LankaBangla Finance dominated Monday the premier bourse's transaction chart for the six consecutive sessions while BATBC was the most-traded issue on the port city's bourse.
LankaBangla Finance, Shahjibazar Power Company, Ratanpur Steel Re-rolling Mills, Doreen Power Generations and Systems and Central 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 10.20 million shares of LankaBangla were traded, generating a turnover of nearly Tk 585 million on Monday. It was 7.68 per cent of the day's total turnover value.
The non-bank financial institution's share price hovered between Tk 55.70 and Tk 59.20, before closing at Tk 57.60 on the day, losing 1.03 per cent over the over previous session.
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).
The company 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 18.52 billion as on Monday.
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, followed Shahjibazar Power with about 2.31 million shares of Tk 335 million changing hands. The company's share price closed at Tk 146.50, losing 3.82 per cent over the previous day.
Ratanpur Steel notched the third spot, with about 3.19 million shares worth Tk 295 million changing hands. The company's share price closed at Tk 91.50, remaining unchanged over the previous day.
Doreen Power emerged as the fourth, with some 2.13 million shares of Tk 258 million changing hands. The power generation company's share price advanced 0.67 per cent to close at Tk 120.10 each.
Central Pharmaceuticals was the fifth on the DSE's turnover list, with 6.84 million shares of Tk 221 million changing hands. The company's share price rose 4.33 per cent to close at Tk 30.90.
Besides, the five most-traded shares in terms of value on the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) were BATBC, Shahjibazar Power, Beximco Pharma, LankaBangla Finance and Regent Textile Mills.
According to statistics available with the CSE, some 44,018 shares of BATBC were traded, generating a turnover of Tk 105 million. The company's share price closed at Tk 2510, advancing 0.40 per cent over the previous day.
Shahjibazar Power emerged as the second, with 157,326 shares worth Tk 23 million changing hands. The company's share price advanced 3.96 per cent to close at Tk 146 each.
Beximco Pharma was the third with 163,233 shares of Tk 18 million changing hands. The company's share price closed at Tk 113, advancing 1.98 per cent.
LankaBangla Finance was the fourth, with 278,915 shares worth Tk 16 million changing hands. The company's share price fell 1.54 per cent to close at Tk 57.50 each.
Regent Textile was the fifth on the CSE's transaction list with 420,330 shares of Tk 14 million changing hands. The company's share price closed at Tk 33.70, losing 6.97 per cent over the previous session.