Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Wednesday, the fourth session of the week.
Both bourses – the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw upward trend till the report was filing at 10:45am.
The key index of the DSE advanced 52.50 points, while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 71 points within first 15 minutes of the day’s trading around 10:45am.
DSEX, the benchmark index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went up by 52.50 points or 0.97 per cent to stand at 5, 444.60 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.
The two other indices also saw upward trend till then.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 13.42 points or 0.68 per cent to reach at 1, 980.68 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 9.70 points or 0.77 per cent to stand at 1, 270.78 points.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stands at BDT 8.14 billion when the report was filed at 10:45.
Of the issues traded till then, 173 advanced, 25 declined and 8 issues remained unchanged.
Central Pharmaceuticals Ltd dominated the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 74 million changing hands till then, followed by AFC Agro BDT 66 million, ACI Formulations Ltd BDT 58 million, Al-Arafah Islami Bank Ltd BDT 45 million Appollo Ispat Complex Ltd BDT 41 million and IDLC Finance BDT 40 million.
The port city bourse CSE also saw upward trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX –gaining 71 points to stand at 1, 0161.85 points, also at 10:50am.
Of the issues traded till then, 80 gained, 14 declined and 05 issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 46 million.