate gain, the DSE saw positive trend at opening. DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 12.35 points or 0.21 percent to stand at 5,875 points, at 10:15am. The two other indices also saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 3.52 points or 0.16 per cent to reach at 2,107 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 1.48 points or 0.11 percent to stand at 1,309 points. Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 882 million. Of the issues traded till then, 127 advanced, 52 declined and 30 remained unchanged.

DSE end higher for 2nd day on Tuesday

Date : 22/08/2017

Following the previous day’s moderate gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) opened with a positive note which continued till end of the session with no sign of reversal, finally ended more than 18 points higher. DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, stood at 5,862, advancing 18.22 points or 0.31 percent over the previous session. The two other indices also closed higher. The DS30 index, comprising the blue-chips, gained 5.46 points or 0.26 percent to finish at 2,103 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 5.06 points or 0.38 percent to close at 1,307 points. Turnover stood at BDT 9.78 billion, which was 29 percent higher than the previous day’s turnover of BDT 7.58 billion.

Stocks closed positive on Monday

Date : 21/08/2017

Stocks faced mixed trend in early hour of trading and finally closed the day gaining over 24 points on Monday. Following the previous three days’ correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) opened positive while the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw negative trend at opening amid low participation of investors. DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 24.83 points or 0.42 percent to stand at 5,844 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also advanced 1.27 points or 0.09 percent to stand at 1,302 points. But the DS30 index, comprising blue chips lost 0.91 points or 0.04 per cent to reach at 2,097 points. Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 7.58 billion at the end of the day. Of the issues traded, 160 advanced, 129 declined and 42 remained unchanged.

Stocks went down at midday on Sunday

Date : 20/08/2017

Stocks witnessed downward trend at midday of trading on Sunday. Following the last week’s moderate correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) saw negative trend at 12.00pm. DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went down by 13.70 points or 0.23 percent to stand at 5,847 points, at 12.00pm. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also lost 3.13 points or 0.14 per cent to reach at 2,105 points. But the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 1.02 points or 0.07 percent to stand at 1,305 points. Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 3.19 billion till then. Of the issues traded till then, 119 advanced, 131 declined and 62 remained unchanged.

Weekly Review: Stocks crack 3-week gaining trend

Date : 19/08/2017

Country’s capital markets faced correction in the shortened week that ended Thursday, breaking a 3-week gaining trend. Week-on-week, DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), fell by 40.69 points or 0.69 per cent to settle at 5,861. Two other indices also witnessed correction. The DS30 index and the DSE fell 16.62 points or 0.78 per cent to settle at 2,109. The Shariah Index (DSES) lost 10.36 points or 0.79 per cent to finish at 1,304. The total turnover for the week stood at Tk 24.46 billion, registering a decline of 50 per cent on premier bourse against Tk 48.79 billion in the week before. The BBS Cables topped the week's turnover chart with shares of Tk 1.40 billion changing hands, closely followed by IFIC Bank with Tk 838 million.

Negative Equity in 140 institutions

Date : 17/08/2017

The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) has listed 140 organizations as negative equity investor in the capital market. Of these, 32 are merchant banks and the remaining 108 are brokerage houses. According to BSEC, the amount of negative equity at present is more than Tk 7,000 crore. Several merchant banks have increased their capital with the aid of the parent company. Besides, the market along with brokerage houses is being affected by such loans. Some houses, such as AIBL Capital Market Services, Mercantile Bank Securities, City Brokerage, Dhaka Bank Securities, LankaBangla Securities, MTB Securities and AB Bank Securities are reducing negative equity. PFI Securities, a subsidiary of financial institution Prime Finance, is the top gainer in the list of BSEC’s negative equity gainers. However, considering the overall market situation, the capital market regulator has been giving different policy supports including suspension of effectiveness of a number of securities rules after the 2010-11 market crash.

DSE lost over 38 points on Wednesday

Date : 16/08/2017

Following the previous two sessions’ gain, though the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) saw positive trend at opening but finally closed losing over 38 points on Wednesday. The trading on the bourses resumed on the day after a two-day gap due to public holidays on account of Janmastami and National Mourning Day on Monday and Tuesday respectively. DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, lost 38.35 points or 0.64 per cent to settle at 5,883 points. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also fell 13.70 points or 0.64 per cent to finish at 2,112 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) fell 7.47 points or 0.57 per cent to close at 1,303. Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 8.36 billion. Of the issues traded, only 68 advanced, 237 declined and 26 remained unchanged.

