Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks returned to positive at midday on Monday amid choppy trading as investors were active both sides of trading fence.
The market opened positive and the key index of the premier bourse rose around 10 points within first 5 minutes of trading. But next 15 minutes it eroded all the initial gains and lost nearly 10 points at 10:50am.
After 30 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 8.14 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 18.04 points when the report was filing at 11:00am.
At 11:15am, DSEX reached at 5,560 points, advancing nearly 24 points. However, it again started to decline as the session progressed.
At 12:00 noon, DSEX advanced 0.42 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse gained 22.24 points when the report was filing.
DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE:
After one and a half hours of trading, DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) stands at 5,546.69 points, advancing 0.42 points when the report was filing at 12:00 noon.
The two other indices also saw positive trend till then.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 3.69 points or 0.18 per cent to reach at 2,014.93 points at 12:00 noon.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 0.12 points to reach at 1,294.91 points.
Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at BDT 4.17 billion when the report was filed at 12:00 noon riding on Beximco Pharma and Central Pharma.
Beximco Pharma dominated the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 266 million changing hands till then, closely followed by Central Pharma BDT 160 million, Appollo Ispat BDT 134 million, Pacific Denims BDT 126 million and LankaBangla Finance BDT 120 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 121 advanced, 141 declined and 48 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE:
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till 12:00 noon as its Selective Category Index – CSCX –gaining 22.24 points to stand at 10,418.51 points, also at 12:00 noon.
Of the issues traded till then, 90 gained, 96 declined and 25 issues remained unchanged with BDT 220 million in turnover.
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