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 Monday as investors continued their buying spree on some large-cap stocks.

After hitting all-time of the premier bourse’s key index in the previous day, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid rising trading activities.

After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 21 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 46 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 21 points or 0.34 percent to reach at 6,188 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also rose 16 points or 0.71 percent to reach at 2,217 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 13 points or 0.96 percent to stand at 1,381 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 893 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 133 advanced, 74 declined and 42 remained unchanged.

Lafarge Surma Cement was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 162 million changing hands, followed Square Pharma BDT 54 million, LankaBangla Finance BDT 49 million, Northern Jute Manufacturing Compnay BDT 35 million and IFIC Bank BDT 24 million.

The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also opened higher with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advancing 46 points to stand at 11,603 points, also at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 32 gained, 29 declined and 25 issues remained unchanged with BDT 37 million in turnover.