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 Thursday as some investors continued their buying spree on sector-wise issues.

Following the previous day’s rise, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened on positive amid rising trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 9.0 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse rose 5.0 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 9.68 points or 0.18 percent to reach at 5,808 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also gained 1.95 points to stand at 2013 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 3.56 points to reach at 1,319 points till then.

Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stood at BDT 888 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 144 advanced, 81 declined and 50 remained unchanged.

BBS Cables was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 64 million changing hands, closely followed by Stylecraft, JMI Syringes, Prime Life Insurance and Olympic Industries.

The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-advancing 5.0 points to stand at 17,775, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 4.0 points to stand at 10,735 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 31 gained, 21 declined and 04 issues remained unchanged with BDT 9.0 million in turnover.