Stocks inch up after choppy trading
Stocks closed marginally higher Wednesday, after a three-day losing streak, as bargain hunters showed their buying interest on selective issues.
The market opened on a positive trend and the key index of the premier bourse rose 30 points in the first half of the trading session. But, selling pressures at the last moment wiped out most of the early gains.
DSEX, the benchmark index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), finally went up by 7.34 points or 0.11pc to settle at 6,496, after losing almost 75 points in the past three days.
Turnover, a crucial indicator of the market, dropped to Tk 14.84 billion on the premier bourse, which was 0.67pc lower than the previous day’s tally of Tk 14.94 billion.
Two most-traded firms Beximco and Orion Pharma jointly captured almost 21pc of the day’s total turnover.
Market operators said the market witnessed high volatility as investors were active on both sides of the trading fence.
The bargain hunters showed their buying interest on selective issues after the three days’ fall, said the stockbroker.
Despite the bullish trend in the morning session, the stocks went down after the mid-session due to the sale pressures of cautious investors, he said.
Most of the traded issues, however, remained unchanged due to the ‘floor price’ restriction and over 150 companies did not find buyers.
Of the 371 issues traded, 114 declined, 71 advanced and 186 others remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
Two other indices edged higher. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, gained 6.72 points to 2,323 and the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 2.16 points to 1,415.
Beximco became the most-traded stock with shares worth Tk 1.57 billion changing hands, closely followed by Orion Pharma (Tk 1.49 billion).
Eastern Cables was the day’s top gainer, soaring 9.95pc while Desh General Insurance Company was the worst loser, losing 5.34pc.
The Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also edged higher with the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) rising 16 points to settle at 19,180 and its Selective Categories Index (CSCX) gaining 10 points to close at 11,496.
Of the issues traded, 80 declined, 55 advanced and 111 issues remained unchanged.
The port-city bourse traded 36.32 million shares and mutual fund units with a turnover value of Tk 1.01 billion.
Standard Ceramic releases its Financial Reports
One of the listed companies, Standard Ceramic Industries Limited, discloses its financial reports for the second quarter, (October-December 22). This source is known from DSE.
The company’s earnings per share (EPS) was loss Tk 1.33 paisa in Q2 of the current financial year. EPS was loss Tk 4.33 paisa during the same period last year. As of December 31, 2022, net asset value (NAVPS) was Tk 2.33 paisa.
The company reported EPS has been decreased due to reduction in sales and gross profit.
South Asian Stock hikes on the outgoing week
South Asian Bourse or Stock Markets saw growth last week. Among them, the hike was in the stock markets of India and Pakistan.
A review of South Asian markets shows that India’s Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) index BSE Sensex has hiked 1,464 points during the week. At the end of the week, the index stood at 58,991 points. On the other hand, the Nifty-50 index of the country’s National Stock Exchange rose by 414 points last week. At the end of the week, the index stood at 17,359 points.
Pakistan Stock Exchange Index ‘KSE 100’ earned 58 points last week. After a week of gaining, the index settled at 40,000 points.
On the hand The Sri Lankan stock market hiked, the Colombo Stock Exchange index ‘ASPI’ lost 118 points in a week. After a week the index settled at 9,301 points.
Bhutan’s stock market index ‘BSI’ hiked by 68 point and the index stood at 1,195 points throughout the whole week. Nepal’s ‘NEPSE’ lost 7 points last week, as the index stands at 1,908 points.
‘Capital Market Marching forward to its Desired Goal’
BSEC: Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Professor Shibli Rubayat-Ul-Islam have told that the capital market is marching forwards to its desired goal.
The roadshows organized in many global nations to bring in foreign investment through this market and are getting good results. Foreign investors are inquiring about many issues. BSEC Chairman also said ‘Bangladesh is moving in the right direction. If we continue like this, we will certainly be able to achieve the goal of becoming a developed country.’ He said this while addressing the Chief Guest at the Iftar Mahfil organized by the Capital Market Journalists Forum (CMJF) on Friday (March 31).
BSEC Commissioner Professor Dr. was present as a guest at the event. Sheikh Shamsuddin Ahmed, commissioner. Mizanur Rahman, Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) Chairman Prof. Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hasan Babu, Director Professor Abdullah Al Mahmud, Rubaba Daula, Shakeel Rizvi, Sharif Anwar, Former BSEC Commissioner Arif Khan, Bangladesh Merchant Bankers Association (BMBA) President Chaedur Rahman, DSE Brokers Association President Richard De Rosario, CCBL Managing Director Farhad Ahmed. , Executive Director of BSEC Mohammad Rezaul Karim, Former Director of DSE Minhaj Mannan Imon, Anwar Hossain, Acting Managing Director AKM Saifur Rahman, Acting Managing Director of CSE Ghulam Farooq, President of ERF Refayet Ullah Mridha, General Secretary Abul Kasem and others were present. President of the organization Ziaur Rahman presided over the program and General Secretary Abu Ali conducted the event.
Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) Chairman Prof. Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hasan Babu said ‘we need big and institutional investors in the market, so we will try to associate or connect more institutional investors with our capital markets. We will go to many of the big investors who are still observing the market. We will try to bring them to the capital market. We will do whatever support they need to approach to the capital market.
CMJF President Ziaur Rahman demanded free access of journalists to all government institutions and establishments and the repeal of the Digital Securities Act. He said that independent and responsible journalism is essential for the sake of capital market and economic development.
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