DSE negative at midday on Wednesday

Date : 16/08/2017

Though the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Wednesday but tuned into negative at midday. Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 22 points but gradually in lost over 6 points when the report was filed at 12pm. DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went down by 6 points or 0.11 percent to stand at 5,914 points, at 12.00pm. The two other indices also saw negative trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also lost 6.17 points or 0.29 per cent to reach at 2,119 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) lost 3.30 points or 0.25 percent to stand at 1,308 points. Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 3.37 billion. Of the issues traded till then, 104 advanced, 165 declined and 46 remained unchanged.

Stocks widen gaining trend for 3rd consecutive week

Date : 11/08/2017

Country’s both capital markets expanded winning spell for the three consecutive weeks that ended on Thursday. The week witnessed five trading sessions as usual. Of them, the key index of the prime bourse accumulated gain of 44.83 points in three sessions while remaining two sessions eroded 47 points. DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went up by 21.36 points or 0.36 percent to settle at 5,902 points. The DS30 index and the DSE advanced 2.60 points or 0.12 percent to settle at 2,126 points. The Shariah Index (DSES) gained 2.91 points or 0.22 percent to finish at 1,315 points. The total turnover for the week fell to BDT 48.79 billion on premier bourse which was BDT 53.22 billion in the week before. The daily turnover averaged at BDT 9.75 billion, which was nearly 8.31 percent lower than the previous week’s average of BDT 10.64 billion. Among 334 issues trading on DSE during the week, 185 declined, 129 advanced and 20 remained unchanged. The new BBS Cables was the week’s highest gainer, posting 29.89 percent gain, while Information Services Network was the worst loser, losing 14.29 percent.

DSE ends week gaining over 11 points

Date : 10/08/2017

Dhaka Stocks Exchange (DSE) witnessed mixed performance and finally closed with positive trend on Thursday, the last trading day of week. Following the mixed performance of major sector, key index also displayed a flat movement for more than an hour. The market started the session with a positive note and within four minutes the DSE broad index DSEX touched 5900 points.DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, closed at 11.67 points or 0.19 percent to stand at 5,901 points. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also advanced 4.5 points or 0.21 per cent to 2,125 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 3.28 points or 0.25 percent to stand at 1,314 points. Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 9.61 billion. Of the issues traded till then, 115 advanced, 173 declined and 44 remained unchanged.

DSE lost over 15 points on Tuesday

Date : 08/08/2017

DSE witnessed downward trend at midday and also closed losing over 15 points on Tuesday as investors remained on profit booking mood on sector-wise stocks. Following the previous two days’ upward trend, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened lower amid slow trading activities. DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, lost 15.92 points or 0.26 per cent to settle at 5,897 points. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also fell 5.42 points or 0.25 per cent to finish at 2,119 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) witnessed little high to gain 0.24 points or 0.01 per cent to close at 1,309.

DSE witnesses positive trend at midday

Date : 07/08/2017

Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) witnessed sharp rise in early hour of trading and also stayed positive on Monday. After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 38 points. DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 11 points or 0.20 percent to stand at 5,919 points, at 1:10pm. But the two other indices went down though they opened higher earlier at the morning. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips fell 4.19 points or 0.19 per cent to 2,125 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also lost 2.13 points or 0.16 percent to stand at 1,310 points. Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 7.34 billion. Of the issues traded till then, 124 advanced, 160 declined and 64 remained unchanged.

DSEX crosses 5900 points on Sunday

Date : 06/08/2017

The major price index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) crossed 5,900 points mark on Sunday for the first time. DSEX closed with 27.18 points up at 5907.63 points which were the highest after introducing the DSEX on January 27, 2013. The blue-chip DS30 and Shariah DSES also followed the same trend with 6.95 points up at 2130.07 and with 1.49 points up at 1313.12. The trade value of the day was Tk 9.193 billion and the trade volume was 350.9 million shares. Among the traded 332 issues at DSE, 153 closed higher against 146 losing issues.

DSE stayed positive at midday on Sunday

Date : 06/08/2017

Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) has witnessed upward trend at midday on Sunday, the first day of the week. The weekly opening session started on a positive note with the DSE broad index DSEX gaining 20 points within 10 minutes. Later, the DSEX lost some points and a flat movement was observed till 11:30 am. DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 22 points or 0.38 percent to stand at 5,903 points, at 12:50pm. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also advanced 7.86 points or 0.37 per cent to 2,130 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 3.71 points or 0.28 percent to stand at 1,315 points. Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 4.57 billion at 12:50pm. Of the issues traded till then, 179 advanced, 100 declined and 50 remained unchanged.

