Bangladesh’s stocks


Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks failed to keep the positive trend at midday on Thursday as risk-averse investors opted for quick-profit booking on sectors specific stocks.
Following the previous three days’ positive trend, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid increased turnover.
After 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 5.61 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 21 points at 10:45am.
After 30 minutes of trading, the DSEX stands at 5414 points, advancing only 1.91 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse gained 18 points at 11:00am.
At 12noon, the DSEX went down by 5.31 while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse advanced 2.66 points when the report was filing.
After one and a half hours of trading, DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) stood at 5,407 points, shedding 5.31 points or 0.09 percent when the report was filing at 12noon.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also fell 2.49 points or 0.12 percent to reach at 2007 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) lost 2.55 points or 0.20 percent to reach at 1,261 points.
Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at BDT 2.14 billion, when the report was filed at 12noon.
Active Fine Chemicals led the turnover chart with shares of BDT 148 million changing hands till then, followed by Ratanpur Steel BDT 126 million, United Power BDT 104 million, IFAD Autos BDT 98 million and Doreen Power BDT 95 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 91 advanced, 135 declined and 72 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
However, the port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) stayed positive till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – gaining 2.66 points to stand at 10,150 points, also at 12noon.
Of the issues traded till then, 59 gained, 77 declined and 26 issues remained unchanged with BDT 148 million in turnover.