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 Sunday as optimistic investors are taking position on sector specific stocks.

Following the previous week’s upward trend, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened positive in early trading amid rising trading activities.

After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced 12 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 22 points at 10:15am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 12 points or 0.19 percent to stand at 5,892 points, at 10:15am.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips also advanced 6.50 points or 0.30 per cent to 2,130 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) gained 3.17 points or 0.24 percent to stand at 1,315 points.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 1.02 billion when the report was filed at 10:15am.
Of the issues traded till then, 145 advanced, 49 declined and 47 remained unchanged.

IFAD Autos emerged as turnover leader with shares worth BDT 114 million changing hands, followed by BBS Cables BDT 96 million, Keya & Que BDT 70 million, Appollo Ispat BDT 68 million and Summit Power BDT 46 million.

The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) saw upward till then trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – gaining 22 points to stand at 11,035 points, also at 10:15am.

Of the issues traded till then, 36 gained, 18 declined and 16 issues remained unchanged with BDT 45 million in turnover.