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 active on sector-wise stocks.

Following the previous nine days’ 256 points correction, the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) opened higher, but trading activities remains low.

Within first 15 minutes of trading, the key index of the country’s prime bourse advanced more than 18 points while the CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) of port city’s bourse gained 20 points at 10:45am when the report was filed.

DSEX, the prime index of the DSE, went up by 18.58 points or 0.33 percent to reach at 5,576 points at 10:45am.

The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 7.02 points or 0.34 percent to reach at 2,082 points.

The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) also gained 4.14 points or 0.32 per cent to reach at 1,305 points till then.

Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stood at Tk 191 million when the report was filed at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 111 advanced, 26 declined and 40 remained unchanged.

United Power was the most traded stocks till then with shares worth BDT 30 million changing hands, closely followed by Queen South Textile BDT 22 million, Western Marine Shipyard BDT 16 million, LankaBangla Finance BDT 15 million and Beximco BDT 14 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 20 points to stand at 17,162, also at 10:45am.

The Selective Category Index – CSCX –also gained 12 points to stand at 10,374 points till then.

Of the issues traded till then, 16 gained, 13 declined and 8 issues remained unchanged with BDT 12 million in turnover.