Square Pharmaceuticals dominated Tuesday the transaction chart of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) while ACME Laboratories topped the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) turnover list.
Five most active shares on the premier bourse were Square Pharmaceuticals, ACME Laboratories, Singer Bangladesh, Shahjibazar Power Company and Bangladesh Shipping Corporation.
According to statistics available with the DSE, some 1.38 million Square Pharma shares were traded, generating a turnover of over Tk 372 million, which was 6.94 per cent of the DSE's total turnover.
The pharmaceuticals company's share price hovered between Tk 267.40 and Tk 270 before closing at Tk 269.70 on Tuesday, advancing 0.97 per cent over the previous day.
Square Pharma, which was listed on the stock exchanges in 1995, disbursed 30 per cent cash and 12.50 per cent stock dividend for the year ended on March 31, 2015.
The company has informed that the board of directors has decided to extend the financial year (FY) 2015-2016 of the company by additional three months comprising 15-month period ending on 30 June, 2016 instead of 31 March, 2016 in a bid to comply with the uniform income year.
The company's earnings jumped 40.03 per cent in nine months for April to December 2015 as the company has reported earnings per share (EPS) of Tk 9.48 as against Tk 6.77 for the April-December period of 2014.
Square Pharma's paid-up capital is Tk 6,235.87 million and authorised capital is Tk 10,000 million while the total number of securities is 623,586,546. The company's total market cap stood at Tk 166,559.97 million as of Tuesday.
The sponsor-directors own 36.40 per cent stake in the Square Pharma while institutional investors own 12.18 per cent, foreign 15.48 per cent and general public 36 per cent as on August 31, 2016, the DSE data showed.
Square Pharma was followed by ACME Laboratories with about 2.46 million shares worth Tk 273 million changing hands. The country's oldest pharmaceutical company's share closed at Tk 111.50 each, losing 1.26 per cent over the previous day.
Singer Bangladesh was the third on the DSE transaction list with 940,878 shares worth Tk 182 million changing hands. The company's share price advanced 5.32 per cent to close at Tk 197.80 each.
Shahjibazar Power emerged as the fourth on the premier bourse's transaction chart with 968,860 shares of Tk 165 million changing hands. The power generation company's share closed at Tk 172 each, advancing 1.06 per cent.
Bangladesh Shipping Corporation was the fifth on the DSE's turnover list with 335,244 shares worth Tk 157 million changing hands. The state-run company's share price jumped 5.90 per cent to close at Tk 473.30 each.
On the other hand, five most-traded stocks on the port city bourse were ACME Laboratories, Lafarge Surma Cement, Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company, KDS Accessories and Bangladesh Shipping Corporation.
According to statistics available with the CSE, some 252,459 ACME shares were traded, generating a turnover of Tk 27.99 million. The pharmaceutical company's share price shed 0.09 per cent to close at Tk 111 each on the port city bourse.
Lafarge Surma was the second on the CSE transaction list with 228,774 shares worth Tk 18.37 million changing hands. The multinational cement maker's share closed at Tk 80.40 each, advancing 0.50 per cent.
Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company was the third on the port city bourse's turnover chart with 117,897 shares of Tk 13.87 million changing hands. The state-owned company's share price rose 1.55 per cent to close at Tk 117.80 each.
KDS Accessories emerged as the fourth on the CSE turnover chart with 163,552 shares of Tk 12.63 million changing hands. The company's share closed at Tk 77.90 each, gaining 3.04 per cent over the previous day.
Bangladesh Shipping Corporation was the fifth on the port city bourse's transaction list with 22,955 shares of Tk 10.70 million changing hands. The state-run company's share price soared 5.87 per cent to close at Tk 472.70 each.