Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks failed to sustain the early hour’s upward trend at midday on Thursday as the investors were active both sides of the trading fence.
Following the previous marginal gain, the key index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) rose 14.68 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse advanced 26.41 points at 10:45am.
After 30 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s major bourse stands at 5,700.24 points, advancing 15.93 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 16.31 points at 11:00am. And it started to decline as the session progressed.
At 12:00 noon, the DSEX went up by 1.92 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse advanced 7.24 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 5,686.23, advancing 1.92 points or 0.03 per cent when the report was filing at 12:00 noon.
However, the two other indices return to red.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips fell 0.14 points to reach at 2,051.19 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) lost 0.28 points or 0.02 per cent to reach at 1,309.52 points.
Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at BDT 3.62 billion when the report was filed at 12:00 noon.
IFIC Bank dominated the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 239 million changing hands till then, followed by Quasem Drycells BDT 176 million, LankaBangla Finance BDT 142 million, Al-Haj Textile BDT 92 million and Union Capital BDT 89 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 148 advanced, 111 declined and 50 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE:
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also turned flat as its Selective Category Index – CSCX – gaining 7.24 points to stand at 10,694 points, also at 12:00 noon.
Of the issues traded till then, 84 gained, 73 declined and 28 issues remained unchanged with BDT 166 million in turnover.
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