DSE ends week losing over 10 points

Date : 03/08/2017

Stocks end week negative and slipped into the red on Thursday cracking a three-day gaining line. The market faced instability in the first 30 minutes of trading and next 30 minutes went up sharply, crossing the 5,900-mark. But, rest of the session fell steadily and lastly closed 10.71 points lower. DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), lost 10.71 points or 0.18 per cent to settle at 5,880 points. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also fell 8.54 points or 0.40 per cent to finish at 2,123 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) shed 3.52 points or 0.26 per cent to close at 1,312. Turnover fell to Tk 10.78 billion on the DSE, which was nearly 13 per cent lower than the previous day’s Tk 12.39 billion. A total number of 0.150 million trades were executed in the day’s trading session with trading volume of 422.42 million securities. Losers took a modest lead over the gainers as 321 issues traded, 165 closed lower, 137 closed higher and 29 remained unchanged.

Stocks witness mixed trend in early trading

Date : 03/08/2017

Stocks witnessed mixed trend in early hour of trading as investors remained active in both sides of trading fence. Following the previous two days’ sharp gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) saw negative trend on Thursday. The key index of the country’s prime bourse lost over 5 points at 10:55am. DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 11.35 points to reach at 5,902 points at 11:20am. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 0.69 points or 0.05 to stand at 1,315 points. However, the DS30 index, comprising blue chips fell 3.21 points or 0.15 per cent to 2,128 points. Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 2.76 billion when the report was filed at 10:30am.

DSE keeps turnover Tk 12 billion-mark

Date : 02/08/2017

Stocks witnessed yet another positive session Wednesday, with turnover crossing Tk 12 billion-mark on the prime bourse keeping the previous day’s scale. Turnover on that day stood at Tk 12.38 billion on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), country's premier bourse. It was the biggest single-day transaction in last two weeks since July 16, when the turnover was recorded at Tk 12.63 billion. The DSEX continued to hold its gaining momentum adding 14.90 points to settle at a historical high of 5,891 points since inception of the prime index four-and-a-half-year back by replacing the DGEN on January 27, 2013. But the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) fell 1.22 points or 0.09 per cent to close at 1,315. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also fell 5.29 points or 0.24 per cent to finish at 2,131.

DSE witnessed mixed trend at midday

Date : 02/08/2017

Stocks witnessed mixed trend at midday of trading on Wednesday as investors remained active in both sides of trading fence. Following the previous two days’ gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) saw positive trend. Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse fell 6.68 points. DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 5.06 points to reach at 5,881 points at 1:35pm. But the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) lost 0.10 points or 0.007 to stand at 1,316points. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also fell 6.39 points or 0.29 per cent to 2,130 points.

DSE closed up keeping positive trend on Tuesday

Date : 01/08/2017

Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) closed with positive trend on Tuesday as majority of issue prices gained. At the end of the day, the benchmark index of Dhaka Stock Exchange DSEX rose over 15 points or 0.26% to 5,876. But the DS30 index, comprising blue chips lost 6.55 points or 0.30 per cent to 2,136 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 1.18 points or 0.09 to stand at 1,316 points. Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 12.37 billion. A total of 0.155 million trades were executed in the day’s trading session with the volume of securities standing at 429.73 million. The losers took a strong lead over the gainers as 330 issues were traded, of which 172 closed lower, 128 higher and 30 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

DSE up over 58 points on Monday

Date : 31/07/2017

Following a mild correction in the past two days, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) went up over 50 points at the end of the day. DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 58 points or 1.01 per cent to reach at 5,860 points. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 16.69 points or 0.78 per cent to 2,143 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 4.39 points or 0.33 to stand at 1,315 points. Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 11.66 billion. A total of 0.152 million trades were executed in the day’s trading session with the volume of securities standing at 354.57 million. The losers took a strong lead over the gainers as 332 issues were traded, of which 179 closed lower, 114 higher and 39 remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

Stocks witness positive trend at midday

Date : 31/07/2017

Following a mild correction in the past two days, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw positive trend in early trading and stayed positive at midday. The BBS Cables, a sister concern of Bangladesh Building Systems, which made its share trading debut today skyrocketed in early hours and being traded between Tk 85.5 and Tk 88 till then. The company also topped the turnover chart till then, with shares of Tk 491 million changing hands. DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 39 points or 0.68 per cent to reach at 5,841 points at 1.00pm. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 6.85 points or 0.32 per cent to 2,133 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 3.01 points or 0.10 to stand at 1,3123points. Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 6.44 billion when the report was filed.

