Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Sunday as investors active on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous last week’s upward movement, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid low trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 25 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 22 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 25 points or 0.45 percent to reach at 5,492 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 9.02 points to reach at 1,924 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 1.42 points to reach at 1,248 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 652 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 107 advanced, 100 declined and 42 remained unchanged.

National Housing Finance was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 42 million changing hands, followed by City Bank BDT 38 million, Rupali Bank BDT 31 million, BBS Cables BDT 30 million and LankaBangla Finance BDT 20 million.

The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-advancing 22 points to stand at 16,836, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 13 points to stand at 10,194 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 34 gained, 24 declined and 5 issues remained unchanged with BDT 17 million in turnover.