Retailers trade at Dhaka Stock Exchange office. BBN file photo

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed positive trend in early hour of trading on Monday, after three-day Eid holidays, as investors are active on sector-wise stocks.

Trading on the bourses remained closed from September 1 to September 3 on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha in line with the government holidays.

After hitting record high of the prime index of the major bourse before Eid vacation, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened positive note.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 8.0 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 8.65 points at 10:15am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 8.19 points or 0.13 percent to stand at 6,015 points, at 10:15am.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips advanced 3.02 points or 0.14 per cent to reach at 2,142 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 3.29 points or 0.25 percent to stand at 1,325 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 656 million when the report was filed at 10:15am.
Of the issues traded till then, 112 advanced, 52 declined and 40 remained unchanged.

Fortune Shoes led the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 150 million changing hands, closely followed by LankaBangla Finance BDT 72 million, BBS Cables BDT 35 million, Western Marine Shipyard BDT 32 million and Monno Ceramic BDT 30 million.

The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX –advancing 8.65 points to stand at 11,251 points, also at 10:15am.

Of the issues traded till then, 35 gained, 11 declined and 6 issues remained unchanged with BDT 20 million in turnover.