The Dhaka bourse Wednesday ended flat amid mixed performance showed by the major sectors.
On the day, all indices and turnover witnessed marginal rises on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE).
Among the prominent sectors, cement, engineering, fuel & power, textile and pharmaceuticals sectors outperformed the market whereas bank, NBFI, and food & allied sectors underperformed the market, according to a market review of AT Capital Partners.
At the end of the session, the DSE broad index DSEX rose 0.05 per cent or 3.05 points to close at 5684.31 points.
The shriah index DSES gained 0.01 per cent or 0.15 point to close at 1309.81 points, whereas the blue chip index DS30 went up by 0.37 per cent or 7.68 points to close at 2051.33 points.
According to another market review of EBL Securities, the DSE observed a session of see-saw movement Wednesday and edged in flat positive zone amid watchfulness.
"The market started with profit booking sentiment and the investors from both side of the fence remained active till the end of the session," said the EBL Securities.
It said the bargain purchase in sector-specific large-cap stocks especially from fuel & power, cement and banking sectors managed to keep the market in green zone.
The turnover stood at above Tk 9.72 billion which is 0.80 per cent higher than the turnover of previous session.
Of total turnover, Tk 352 million came from transactions executed in spot market.
Of 328 issues traded, 126 advanced, 167 declined and 35 were unchanged on the premier bourse.
Among the major sectors, bank advanced 0.1 per cent, cement 0.7 per cent, engineering 0.2 per cent, fuel & power 0.3 per cent, miscellaneous 0.2 per cent and textile 0.2 per cent.
Among the declining sectors, ceramics lost 1.8 per cent, life insurance 0.3 per cent, services & real estate 0.2 per cent and tannery 0.3 per cent.
Investors' attention was mostly concentrated on bank which captured 28.7 per cent of market turnover followed by engineering 14.1 per cent and textile 11.9 per cent.
LankaBangla Finance topped the volume chart with a value of Tk 295 million followed by BEXIMCO Tk 290 million, National Bank Limited Tk 274 million, RSRM Steel Tk 243 million and Mercantile Bank Tk 240 million.
Aramit Cement was the number one gainer with a rise of 5.98 per cent to close at Tk 42.50, whereas Social Islami Bank topped the losers' chart after declining 8.36 per cent to close at Tk 21.90.