Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks stayed upward trend at midday on Sunday as optimistic investors remained active on sector-wise stocks.
Following the previous week’s marginal gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher with rising trading volume, riding on bank shares.
Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 26 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 28 points at 10:15am.
After first 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX rose 31 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse advanced 65 points at 11:00am.
After 90 minutes of trading, DSEX, the prime index of the DSE advanced nearly 34 points, while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 83 points when the report was filed at 12noon.
DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE:
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE stands at 5,936 points, advancing 34 points or 0.57 percent at 12noon.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also advanced 5.39 points or 0.25 percent to reach at 2131 points.
However, the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) lost 0.45 points or 0.03 percent to reach at 1,314 points.
Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at BDT 3.30 billion, when the report was filed at 12noon, rising on banks.
Uttara Bank emerged as turnover leader with shares worth BDT 165 million changing hands, followed by IFIC Bank BDT 163 million, BBS cables BDT 155 million, Fortune Shoes BDT 125 million and Pubali Bank BDT 90 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 100 advanced, 173 declined and 40 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE:
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw upward trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – gaining 83 points to stand at 11,146 points, also at 12noon.
Of the issues traded till then, 65 gained, 82 declined and 18 issues remained unchanged with BDT 184 in turnover.