Dhaka stocks ended higher on Wednesday riding on the large and mid-cap stocks as investors continued buying spree ahead of year-end dividend declaration.
DSEX, the benchmark index of the DSE, gained by 21 points or 0.37% only to end at 5626 points.
DS30, the blue chip index went up by 7 points to finish the session at 2,033 points, while DSE Shariah based index ended flat at 1,313 points.
“Market advanced on Wednesday riding on increase in large cap stocks. However, number of issues advanced on Wednesday almost matched number of issues declined,” said IDLC Investments in its market commentary. Activities continued to rise, generating a total turnover of Tk1,309 crore,” it said.
Daily turnover at the Dhaka Stock Exchange stood at Tk1,309 crore posting a 0.9% rise, which was Tk1,298 crore in the previous session.
Of the issues traded, 139 issues advanced, 137 declined and 52 remained unchanged.