DSE lengthen losing trend

Date : 30/07/2017

Country’s both capital markets extended the losing trend for the second day in a row on Sunday with lower turnover. Following the previous day’s mild correction, the DSE opened lower and the downward trend continued and it finally ended more than 13 points lower. DSEX, prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), settled at 5,802, losing 13.02 points or 0.22 per cent over the previous session. DS30 index also fell 2.29 points or 0.10 per cent to finish at 2,127, and DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also lost 6.84 points or 0.52 per cent to close at 1,311. Turnover on the DSE came down to Tk 6.02 billion, which was more than 15 per cent lower than the previous day’s Tk 7.12 billion. A total of 0.098 million trades were executed in the day’s trading session with the volume of securities standing at 176.41 million. The losers took a strong lead over the gainers as 329 issues were traded, of which 191 closed lower, 101 higher and 37 remained unchanged.

DSE faced negative trend at midday on Sunday

Date : 30/07/2017

Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) witnessed downward trend in early hour of trading on Sunday and also stayed negative at midday. Following the marginal gain in the past week, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw negative at opening. DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went down by 21.21 points or 0.36 percent to reach at 5,793 points, at 1:15pm. The two other induces also saw negative trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips fell 8.08 points or 0.37 per cent to 2,121 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also lost 7.22 points or 0.54 percent to stand at 1,310 points.

Stocks edge up amid positive earning

Date : 29/07/2017

Capital markets witnessed a modest gain last week that ended Thursday. The week witnessed five trading sessions as usual. Of them, the core index of the prime bourse accumulated gain of 48.83 points in three sessions while remaining two eroded 16.23 points. DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) went up by 32.60 points or 0.56 per cent to settle at 5,815 at the end of the week. The two other indices -- the DS30 index and the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) - also followed the suit to close at 2,129 and 1,318 points, after advancing 7.31 points and 3.95 points respectively. Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE), also finished higher with its Selective Categories Index, CSCX, gaining 53 points or 0.49 per cent to settle at 10,897 points.

Markets close positive on Wednesday

Date : 26/07/2017

The two stock markets of the country closed in positive trend on Wednesday as investors continued their buying appetite on sector specific stocks amid optimism. After ending slightly higher in the previous day, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened positive. DSEX, the prime index of the DSE stands at 5,824 points, gaining 22.53 points or 0.38 percent at end of the day. The DS30, the index comprising blue chips, was also positive as it achieved 7.10 points or 0.33 per cent to finish at 2,131. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 4.86 points or 0.37 per cent to close at 1,317. Of the issues traded, 177 gained, 95 declined and 58 issues remained unchanged at the end of the day.

Markets close lower with slight positive

Date : 25/07/2017

The two stock markets of the country closed lower with positive trend on Tuesday. DSEX, the prime index of the DSE stood at 5,801 points, gaining 3.78 points or 0.06 percent at end of the day. But the DS30, the index comprising blue chips, was negative as it lost 1.10 points or 0.05 per cent to finish at 2,124. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) lost 0.39 points or 0.02 per cent to close at 1,312. Of the issues traded, 138 gained, 131 declined and 61 issues remained unchanged at the end of the day. Today's Total Trades: 98,955; Volume: 211,444,178 and Turnover stood at Tk. 6,561.524 million.

Markets stay positive at midday on Tuesday

Date : 25/07/2017

Country’s both stocks faced positive trend in early hour of trading on Tuesday and also remained positive at midday. After closing marginally higher in the previous day, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed upward trend. DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 11.38 points or 0.19 percent to reach at 5,809 points, at 12:35am. The two other induces also saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips rose 2.64 points or 0.12 per cent to 2,127 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 2.28 points or 0.17 percent to stand at 1,315 points.

Markets close positive on Monday

Date : 24/07/2017

The two stock markets of the country closed with positive trend on Monday. After witnessing mild correction in the previous day, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed positive. DSEX, the prime index of the DSE stands at 5,798 points, gaining 22.52 points or 0.38 percent at end of the day. The DS30, the index comprising blue chips, was also positive as it achieved 4.17 points or 0.19 per cent to finish at 2,125. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 1.39 points or 0.10 per cent to close at 1,312. Of the issues traded, 182 gained, 100 declined and 48 issues remained unchanged at the end of the day.

