Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks opened higher on Tuesday, the third session of the week, as lucrative price ranges in some large-cap stocks attracted the investors.
The key index of Dhaka Stock Exchange gains 16.59 points while the selective category index of the Chittagong Stock Exchange rise 20.35 points in first 15 minutes of trade.
DSEX, the benchmark index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange, went up by 16.59 points or 0.34 percent to reach at 4,802.77, after first 15 minutes of trading, when the report was filed at 10:45am.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, rose 6.20 points or 0.35 percent to stand at 1,831.13.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 4.54 points or 0.38 percent to reach at 1,180.00.
Turnover remained slow and DSE turnover stands at BDT 239 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 118 advanced, 39 declined and 32 issues remained unchanged.
Lafarge Surma Cement was the most traded stocks till then with shares BDT 35 million changing hands followed by Al-Haj Textiles, Saif Powertec, Power Grid and Aman Feed.
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) also saw upward trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – gained 20.35 points to stand at 8,927.38, also at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 39 gained, 17 declined and 11 issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 11.37 million.