Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed downward trend in early hour of trading on Tuesday, the third session of the week.
Both bourses – Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw negative trend in early trading amid slow trend in turnover.
After 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse fell 17.83 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse lost 19.82 points when the report was filing at 10:45am.
DSEX, the benchmark index of the DSE, went down by 17.83 points or 0.33 per cent to stand at 5345.26 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.
The two other indices also saw negative trend till then.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, fell 7.87 points or 0.40 per cent to reach at 1953.97 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) lost 3.26 points or 0.26 per cent to stand at 1,254.03 points.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stands at BDT 514 million when the report was filed at 10:45 million, largely driven by newly listed Pacific Denims.
Of the issues traded till then, 52 advanced, 97 declined and 40 issues remained unchanged.
Pacific Denims, which made debut today, dominated the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 260 million changing hands till then, followed by Appollo Ispat BDT 20 million, Beximco BDT 12 million, Islami Bank BDT 11 million and Anlima Yarn BDT 10 million.
The port city bourse CSE also saw downward trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – losing 19.82 points to stand at 10025.55 points, also at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 21 gained, 36 declined and 6 issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 45 million.