Stocks finished the week on Thursday downward trend with falling trend of major indices at Dhaka and Chittagong stock exchanges on lower transactions.
The boarder DSEX index of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) closed the week with 33.43 points down at 6,170.48. The blue-chip DS30 and the Shariah DSES also followed the same trend with 27.65 points down at 2,197.54 and 23.39 points down at 1,361.89.
The daily average trade value at DSE was 0.96 percent down at Taka 1,221.05 crore. But the trade volume was 12.40 percent up at 42.40 crore shares.
Out of the 335 traded securities, 83 closed higher against 236 losing issues when 15 remained unchanged.
During the week, the top five gainers were Rupali Bank, Uttara Bank, National Bank, Safko Spinning Mills and Standard Bank.
The five major losing companies were Ratanpur Steel Re-Rolling Mills Limited, Monno Ceramic Industries, Dulamia Cotton Spinning Mills, Samata Leather Complex and Legacy Footwear.
The top five turnover leaders were National Bank, First Security Islami Bank, IFIC Bank, Al-Arafah Islami Bank and Lanka Bangla Finance.
Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also closed the week with downward with its major CASPI index ending 114.58 points lower at 19,153.94.
Like DSE, most of the issues traded here closed lower when both the trade value and volume of shares decreased.-BSS