DSE up in early trading on Monday

Date : 24/07/2017

The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) witnessed positive trend in early hour of trading on Monday as investors on buying temper. DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 13.06 points or 0.22 percent to reach at 5,788 points at 11:25am. The two other induces also saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips get 5.42 points or 0.25 per cent to 2,126 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 1.12 points or 0.08 percent to stand at 1,312 points.

DSE up at opening with low volume on Sunday

Date : 23/07/2017

Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) faced positive trend in early hour of trading on Sunday with low volume. After witnessing correction in the past week, the DSE witnessed upward trend amid slow trading activities. DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 13.73 points or 0.23 percent to reach at 5,796 points at 10:45am. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips rose 8.01 points or 0.38 per cent to 2,130 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 3.25 points or 0.24 percent to stand at 1,317 points.

IT sector witnessed highest correction in last week

Date : 22/07/2017

The listed securities of IT sector in the stock markets witnessed the highest correction in last week. The Dhaka bourse run the week through instability and broad index, turnover value and market capitalization came down marginally compared to previous week. The IT sector declined 3.6 per cent at the end of the week and featured a turnover of Tk 297.50 million on Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE). During the week, the sector's turnover declined 60 per cent compared to previous week.

Weekly Review: Markets break four-week gaining spell

Date : 21/07/2017

County’s capital markets moderate correction last week that ended on Thursday, snapping a four-week winning streak. The week featured five trading sessions. Three of them closed lower while two faced correction. Week-on-week, DSEX, the benchmark index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went down by 52.39 points or 0.90 percent to settle at 5,782. The DS30 index and the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) – also followed the suit to close at 2,121 and 1,314 points, after shedding 9.37 points and 13.30 points respectively. The port city bourse, Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE), also finished lower with its Selective Categories Index, CSCX, losing 95 points or 0.87 per cent to settle at 10,844 points.

Markets end week positive

Date : 20/07/2017

The two bourses of the country -- Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) -- witnessed gain share price indices on Thursday, the last trading day of the week. DSEX, the Broad Index of Dhaka Stock Exchange, rose over 6.87 points or 0.11 per cent to stand at 5782.47 at the close of day’s trading. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 0.54 points or 0.02 per cent to 2121 points. But the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) lost 1.10 points or 0.08 per cent to stand at 1313 points. Of the issues traded, 135 gained, 152 declined and 42 issues remained unchanged at the end of the day.

DSE down in early trading on Thursday

Date : 20/07/2017

The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) witnessed negative trend in early hour of trading on Thursday as investors on selling temper. After witnessing correction in the past three consecutive sessions, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed downward trend amid slow trading activities. DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went down by 6.99 points or 0.12 percent to reach at 5,768 points at 10:45am. The two other induces also saw negative trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips fell 1.92 points or 0.09 per cent to 2,119 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) lost 0.21 points or 0.01 percent to stand at 1,315 points.

DSC closed 43 points lower on Wednesday

Date : 19/07/2017

The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) has ended today (Wednesday) on a negative note. It failed to stay positive trend though country’s both markets DSE and CSE opened positive. DSEX, the prime index of the DSE stands at 5,809 points, losing 9.62 points or 0.16 percent at 12:00 noon and finally closed more than 43 points lower. DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went down by 43.66 points or 0.75 per cent to settle at 5,775. The DS30, the index comprising blue chips, was also negative as it fell 12.99 points or 0.60 per cent to finish at 2,121. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) lost 7.30 points or 0.55 per cent to close at 1,314. Of the issues traded, only 86 gained, 223 declined and 21 issues remained unchanged at the end of the day.

DSE turns negative at midday on Wednesday

Date : 19/07/2017

The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) failed to stay positive trend at midday on Wednesday though country’s both markets DSE and CSE opened positive. Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse rose 13 points. However, DSEX, the prime index of the DSE stands at 5,809 points, losing 9.62 points or 0.16 percent at 12:00 noon. But, the two other indices stayed positive note till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 0.72 points or 0.03 percent to reach at 2135 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also advanced 1.17 points or 0.08 percent to reach at 1,323 points.

DSC closes with negative trend on Tuesday

Date : 18/07/2017

The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) has ended today (Tuesday) on a negative note. The market opened with a mixed trend and first half of trading session saw volatility, but later half of the session went down steadily, finally closed more than 5 points lower. DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went down by 5.16 points or 0.08 per cent to settle at 5,819. But the DS30 was little positive as the index comprising blue chips fell 1.21 points or 0.05 per cent to finish at 2,134. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) lost 2.03 points or 0.15 per cent to close at 1,322. Of the issues traded, 110 gained, 177 declined and 44 issues remained unchanged at the end of the day.

