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 Sunday as some investors are showing buying spree on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous week’s negative trend, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid rising trading activities.

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

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 10.19 points or 0.19 percent to reach at 5,511 points at 10:45am.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also gained 1.58 points to reach at 1,921 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 2.08 points to reach at 1,273 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 1.2 billion when the report was filed at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 108 advanced, 77 declined and 32 remained unchanged.

The Peninsula Chittagong was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 181 million changing hands, followed by Khulna Power BDT 143 million, Active Fine Chemicals BDT 112 million, Singer Bangladesh BDT 98 million and IFAD Autos BDT 70 million.

The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-gaining 10 points to stand at 17,009, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also advanced 7.0 points to stand at 10,309 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 30 gained, 20 declined and 08 issues remained unchanged with BDT 23 million in turnover.