Dhaka Stock Exchange

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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Sunday as optimistic investors went on buying spree on sector specific large-cap stocks.
After hitting fresh high in the previous session, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher amid increasing turnover.
After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse rose 21 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse advanced 25 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 21 points or 0.36 percent to reach at 5,856 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.
The two other induces also saw upward trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips rose 3.70 points or 0.17 per cent to 2,135 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) advanced 4.76 points or 0.35 percent to stand at 1,332 points.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 1.80 billion when the report was filed at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 172 advanced, 44 declined and 39 remained unchanged.
IFAD Autos was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 202 million changing hands, closely followed Generation Next Fashions BDT 134 million, Confidence Cement BDT 114 million AND Keya Cosmetics BDT 110 million.
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw positive trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – advancing 25 points to stand at 10,964 points, also at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 66 gained, 21 declined and 9 issues remained unchanged with BDT 77 million in turnover.