Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Wednesday as optimistic investors remained active on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous day’s marginal gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher with increasing trading activities.

After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 37 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse gained 66 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 37.75 points or 0.61 percent to reach at 6,179 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.

The two other indices also saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 16.88 points or 0.76 percent to reach at 2,224 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 1.14 points or 0.08 percent to stand at 1,349 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 1.12 billion when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 126 advanced, 58 declined and 38 remained unchanged.

Brac Bank led the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 158 million changing hands, followed Al-Arafah Islami Bank with BDT 76 million, Uttara Bank BDT 71 million, LankaBangla Finance BDT 64 million and Aamra Networks BDT 61 million.

The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw upward trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX –advancing 66 points to stand at 11,609 points, also at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 40 gained, 18 declined and 13 issues remained unchanged with BDT 36 million in turnover.