Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed positive trend in early hour of trading on Thursday as investors are active on sector-wise stocks, market operators said.

Following the previous day’s upward movement, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 12 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 35 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 12.65 points or 0.23 percent to reach at 5,441 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 4.03 points to reach at 1,972 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 3.90 points to reach at 1,270 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 679 million when the report was filed at 10:30am.
Of the issues traded till then, 124 advanced, 57 declined and 41 remained unchanged.

Ratanpur Steels was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 93 million changing hands, closely followed by Monno Ceramic BDT 77 million, Aramit Industries BDT 49 million, Queen South Textile BDT 40 million and Pharma Aids BDT 30 million.

The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-advancing 35 points to stand at 16,728, also at 10:30am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 23 points to stand at 10,114 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 29 gained, 23 declined and 11 issues remained unchanged with BDT 185 million in turnover.