Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed mixed trend in early hour of trading on Wednesday as investors were active both side of trading fence.
Both bourses – the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) saw positive trend amid volatility while the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw negative trend till the report was filing at 10:45am.
After crossing the 5,700-mark in the previous day, the key index of the DSE advanced 7.58 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse lost 41.17 points within first 15 minutes of the day’s trading at 10:45am.
DSEX, the benchmark index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went up by 7.58 points or 0.13 per cent to stand at 5,715.83 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, advanced 8.53 points or 0.42 per cent to reach at 2,024.80 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 4.46 points or 0.37 per cent to stand at 1,306.65 points.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stands at BDT 1.42 billion when the report was filed at 10:45 million, riding on Islami Bank and Beximco.
Of the issues traded till then, 155 advanced, 70 declined and 29 issues remained unchanged.
Islami Bank dominated the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 102 million changing hands till then, followed by Beximco BDT 75 million, Keya Cosmetics BDT 47 million, National Bank BDT 45 million and Summit Power BDT 38 million.
However, the port city bourse CSE opened lower with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – losing 41.17 points to stand at 10,700.71 points, also at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 46 gained, 41 declined and 13 issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 58 million.