DSE turnover came down below Tk 10 billion-mark again

Date : 18/07/2017

Turnover on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) came down below Tk 10 billion-mark after three sessions as investors followed cautious mood on Tuesday. Turnover fell 16 per cent to Tk 9.62 billion, compared to the previous day’s Tk 11.47 billion. DSEX went down by 5.16 points or 0.08 per cent to settle at 5,819, after losing 20 points in the previous day. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also lost 2.03 points or 0.15 per cent to close at 1,322. However, the DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 1.21 points or 0.05 per cent to finish at 2,134.

Weekly review: Dhaka stock’s turnover rises by 7.05 %

Date : 16/07/2017

Weekly trade in Dhaka Stocks Exchange (DSE) ended with positive trend with improving turnover value significantly as the investors went for a buying spree amid optimism. Total turnover value stood at BDT 56.6 billion, which was 7.05 per cent higher than last week’s BDT 52.9 billion, while average daily turnover stood at BDT 11.2 billion compared to previous week’s BDT 8.1 billion.

DSEX crosses 5,800-mark in early trading

Date : 10/07/2017

Keeping the previous day’s positive trend, the key index in the country’s premier bourse - Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the port city’s bourse - Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE)-- opened higher amid increased turnover value on Monday. DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 30.65 points or 0.53 per cent to reach at 5,805 points at 11:00am. The index ended with 52.89 points or 0.19 per cent to stand at 5827 points. The two other indices also saw upward trend. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 13.87 points or 0.66 per cent to 2122 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 5.6 points or 0.42 per cent to stand at 1,320 points. Of the issues traded, 178 gained, 212 declined and 29 issues remained unchanged at the end of the day.

Core index rises to record high of 5,783 points

Date : 05/07/2017

Core index of the premier bourse Wednesday rose to its highest level since the inception in January, 2013. Stocks extended the winning streak for the three consecutive sessions on the day. DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) added 22.15 points or 0.38 per cent to settle at a new high of 5,783 points, surpassing the previous high of 5,777 points recorded on April 4 this year. The country's prime bourse launched the DSE Broad Index (DSEX) on January 27, 2013 with a base point of 4,055.90, replacing the DSE General Index (DGEN).

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Prime Life Insurance approved 25pc cash dividend

Date : 08/08/2017

Prime Life Insurance company has approved 25 percent cash dividend for the year ended on December 31 in 2016. The final approval of the recommended dividend will come during the annual general meeting (AGM) scheduled to be held on October 19 at 10:00am in Dhaka, said an official disclosure on Tuesday. The board of directors of the insurance company set the record date for entitlement of the dividend on August 30. The company’s paid-up capital is BDT 305.20 million and authorized capital is BDT 500 million, while the total number of securities is 30.52 million.

Linde BD recommends 200pc interim cash dividend

Date : 25/07/2017

The board of directors of Linde Bangladesh has recommended 200 per cent interim cash dividend for the year that will be ended on December 31, 2017, said an official disclosure on Tuesday. The record date for entitlement of the dividend is on August 13. The company also reported second quarter (Q2) earnings per share (EPS) of Tk 12.10 for April-June, 2017 as against Tk 15.14 for April-June, 2016. In six months for January-June, 2017, EPS was Tk 28.27 as against Tk 31.88 for January-June, 2016. Net operating cash flow per share (NOCFPS) was Tk 39.04 for January-June, 2017 as against Tk 25.66 for January-June, 2016. Net asset value (NAV) per share was Tk 227.20 as of June 30, 2017 and Tk 203.00 as of June 30, 2016.

DSE Training News

Date : 20/07/2017

Training Program on Technical Analysis: The program will be held on August 07-10, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm. For registration and information, interested participants are requested to contact DSE Training Academy, 9/G Building (5th floor), Motijheel C/A, Dhaka-1000. Queries in this regard may be directed to the Academy at 9564601, 9576210-18, Ext. nos. 157, 158, 256, 333 or email at training@dse.com.bd. N.B. Registration is considered on first come first served basis.

Board directors of National Life Ins recommend 35pc div

Date : 19/07/2017

The board of directors of National Life Insurance Company has recommended 20 per cent cash dividend and 15 per cent stock dividend for the year ended on December 31, 2016, said an official disclosure on Wednesday. The final approval will come during the annual general meeting (AGM) scheduled to be held on September 26 at 11:00am at Karwan Bazar in Dhaka. The record date for entitlement of dividend is on August 8.

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