The benchmark index of the country's prime bourse Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) has reported early downfall today, after last week's closure in green, as investors caused selling pressure for profit taking.
During the first session till 12:00pm, turnover on the DSE trading floor jumped by 43 percent to Tk218.21 crore.
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went down by 2.33 points – or 0.05percent - to reach at 4,097 in the first one-and-half-hour of trading.
Moreover, the Shariah-based DSES index gained 0.89 points to settle at 955, while the blue-chip index DS30 lost 2.65 points to stand at 1,381.
Out of the 336 issues traded during the same time frame, 86 company's share prices advanced, 99 declined, and 151 remained unchanged.
Market professionals said that last week the index witnessed sharp rise on regulatory moves amid surging Covid-19 shocks, thus, most of the investors are now in a selling mood for short term profit taking.
However, the benchmark index CASPI at the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) has gained 15 points to close at 11,615.