Bangladesh’s stocks

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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stocks maintained the upward trend at midday on Sunday as some investors are showing their buying appetite on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous day’s upward trend, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened on higher amid rising trading activities.

Within first 30 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse rose more than 41 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 79 points at 10:30am.

After first hour of trading, the DSEX advanced more than 24 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 68 points at 11:00am.

After two hours of trading, DSEX rose more 25 points while the CSE All Shares Price Index advanced 57 points at 12:00 noon when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE stands at 5,454 points, advancing 25 points at 12:00 noon.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, rose 5.90 points or 0.29 percent to reach at 2,020 points till then.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 8.88 points or 0.70 per cent to stand at 1,268 points till then.

Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at BDT 2.26 billion, when the report was filed at 12:00 noon.

Berger Paints was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 329 million changing hands, closely followed by Intraco Refueling Station BDT 172 million, United Power BDT 95 million, Legacy Footwear BDT 82 million and Western marine Shipyard BDT 67 million.

Of the issues traded till then, 196 advanced, 75 declined and 52 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.

The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw upward trend till then with CSE All Shares Price Index of port city’s bourse advancing 57 points to stand at 16,786 points, also at 12:00 noon.

The Selective Categories Index of the port city bourse also gained 37 points to reach at 10,158 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 84 gained, 47 declined and 26 issues remained unchanged with BDT 75 million in turnover.