Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Thursday as the optimistic investors continued their buying spree on sector specific stocks.
Both bourses – the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher in early trading, maintaining the previous day’s upturn.
After 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 27.63 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 47.53 points when the report was filing at 10:45am.
DSEX, the benchmark index of the DSE, went up by 27.63 points or 0.48 per cent to stand at 5677.61 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.
The two other indices also saw positive trend.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 9.10 points or 0.44 per cent to reach at 2,050.10 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 3.26 points or 0.25 per cent to stand at 1,312.39 points till then.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stands at BDT 1.06 billion when the report was filed at 10:45 million.
Beximco dominated the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 105 million changing hands till then, closely followed by Bangladesh Thai Aluminum BDT 96 million, City Bank BDT 76 million, Bangladesh Shipping Corporation BDT 66 million and Central Pharmaceuticals BDT 40 million.
Of the issues traded till then, 144 advanced, 30 declined and 28 issues remained unchanged.
The port city bourse CSE also saw upward trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advancing 47.53 points to stand at 10654.55 points, also at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 50 gained, 9 declined and 10 issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 39 million.