Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Thursday, the last trading session of the week, as optimistic investors continued on buying spree.
Both bourses – the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) – saw positive trend till filed the report at 10:45am.
After previous two days’ mild correction, the key index of the DSE advanced 21.48 points, while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse gained 19.56 points within first 15 minutes of the day’s trading at 10:45am.
DSEX, the benchmark index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went up by 21.48 points or 0.44 percent to stand at 4,945.82 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.
The two other indices also saw positive trend. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 3.92 points or 0.22 percent to reach at 1,795.50 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 4.24 points or 0.36 percent to stand at 1,170.86 points.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stands at BDT 735 million when the report was filed at 10:45 million, riding on Central Pharmaceuticals.
Of the issues traded till then, 151 advanced, 28 declined and 30 issues remained unchanged.
Central Pharma dominated the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 119 million changing hands till then, followed by Appollo Ispat BDT 74 million, Summit Alliance Port BDT 58 million, Shasha Denims Tk 53 million and Aamra Technologies BDT 48 million.
The port city bourse CSE also saw positive trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advancing 19.56 points to stand at 9,207.56 points, also at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 45 gained, 12 declined and 6 issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 16 million.