Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh’s stocks witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Thursday, the last session of the week, as optimistic investors remained active on sector specific stocks.
Both bourses – the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) saw upward trend till the report was filing at 10:45am.
The key index of the DSE advanced 15.26 points, while the Selective Category Index of port city bourse rose 28.68 points within first 15 minutes of the day’s trading at 10:45am.
After crossing the 5,300-mark in the previous day, DSEX, the benchmark index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), went up by 15.26 points or 0.28 per cent to stand at 5,349.13 points, when the report was filed at 10:45am.
The two other indices also saw upward trend till then.
The DS30 index, comprising blue chips, advanced 3.51 points or 0.18 per cent to reach at 1,911.88 points.
The DSE Shariah Index (DSES) rose 2.13 points or 0.17 per cent to stand at 1,247.98 points.
Turnover, the important indicator of the market, stands at BDT 1.08 billion when the report was filed at 10:45 million, riding on Beximco and RN Spinning Mills.
Of the issues traded till then, 173 advanced, 50 declined and 34 issues remained unchanged.
Beximco dominated the turnover chart with shares worth BDT 95 million changing hands till then, followed by RN Spinning Mills BDT 42 million, IFIC Bank BDT 41 million, Baraka Power BDT 36 million and Orion Pharmaceuticals BDT 32 million.
The port city bourse CSE also saw positive trend till then with its Selective Category Index – CSCX –gaining 28.68 points to stand at 9,955.17 points, also at 10:45am.
Of the issues traded till then, 65 gained, 22 declined and 05 issues remained unchanged with a turnover value of BDT 34 million.