LankaBangla Finance continued to dominate the premier bourse's transaction chart Wednesday for the third day while Far Chemical Industries was the most-traded issue on the port city's bourse.
LankBangla Finance, Evince Textile, IFIC Bank, Brac Bank and Beximco Pharmaceuticals were the most-active shares in terms of value on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE).
According to the statistics available with the DSE, about 5.03 million shares of LankaBangla were traded, generating a turnover of Tk 317 million on the day. It was 4.43 per cent of the day's total turnover value.
The non-bank financial institution's share price hovered between Tk 62.30 and Tk 64.70, before closing at Tk 62.50 on Wednesday, losing 2.65 per cent over previous day.
Shareholders of the company recently approved 15 per cent cash and 15 per cent stock dividend for the year ended on December 31, 2016 at its 20th annual general meeting (AGM).
LankaBangla also reported consolidated earnings per share (EPS) of Tk 2.87, consolidated net asset value (NAV) per share of Tk 24.16 for the year ended on December 31, 2016 as against Tk 1.53 (restated) and Tk 22.63 (restated) for the same period of the previous year.
LankaBangla Finance, which was listed on the Dhaka bourse in 2006, also disbursed 15 per cent cash and 15 per cent stocks dividend for the year ended on December 31, 2015.
The company's paid-up capital is Tk 3.18 billion and authorised capital is Tk 10 billion, while the total number of securities is 318.25 million. The company's total market cap stood at Tk 20.43 billion as on Wednesday.
Sponsor-directors own 34.63 per cent stake in LankaBangla, while institutional investors own 26.69 per cent, foreign investors 5.08 per cent and the general public 33.60 per cent as on March 31, 2017, the DSE data shows.
LankaBangla was, closely followed Evince Textile with about 11.65 million shares of Tk 284 million changing hands. The textile company's share closed at Tk 24.30 each, advancing 1.25 per cent over the previous day.
IFIC Bank emerged as the third, with about 8.61 million shares of Tk 219 million changing hands. The bank's share price plunged 6.14 per cent to close at Tk 26 each, following its rights issue complexities.
Brac Bank notched the fourth spot, with 2.78 million shares worth Tk 209 million changing hands. The bank's share price closed at Tk 75, losing 1.57 per cent.
Beximco Pharmaceuticals was the fifth on the DSE's turnover list, with 1.72 million shares of Tk 194 million changing hands. The company's share price fell 0.52 per cent to close at Tk 113.70 each.
Besides, the five most-traded shares in terms of value on the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) were Far Chemical Industries, Generation Next Fashions, Tung Hai Knitting and Dyeing, Beximco and Evince Textile.
According to data available with the CSE, some 2.07 million shares of Far Chemical were traded, generating a turnover of Tk 50 million. The company's share price closed at Tk 25.50 each, losing 1.55 per cent.
Generation Next Fashions notched the second spot, with 3.51 million shares worth Tk 37 million changing hands. The company's share price closed at Tk 10.70 each, remaining unchanged over the previous day.
Tung Hai Knitting was the third, with 1.24 million shares of Tk 23 million changing hands. The company's share price advanced 1.10 per cent to close at Tk 18.50 each.
Beximco was the fourth, with 494,493 shares of Tk 18 million changing hands. The company's share price closed at Tk 35.50 each, advancing 0.85 per cent.
Evince Textile was the fifth on the CSE's transaction list with 662,682 shares of Tk 16 million changing hands. The company's share price closed at Tk 24.30 each, gaining 1.25 per cent over the previous day.