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 Thursday as investors continued their buying spree on sector-wise large-cap stocks.

After facing mild correction in the previous day, 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 more than 20 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 17 points at 10:15am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 20.66 points or 0.34 percent to stand at 6,090 points, at 10:15am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 5.10 points or 0.23 per cent to reach at 2,165 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 4.77 points or 0.35 percent to stand at 1,340 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 917 million when the report was filed at 10:15am.

Of the issues traded till then, 152 advanced, 51 declined and 50 remained unchanged.

Mithun Knitting led the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 90 million changing hands, closely followed by Miracle Industries BDT 55 million, SIBL BDT 44 million, Hakkani Pulp & paper BDT 41 million and Northern Jute Manufacturing BDT 33 million.

The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX –advancing 17 points to stand at 11,393 points, also at 10:15am.

Of the issues traded till then, 38 gained, 20 declined and 13 issues remained unchanged with BDT 25 million in turnover.