Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks kept its upward trend at midday on Thursday as optimistic investors continued their buying binge on large-cap stocks.
Following the previous day’s upward trend, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid rising trading activities.
Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced nearly 22 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 33 points at 10:45am.
After 30 minutes of trading, DSEX advanced 15 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose43 points at 11:00am.
After 90 minutes of trading, DSEX, the prime index of the advanced more than 44 points, while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 69 points when the report was filed at 12noon.
DHAKA STOCK EXCHANGE:
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE stands at 6,229 points, advancing 44.13 points or 0.71 percent at 12noon.
The two other indices also maintained upward trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips rose 19 points or 0.85 percent to reach at 2231 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) soared 15 points or 1.10 percent to reach at 1,387 points.
Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stands at BDT 4.57 billion, when the report was filed at 12noon.
Square Pharmaceuticals was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 199 million changing hands, closely followed Rupali Bank BDT 194 million, First Security Islami Bank BDT 165 million, City Bank BDT 140 million and Singer Bangladesh BDT 131 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 211 advanced, 59 declined and 46 issues remained unchanged on the DSE trading floor.
CHITTAGONG STOCK EXCHANGE:
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw upward trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advancing 69 points to stand at 11,645 points, also at 12noon.
Of the issues traded till then, 119 gained, 46 declined and 28 issues remained unchanged with BDT 1.16 billion in turnover.