Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed positive trend in early hour of trading on Monday amid modest volatility as some optimistic investors were active on sector specific stocks.

Both the bourses – the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) – saw positive trend in early trading amid slow trend.

After 10 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 13 points to reach at 5586 points at 10:40am.

After 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 9.10 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 22.48 points when the report was filing at 10:45am.

DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE:

DSEX, the benchmark index of the DSE, went up by 9.10 points or 0.16 per cent to stand at 5582.16 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.

The two other indices also saw positive trend.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 2.89 points or 0.14 per cent to reach at 2,013.76 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 0.79 points or 0.06 per cent to stand at 1,300.69 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 636 billion when the report was filed at 10:45 million.

LankaBangla Finance dominated the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 80 million changing hands till then, followed by GPH Ispat BDT 48 million, Zaheen Spinning BDT 30 million, Central Pharmaceuticals BDT 26 million and Baraka Power BDT 25 million.

Of the issues traded till then, 123 advanced, 35 declined and 34 issues remained unchanged.

CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE:

The port city bourse CSE also saw positive trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advancing 22.48 points to stand at 10,478 points, also at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 34 gained, 14 declined and 5 issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 14 million.

BBN/MS/ANS