Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) slipped back into the red today, starting the week off with a slide.
DSEX, the benchmark index of the premier bourse, declined 48.18 points, or 0.82 percent, finishing the day at 5,763.73.
Turnover of the bourse rose 1.15 percent to Tk 812.77. Of the traded issues, 72 advanced, 247 declined and 29 closed unchanged.
United Power Generation dominated the turnover chart with 16.26 lakh shares worth Tk 66.55 crore changing hands, followed by Monno Ceramics, Fortune Shoes, Bangladesh Submarine Cables and Legacy Footwear.
Fortune Shoes was the day’s best performer with 9.81 percent gains, while Bangladesh National Insurance Company was the worst loser, shedding 9.82 percent.
Chittagong stocks also fell with the bourse’s benchmark index, CSCX, declining 112.09 points, or 1.04 percent, to finish the day at 10,646.06.
Losers beat gainers as 188 declined and 66 advanced, while 23 finished unchanged on the Chittagong Stock Exchange.
The port city bourse traded 84.36 crore shares and mutual fund units worth Tk 27 crore.