Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Wednesday as the optimistic investors went on buying spree on sector specific stocks.
Maintaining the previous day’s upturn, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher in early trading.
After 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 21.50 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 44.32 points when the report was filing at 10:45am.
DSEX, the benchmark index of the DSE, went up by 21.50 points or 0.38 per cent to stand at 5,702 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.
The two other indices also saw positive trend.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 3.70 points or 0.18 per cent to reach at 2,047.35 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 0.69 points or 0.05 per cent to stand at 1,310.35 points till then.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stands at BDT 1.05 billion when the report was filed at 10:45 million.
National Bank dominated the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 76 million changing hands till then, closely followed by Ratanpur Steel BDT 73 million, Trust Bank BDT 67 million, Islami Bank BDT 63 million and City Bank BDT 60 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 117 advanced, 54 declined and 44 issues remained unchanged.
The port city bourse CSE also saw upward trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advancing 44.32 points to stand at 10,720 points, also at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 51 gained, 17 declined and 14 issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 60 million.