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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed negative trend in early hour of trading on Monday as investors are booking profit on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous three days’ gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw negative trend in early trading.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse fell nearly 4.0 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse lost 67 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went down by 3.87 points or 0.06 percent to reach at 5,861 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also fell 3.15 points or 0.14 per cent to reach at 2,195 points.

However, the DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 1.20 points or 0.12 per cent to reach at 1,359 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 578 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 83 advanced, 76 declined and 48 remained unchanged.

Beximco was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 61 million changing hands, followed by Salvo Chemicals BDT 29 million, Monno Ceramic BDT 28 million, IFAD Autos BDT 27 million and Deshbandhu Polymer BDT 25 million.

The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw downward trend till then with CSE All Share

Price Index- CASPI-losing 67 points to stand at 18,021, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also fell 41 points to stand at 10,890 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 29 gained, 29 declined and 15 issues remained unchanged with BDT 13 million in turnover.