Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Thursday, the last trading session of the week.
Both bourses – the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw positive trend till the report was filed at 10:45am.
The key index of the DSE advanced 20.57 points, while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse gained 27.42 points within first 15 minutes of the day’s trading at 10:45am.
DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went up by 20.57 points or 0.44 percent to stand at 4,653.76 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.
The two other indices also saw upward trend. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 10.13 points or 0.58 percent to reach at 1,750.04 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 5.89 points or 0.53 percent to stand at 1,113.95 points.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stands at BDT 674 million when the report was filed at 10:45 million, riding on Lafarge Surma Cement and Brac Bank.
Of the issues traded till then, 137 advanced, 36 declined and 36 issues remained unchanged.
Lafarge Surma Cement dominated the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 127 million changing hands till then, closely followed by Brac Bank BDT 114 million, Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company BDT 39 million, Apex Footwear BDT 33 million and Doreen Power BDT 26 million.
The port city bourse CSE also saw upward trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – gaining 27.42 points to stand at 8,683.02 points, also at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 45 gained, 23 declined and 13 issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 28 million.