BSS-48 Stocks extend loss as major sectors dip

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Stocks extend loss as major sectors dip

DHAKA, Feb 23, 2021 (BSS) – Stock markets today extended loss as most of
the major sectors closed lower.

DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went down by
67.49 points or 1.25 per cent to settle at 5,317.72. Two other indices also
edged lower. The DSE 30 Index comprising blue chips fell 39.84 points to
finish at 2,017.53 and the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) shed 15.32 point to close
at 1,206.72.

Turnover, a crucial indicator of the market, fell to Taka 5,918.11 million
on the country’s premier bourse, which was Taka 4,670.89 million at the
previous session.

Losers took a strong lead over the gainers, as out of 341 issues traded,
66 declined, 158 advanced and 117 remained unchanged on the DSE trading
floor.

Beximco topped the turnover chart followed by BATBC, BXPHARMA, LANKABAFIN
and Robi.

GBBPOWER was the day’s best performer while NCCBLMF1 was the worst loser.

The Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also ended lower with the CSE All
Share Price Index – CASPI -losing by 181.42 points to settle at 15,383.58 and
the Selective Categories Index – CSCX shedding 110.15 points to close at
9,278.93.

Of the issues traded, 99 declined, 45 advanced and 51 remained unchanged
on the CSE.

The port city’s bourse traded 58.40 lakh shares and mutual fund units with
a turnover value of Taka 26.49 crore.

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