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 Tuesday as investors continued their buying appetite on sector-wise large-cap stocks.

After hitting fresh high of the prime index of the major bourse in the previous day, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened optimistic amid rising trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced nearly 25 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 30 points at 10:15am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 24.86 points or 0.41 percent to stand at 6,063 points, at 10:15am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 6.26 points or 0.29 per cent to reach at 2,151 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 5.05 points or 0.38 percent to stand at 1,334 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 716 million when the report was filed at 10:15am.
Of the issues traded till then, 140 advanced, 33 declined and 27 remained unchanged.

Monno Ceramic Industries led the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 44 million changing hands, closely followed by C&A Textile BDT 43 million, National Bank BDT 37 million and Fortune Shoes BDT 34 million.

The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX –advancing 30 points to stand at 11,349 points, also at 10:15am.

Of the issues traded till then, 35 gained, 12 declined and 5 issues remained unchanged with BDT 20 million in turnover.