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

Following the previous day’s marginal gain, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher with low trading activities.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 27 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 44 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 27.42 points or 0.46 percent to reach at 5,892 points at 10:45am.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, also gained 5.47 points to stand at 2031 points. The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 4.54 points to reach at 1,323 points till then.

Turnover, the crucial indicator of the market, stood at BDT 753 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.

Of the issues traded till then, 181 advanced, 43 declined and 39 remained unchanged.

Legacy Footwear was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 98 million changing hands, closely followed by, Premier Bank, United Power, SS Steel and BD Autocars.

The port city’s bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend till then with CSE All Share Price Index- CASPI-advancing 44 points to stand at 18,052, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 27 points to stand at 10,906 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 39 gained, 03 declined and 06 issues remained unchanged with BDT 15 million in turnover.