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 Tuesday as some investors are showing buying appetite on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous day’s flat movement, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher, trading activities remains low.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 13 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 4.0 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 13.54 points or 0.25 percent to reach at 5,383 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also advanced 4.49 points to reach at 1,892 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 3.63 points to reach at 1,243 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at only BDT 416 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 120 advanced, 47 declined and 43 remained unchanged.

Nurani Dyeing was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 38 million changing hands, closely followed by Intech BDT 32 million, Prime Textile BDT 28 million, Monno Ceramic BDT 27 million and The Peninsula Chittagong BDT 24 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 4.0 points to stand at 16,549, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 2.0 points to stand at 10,021 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 18 gained, 10 declined and 05 issues remained unchanged with BDT 6.0 million in turnover.