Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed positive trend in early hour of trading on Sunday amid volatility, the opening session of the week, as some 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 12.52 points, while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse gained 3.31 points within first 15 minutes of the day’s trading at 10:45am.
After crossing the 4,900-mark in the previous week, the prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), DSEX, went up by 12.52 points or 0.25 percent to stand at 4,938.24 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.
The two other indices also saw positive trend. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 2.32 points or 0.13 percent to reach at 1,808.32 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 1.43 points or 0.12 percent to stand at 1,173.64 points.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stands at BDT 769 million when the report was filed at 10:45 million, riding on Bangladesh Building Systems and Lafarge Surma Cement.
Of the issues traded till then, 119 advanced, 45 declined and 39 issues remained unchanged.
Bangladesh Building Systems dominated the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 77 million changing hands till then, followed by Lafarge Surma Cement BDT 68 million, Summit Alliance Port BDT 66 million, IDLC Finance BDT 58 million and Ratanpur Steel Re-rolling Mills BDT 33 million.
The port city bourse CSE also saw positive trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advancing 3.31 points to stand at 9,167.05 points, also at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 30 gained, 14 declined and 10 issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 17 million.