The major price index of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) reached a new high on Monday on higher activities of large cap securities.
DSEX finished the day with 58.61 points up at 5,860.65 which were the highest after introducing the DSEX on January 27, 2013.
The DSES for Shariah-based companies and DS30 for the blue chip scrips also followed the upward trend with 4.39 points up at 1315.19 and 16.70 points up at 2143.51 respectively.
The rising major sectors were financial institutions, bank and food and allied. A total of 138 large-cap securities moved up due to higher activities.
The day's trade value at DSE increased to Taka 1,166.13 crore from Sunday's Taka 601.66 crore and the daily trade also rose to 35.46 crore share from 17.64 crore share of the previous session.
At DSE, out of the day's 332 securities, prices of 179 securities closed higher against 114 losing issues.
The major gaining issues were Uttra Finance, Rupali Bank, Fu Wang Food, City Bank and Premier Bank. The major losing issues were Jute Spinners, Union Capital, ISNLTD, Pragati Life and 1STPRIMFMF. BBS Cables topped the turnover list followed by City Bank, Lanka Bangla Finance, IDLC and One Bank.
The Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) closed the day of the week with upward trend with its major CASPI 167.44 points up at 18,148.44.
At CSE, 258 were issues traded. Of those, 145 closed higher and 82 closed lower while 2.55 crore shares worth Taka 90.81 crore changed hands.