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Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed downward trend in early hour of trading on Sunday as most of the investors are following cautious stance amid ongoing earnings declaration session.
Following the marginal gain in the past week, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw negative at opening amid sluggish trading activities.
After first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse fell more than 22 points while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse lost 30 points at 10:15am when the report was filed.
DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went down by 22.23 points or 0.38 percent to reach at 5,793 points, at 10:15am.
The two other induces also saw negative trend till then. The DS30 index, comprising blue chips fell 11 points or 0.51 per cent to 2,118 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) lost 4.98 points or 0.37 percent to stand at 1,313 points.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at BDT 440 million when the report was filed at 10:15am.
Of the issues traded till then, 60 advanced, 97 declined and 52 remained unchanged.
Lafarge Surma Cement was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 35 million changing hands, closely followed by Prime Bank BDT 32 million, City Bank BDT 31 million, ONE Bank BDT 28 million and Fortune Shoes BDT 25 million.
The port city bourse – the Chittagong Stock Exchange – (CSE) also saw downward till then trend with its Selective Category Index – CSCX – losing 30 points to stand at 10,867 points, also at 10:15am.
Of the issues traded till then, 23 gained, 27 declined and 10 issues remained unchanged with BDT 24 million in turnover.