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 Wednesday as optimistic investors remain active on sector-wise stocks.

After reaching the record high of the key index, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid low trading activities.

After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 20 points while the CSE All Shares Price Index of port city bourse rose 66 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.


DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 20.54 points or 0.32 to reach at 6,272 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.

The two other indices also saw positive trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also advanced 8.82 points or 0.38 percent to reach at 2,287 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 8.12 points or 0.59 percent to stand at 1,371 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 544 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 124 advanced, 63 declined and 23 remained unchanged.

Square Pharmaceuticals was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 70 million changing hands, closely followed by Shahjalal Islami Bank BDT 53 million, Pharma Aids BDT 42 million, FAS Finance BDT 34 million, Ratanpur Steels BDT 26 million.


The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw upward trend till then with its All Shares Price Index, CAPSI – advancing 66 points to stand at 19,447 points, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Categories Index of the port city bourse also rose 40 points to reach at 11,772 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 41 gained, 15 declined and 7 issues remained unchanged with BDT 16 million in turnover.