Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Thursday, the last session of the week, as optimistic investors continued on buying spree.
Both bourses – the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) – saw positive trend till filed the report at 10:45am.
The key index of the DSE advanced 16.53 points, while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse gained 15.28 points within first 15 minutes of the day’s trading at 10:45am.
After crossing the 4,900-mark in the previous day, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), DSEX, went up by 16.53 points or 0.34 percent to stand at 4,923.45 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.
The two other indices also saw upward trend.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, jumped 10.30 points or 0.57 percent to reach at 1,807.66 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 5.64 points or 0.48 percent to stand at 1,174.67 points.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stands at BDT 1.18 billion when the report was filed at 10:45 million, riding on Lafarge Surma Cement.
Of the issues traded till then, 105 advanced, 62 declined and 50 issues remained unchanged.
Lafarge Surma Cement Systems dominated the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 376 million changing hands till then, followed by Bangladesh Building Systems BDT 132 million, Ratanpur Steels Re-rolling Mills BDT 65 million, Confidence Cement BDT 55 million and Far Chemical BDT45 million.
The port city bourse CSE also saw upward trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advancing 15.28 points to stand at 9,166.20 points, also at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 36 gained, 46 declined and 15 issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 55 million.